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Linda Lorraine (Taylor) Davis

October 9, 1951 ~ May 2, 2022 (age 70)

Obituary

Obituary of Linda Lorraine Davis 

               

                Linda Lorraine Taylor was born on October 9th, 1951, to Frank R and Dona Dell Taylor.  Shortly thereafter she was followed by her sister Lisa, who was her best friend and constant companion throughout life.  Frank and Dona had been blessed with Linda’s older brother Frankie 3 years prior.  Linda graduated from C.E. Donart high school in 1969.  Linda worked as a waitress in the Oklahoma State Student Union, where she met Dan, who was the love of her life.  In typical fashion, Linda decided unbeknownst to him, that she wanted to date Dan.  She found out that Dan had casually kissed another waitress goodbye for the summer, and she promptly bawled him out for it.  That was Dan’s first indication of her fierce affection.  He borrowed a car and went to her house to ask her on a date.  Also, in typical fashion, she turned him down, because she was not prepared and dressed in her best. 

 

Dan and Linda dated for a few years, at which point Dan left school to work in the oil patch to replenish his cash.  Brother Johhny Case and his wife Juanita would often pick Linda up and take her to church for meeting.  Johhny baptized her into the General Assembly and church of the Firstborn at 18 years old.  Linda exhibited her typical joy and devotion by being baptized on a day that Dan was still working in a different part of the state.

Dan had an extended family that gathered often.  The family welcomed Linda with open arms. In fact, their affection happened so, quickly that Linda told Dan that their lifestyle could not be real.  Dan spent the next 51 years proving to Linda that this joy was true.

Dan and Linda struggled their way through college with both working several jobs and living in a small trailer. They would periodically look through their cushions for spare change to get day old chicken or macaroni and cheese.  Ryan Daniel Davis was born to them on October 2, 1970, and fit neatly into their small trailer and their joy filled life. 

Once Dan graduated from college, he began a highly successful career.  Linda was the firm foundation upon which he built his success.  The management training program sent them across the country.  Linda and Ryan went wherever Dan needed them to go.  Like all aspects of her life Linda travelled with joy in her heart.  They frequently discussed how much they enjoyed that time of their life.  They were paupers in college.  Then everything exploded, spiritually, financially and with their family.   The opportunities were plentiful, and God’s presence was a constant factor in their life.

Eric Michael Davis was born on October 18th, 1973, and added to their joy.  The four Davis’s often referred to themselves as the Four Musketeers.  They travelled the world together, spent quality time with their church members, family, and friends, and played many games and sports together.  Linda was the backbone of the foursome.  She was always cooking and preparing things for others.  Linda was the very example of a servant leader.  She was happiest when she was providing for another.  It was not unusual for Linda to be able to prepare a full meal at a moments’ notice.  Oftentimes, those meals could support 25 – 50 people at a time. 

Linda loved serving God and church hymns. She loved sitting under her covered patio Dan finally built her after years of asking. She loved tea parties with Katie and her granddaughters. But most of all, Linda loved her family. Dan, her children, and grandchildren were the focal point of her life. The family all knew that no matter the circumstances, Linda would provide what they needed.  She would even try to provide it when the family member was not aware they needed it.

Linda was seventy, when she peacefully passed from this life on May 2nd, at her home.  She was surrounded by her family as she took her last breath.  God celebrated her victory and the strength of her life by giving her a tremendous lightshow from the storm that followed.  She was preceded in death by her sister-in-law Vivan Foreman, brother-in-law Lanny Davis and daughter-in-law Holly Davis.  Linda is survived by her husband Dan; son Ryan Davis, son Eric Davis and wife Katie, who she considered her own daughter. Grandchildren Jack Davis and wife Heidi; Ben Davis, Eleanor Davis, Ingrid Davis, and Elizabeth Davis.  Brother Frankie Taylor and wife Gaylene, and sister Lisa Davis. Many others considered her a mother and grandmother as well.  Linda had a significant impact on others’ lives.   She will be greatly missed, and her passing leaves a large gap to fill.

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Services

Viewing
Sunday
May 8, 2022

6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Reynolds/AdamsCrest Chapel
1916 South Sheridan
Tulsa, OK 74112

Funeral Service
Monday
May 9, 2022

11:00 AM
Eastland Church of the Firstborn
13140 E. 21st St.
Tulsa, ok 74134

Interment
Monday
May 9, 2022

12:30 PM
Floral Haven Cemetery
6500 S. 129th E Ave.
Tulsa, OK OK

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