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Mary Nesbitt Davis, 100, a resident of Royse City, Texas, for most of her life, passed away March 9, 2017.
She was born Jan. 2, 1917, in Farmersville, Texas, to Robert Allen Nesbitt Sr. and Robbie (Rike) Nesbitt. Mary grew up in Leonard, Texas, and graduated from Leonard High School. She attended Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas, graduated from Southeastern State Teachers College in Durant, Okla., and received her master's from East Texas State University in Commerce, Texas.
Mary was a member of the First Baptist Church of Royse City. She was very active in the church where she taught the same Sunday school class for 65-plus years. A member of the Rockwall Area Retired Teachers Association and the Delta Kappa Gamma Education Society, Mary taught in the Royse City school district for more than 35 years. She loved sewing, working crossword puzzles and Bible study for lesson preparation.
Mary is survived by her loving daughters, Sandi Donaho and husband Rick, Robbie Howell and husband Gene and Ann Davis, all of Royse City; grandson Scott Donaho and wife Sharlain; great-grandchildren Nicholas, Devin, Julia and Nathan, all of San Antonio, Texas; nephews Stephen A. Nesbitt of Gainesville, Fla., and Bruce I. Nesbitt and Geoffrey R. Nesbitt, both of Arlington, Va.; and niece Christianne Nesbitt Fowler of Suffolk, Va.
She was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack Davis; brother Robert A. Nesbitt Jr.; sister Nell Upton; and nephew Jerry Wayne Wells.
Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 15, at First Baptist Church, 900 Pullen St., Royse City 75189, with Pastor Rick Donaho and Pastor Scott Donaho officiating. Interment will follow in the I.O.O.F. Cemetery in Farmersville.
The family will receive friends Tuesday evening at Rest Haven Funeral Home-Royse City Chapel from 5 to 8 p.m.
Memorials in Mary's memory may be made to the International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention at IMB, Attn: Development, PO Box 6767, Richmond, VA 23230 or online at www.imb.org. Memorials may also be made to Davis Elementary in Royse City at Royse City ISD, for Davis Elementary, PO Box 479, Royse City, TX 75189.
Published on March 14, 2017
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