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Thursday, April 9, 2020
10:00am - 1:30pm (Central time)
Jean Lou Ann (Rogers) Davis, age 88, of Austin, formerly of Quitman, passed away peacefully April 6, 2020 in Lakeway, Texas.
Jean Davis will lie in state from 10:00am until 1:30pm on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at Lowe Funeral Home in Quitman, Texas. Family and friends are invited to pay respects and sign the guest register. During this time there will be no formal visitation with the family due to current Covid-19 restrictions.
Graveside services for the immediate family will be held on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at The Lake Fork Memorial Cemetery.
Jean was born November 21, 1931 in Gainesville, Texas to Ben T. and Dewie (Smoot) Rogers. She attended North Texas State College, in Denton, Texas earning both Bachelor and Master of Education degrees. Jean married Charles W Davis II, December 1, 1956 and they were married for 49 wonderful years. She taught public school across the State of Texas as she moved through 11 Texas cities and one city in Oklahoma with her husband following his job with the Federal Government. Jean taught 2nd Grade in multiple school districts for 35 years, influencing hundreds of children. Jean and Charlie retired in Quitman, Texas and found a church family at Lake Fork Baptist Church. Jean was a member there for 14 years. In 2013, Jean moved to the Austin area for the 3rd time in her life. Jean also lived in these Texas cities: Seagraves, Weslaco, Plainview, Lubbock, Edna, Dallas, Cedar Park, Lakeway, as well as, Atoka, Oklahoma.
Jean Rogers Davis (Mom/Mammaw/Grannie) personified The Bible verses of 1 Corinthians 13:4-8. Mom is patient and kind. Mom does not envy or boast, is not proud. Mom is never rude, or self-seeking, not easily angered and she keeps no record of wrongs. Mom rejoices with the truth. She always protects, always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres. She never failed to show all of us love in this way!
Jean was a talented artist with many varied interests: sewing, gardening, self-taught piano, genealogy, stamp collecting, coin collecting and all of her grandchildren’s activities. Jean maintained her childhood friendships throughout her life by keeping in touch with her Gainesville High School classmates for 70 years.
Jean was a faithful, devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother and adoring grandmother. Survived by daughter, Cindy Collier, from Spicewood TX, her husband, Kendall and children, Lindsey, Walter and wife, Claire Collier. Daughter Charlotte Davis, from Austin TX, her husband, Mark and daughters, Courtney and Melanie Davis. Son, Charles W. Davis III, from Longview TX, his wife Donna and daughters Clancy Davis and Bradie Hilliard. Bradie’s husband is Caleb Hilliard. She is preceded in death by husband, Charles W Davis II and brother, Robert Rogers, mother and father, Ben and Dewie Rogers.