Brutally honest, amazingly sweet, and naturally lovable. A few truths that melted your heart when you met, knew, and loved Ms. Benita Michelle Davis. Born on August 19, 1963 to the late Floyd Dale Davis and Eddie Sue "Gran Gran" Davis, Benita graced this earth with a spirit that will remain in her two children, Tiffany Michelle Davis and Tracee Victoria Robinson, and grandchildren, Bracee Phillips, Jewel Easter Jr., and KalaniSkye Matheny. Here unapologetic spirit instilled a sense of hustle, a sense of humor, and a sense of survival into her children, and she displayed this spirit until her last breath on August 2, 2018.
Benita attended Junction City High School in Junction City, Arkansas and graduated with the class of 1981. One of the most popular cheerleaders at Junction City High School, she was admired and adored by the student body and faculty. Eddie Sue made sure that along with school activities, all her kids attended church. Among her siblings - Michael Alderson, Franklin Davis, Eric Davis, Terry Alderson (deceased), and Geletha Davis - Benita was a long-time member of New Bethel Baptist Church for over 50 years. After graduating high school, Benita worked at Myra's Groceries, Days Inn, and El Dorado News Time as an administrative assistant until she was diagnosed with Diabetes.
Aside from being the life of the party, Benita will be remembered most for the aromas of baked chicken, steamed cabbage, hot water cornbread, boil potatoes and perfect potato salad that lingered in the kitchens where she found comfort and peace. Although many have tried, no one stood a chance against her in a spades game. Benita was something serious on the cards table, and could have had a career in stand-up comedy because she kept you laughing. One thing she did take extremely seriously, however, was her kids and grandkids. She shared a special, unbreakable bond with her girls. She made sure that she taught them to be responsible, hardworking, and always keep it clean. Saturday mornings was full of sweet sounds of The Isley Brothers, Babyface, Gerald Levert, Marvin Gaye, After 7 as she cleaned her home and created traditions that her girls still uphold today.
As we celebrate the life of Benita Michelle Davis, keep in mind and in heart that she suffers no more. Benita was a fighter, and for years she would not let death or diabetes get the best of her. After several attempts to take her out, Benita overcame the battle time and time again, until she embraced her call Home on early Thursday morning on August 2, 2018. All her wishes were granted, as she sits beside her true King and Heavenly Father saying, "I Feel Nice!"
Public visitation will be Friday, August 10, 2018 from 11-5pm and the family hour from 7-8 pm at Sims Mortuary. Funeral services will be Saturday, August 11, 2018 at 2:30 pm at New Bethel Baptist Church. Interment will be at Three Creeks Cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at www.simsmortuary.comTo order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Benita Michelle Davis, please visit our flower store.