Helen Davis was born on November 3, 1946, in Troy, Texas, to the union of the late Eddie Brown and Addie Kellough Brown. Helen was the baby of four children and she lived her childhood years in Texas. She attended L.C. Anderson High School and after high school she relocated to Los Angeles, California. She began employment in retail. Soon after, she reunited with a childhood friend, Benny C. Davis Sr., which led to marriage. They shared four children of whom were her pride and joy. She continued employment in retail at The Broadway. She was a member of Beloved Church of God in Christ where she met many friends who turned into family. After many years of service at The Broadway she retired. After retirement she worked as a childcare provider and she assisted in a preschool. While she enjoyed her life in California, her true desire was to move back “home” so she moved back to Texas. After moving back to Texas she worked in retail and as an In Home Care Provider. She was a faithful member of Blessed Hope Christian ministry where she served in the kitchen and the outreach ministry. At Church she was known as Mother Davis.
Helen enjoyed camping and could cook a meal that had you asking for more. She loved family gatherings and enjoyed the simple things in life. She was a phenomenal woman! A virtuous woman. She rose early in the mornings to work and provide for her family. She was a single mother who made sure her family was taken care of. She was passionate about her children and protected them like a lion protects her cubs. She opened her home and welcomed family and friends. Her home was “the spot”, a place to hang out and have a good time. Sunday’s were known as Soul Sundays. It was common for her to host family and friends with a good southern meal. The atmosphere was filled with love, joy, and kindness. She always made you feel like you were home. As she got older in age you could find her at her favorite spot to sit, that one spot on the couch. It was there that she could embrace the activities of the room. Just a short conversation with her helped you see and understand the depth of her wisdom. She was a quiet storm and had a look that could move mountains. She was strong, her strength was beyond what words can describe. She enjoyed her peace. Her smile was infectious. One of the things that could put a smile on her face was to share stories of the good ole days. She loved going down memory lane.
She had two sisters, Ida and Louise. When you put them together they composed a dynamic trio. The grandchildren could easily be confused as to who was whom. When the Lord called Louise home, the bond continued with just the two. They were inseparable and enjoyed so many areas of life together, mainly raising their families close.
Helen is treasured. A diamond. A precious jewel. She had a genuine heart of gold. Her compassion for others is untouchable. She helped all she could with what she had. She will be missed. Her legacy will live on in the lives of others who hold her memory.
Helen is survived by her 4 children, Anthony and Florice Brown, Bernard and Angela Davis, Yolanda Davis, and Benny Jr. and Dominique Davis. 12 Grandchildren, 10 Great Grandchildren, Sister - Ida and Brother In Law, a host of Nieces, Nephews, Family, and Friends.
Those who proceeded her in death: Father Eddie Brown, Mother Addie McLauren, Step Father Robert McLauren, Brother Lee Brown, Sister Louise McLauren.