Myrtle Davis

Obituary of Myrtle Pansy Davis

Myrtle Davis, age 93, entered her heavenly home on Friday, January 15th. She is reunited with her husband, Lonnie Davis, daughter Peggy Davis, and granddaughter, Jessica Gibson. She was preceded in death by the following: her parents, Horace and Rose Burchard; her sisters, Mettia Foust, Alma Riley, Artie Tumblin, Ceceilia Olson, Marchie Simpson and Ina Tanner; her brothers, Arthur Burchard, Robert Burchard, Taylor Burchard, Tom Burchard and Ralph Burchard. She is survived by daughters Janice (Jimmy) Gibson and Brenda (Phillip) Meadows. Grandchildren include Stacie Gibson, Melissa (Bob) Stewart, Zachary and Graham. Angela (DeWayne) Neighbors, McKenzie, Ella, and Trey Hassler. Cayce (Melissa) Brookshire, McKenna and Cayson. She is survived by sisters, Louise Snyder, Soddy Daisy and Jewell (Ed) Deziel. She is survived by many nieces and nephews. Myrtle was a compassionate, hard working, generous, patient, and loving person who treated everyone with kindness and respect. She was loved by everyone who knew her and will be greatly missed by those she loved and those who knew her. Myrtle will always have a special place in our hearts. One of the most important things in her life was gardening. She took pride in her flowers and vegetables. It gave her great joy to share her abundance with others. Family was most important of all. She spent 18 years as a caregiver to the love of her life Lonnie Davis and her daughter Peggy Davis for 15 years. After sharing many stories about her life and love for Big Soddy Creek Gulf, no one was more excited to see it open to the public as much as Myrtle. She was proud to be a part of its history. Being married to a veteran influenced Myrtle's passion for her country. She was an honorary lifetime member of the Gold Star Wives of American Magnolia Chapter South East Region. From early on her faith in God was an important part of her life. She was a member of Shady Grove Baptist Church and in her later years attended Rechoboth Baptist Church. Myrtle was employed by several different hosiery mills over the years. She was employed by Tennessee Trailers and Price Brothers during her life. The family would like to thank Dr. David Phillips and Amedisys Home HealthCare of Chattanooga - Dawn, Kelly and Jo Anna for their care and compassion. A celebration of Myrtle's life will be held at 1:00 on Friday, January 22, 2021 at Hamilton Memorial Gardens in Hixson, TN with Reverend Alan Stewart officiating. Arrangements are by Legacy Funeral Home and Cremation Center, 8911 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379 (423) 843-2525 Please share your memories, stories and photos at
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Graveside Services

1:00 pm
Friday, January 22, 2021
Hamilton Memorial Gardens
5351 Highway 153
Hixson, Tennessee, United States
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