Let the memory of Rita be with us forever
  • 94 years old
  • Born on February 19, 1920 .
  • Passed away on November 8, 2014 .

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Rita Davis, 94, born on February 19, 1920 and passed away on November 8, 2014. We will remember her forever.

   "Rita packed alot into her 94 years and had lots of adventures and stories and involvment in people's lives.  We encourage you to share you story, memory or picture of Rita as she crossed your path."

Posted by Leecia Penrod on 19th February 2018
Rita was a great lady and good friend. I still miss our visits.
Posted by Mary Sheridan on 8th November 2017
We worshipped with the Davis family in Rochester, NY many, many years ago, and although I hadn't seen Rita for probably thirty years, I have warm memories of a strong, capable, determined woman whose heart was huge. When she knew good to do, she did it and drew others in. I've met a few over the years who reminded me of her. One of many memories is when we cooked for Camp Hunt and there was a flood. We were physically carried out in the middle of the night. We shared a lot .
Posted by Deborah L. Flierl on 19th February 2017
I remember her bringing me a Bible when I was expecting my daughter. I particularly liked Proverbs.
Posted by Deborah L. Flierl on 19th February 2016
I remember going to church with Aunt Rita and family at the Church of Christ in the early seventies. It was a nice experience. I liked the hymns. I remember her visits to me when I was ill.
Posted by Leecia Penrod on 19th February 2015
Missing my friend, Rita, today on what would have been her 95th birthday.
Posted by Deborah L. Flierl on 12th December 2014
May God's blessings be a comfort to you in your loss. Seen in a church garden: To live in hearts that love is not to die.
Posted by Deborah L. Flierl on 12th December 2014
My Aunt Rita Davis was a positive influence in my life. Although I grew up oversees, there were times when we, or I, visited Rochester, NY. At a difficult time for me, in the early 1970's she invited me to come and stay for a while with her and uncle Red and cousins. I remember enjoying visits to the Church of Christ and the hymns we sang and discussions of the Bible. She later came to visit me and gave me a Bible. I am thankful for associations I have had with that part of my family.
Posted by Denise Ammerman on 22nd November 2014
Noreen Andrews of Buffalo, NY would like to leave this tribute to her long-time friend: We met in approximately 1970 when we were cooks together at Camp Agape while our children were campers. We remained friends throughout the years and became traveling companions after the passing of our husbands. In about 1992, when Rita moved from Nashville to Washington state, I helped drive her car across the country. We took about a month and made it into a sight-seeing trip. Four years later, when Sally's family moved to Hawaii, I went back to Washington, and Rita and I made a return sight-seeing trip back to Nashville. In the interim, Rita went with me and a group from Milwaukee, WI to the Holy Lands. Through all these adventures, we became fast friends. Travelling with Rita was always interesting. She did the packing, and I did most of the driving. In the days before everybody carried a water bottle, Rita carried one. Our stops in travelling revolved around replenishing Rita's water bottle and emptying Rita. Spending so much time together, we had many, many interesting conversations together. I travelled to Nashville many times to visit her, and she came to Buffalo regularly to visit her brother so we could reconnect then, too. I surely miss her.
Posted by Julie Tuley on 19th November 2014
My husband and I got to know Rita Davis through the Sonseekers class at Woodmont Hills Church of Christ. We had the opportunity to take her to church once a month, for about a year. Conversations with Rita were always unfiltered, which was a breath of fresh air for us to hear. I remember one Sunday she asked me what I had been doing that weekend and I told her I had been making banana bread with some of our old bananas. So, the next Sunday, Rita brought me her old bananas so I could make more for her! Maybe she just wanted some banana bread, but I believe that was her way to let me know she cared and enjoyed my company! We will miss you Ms. Rita!
Posted by Barb Hendricks on 18th November 2014
We met Rita in Hawaii. We enjoyed her visits to see Sally's family. The best word to describe Rita is "involved"!!! She was involved in life, involved with friends, involved with family, involved in many good causes, involved in having adventures, and most definitely involved with her Christian family. She was busy all the time, so I'm sure she's keeping God busy. Blessings and love to her family who I know will miss her terribly!!
Posted by Leecia Penrod on 18th November 2014
I enjoyed talking with Rita about her travels and sharing mine with her. She was a good friend, and I miss visiting with her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Posted by Alicia Rye on 18th November 2014
Note from Imogene Adams Rye My sister, Irene Proctor, and Rita were good freinds. When Irene,my sister Allie, and I were planning a trip to England, Rita gave Irene her sister Jeane's address and phone number in Camberley and told Irene to be sure and get in touch with her. We did call Jeane. Rita had called ahead and "insisted" that Jeane show us around and "go all out" for Irene and her sisters. Jeane did as Rita asked and more. We had lots of unforgetable times with Jeane. When we returned to Nashville, we thanked Rita and shared details and pictures with her. I have never forgotten Rita's friendship with Irene and through her, Rita became my friend too.
Posted by Cathy Stover on 18th November 2014
We enjoyed so much picking up Rita for church. She was a dedicated Christian and was always cheerful, upbeat and a total delight to be with. There was absolutely no pretense with Rita-- what you saw, what she said, was exactly who she was and what she meant. She was so proud of her children and grandchildren and delighted in telling us what all they were doing, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of her family. Rick and Cathy Stover
Posted by Betty Coll on 11th November 2014
I have Rita to thank for introducing me to Mary Sheridan. Mary helped us find a home in Silver Spring. My thoughts are with you Sally.
Posted by Mary Sheridan on 11th November 2014
I remembers years of worshipping with Rita and Red in Rochester, and then visiting them on the way to Texas. Rita was given to hospitality, a dedicated bargain hunter. We were camp cooks together the year that Camp Hunt had a flood and we had to be evacuated.

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