Ray Albert Davis
b. 18 July 1915, d. 19 April 1979
- Father: Amos Davis b. circa 14 January 1888, d. 12 December 1960
- Mother: Lue Ella Williams b. 15 May 1891, d. 2 May 1980
- Ray Albert Davis was born on 18 July 1915 in Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas.
- He was known as R. A. Davis.
- Amos Davis and Lue Ella Williams appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in DeWitt County, Texas, at Upper Clinton Road enumerated near the household of Lue Ella's mother Maggie King. Other members of the household included Ray Albert Davis, William Davis, Clarence Davis, Augusta Mae Davis and Cornell Davis.
- Amos Davis and Lue Ella Williams appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in DeWitt County, Texas, enumerated a few households from Lue Ella's mother Maggie King.. Other members of the household included Ray Albert Davis, William Davis, Clarence Davis, Augusta Mae Davis, Cornell Davis, Mildred Bertha Davis and Estella Louise Davis.
- He married Forest Parks, daughter of Percy Parks and Elizabeth Denson, in 1936.
- Ray Albert Davis and Forest Parks appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Cuero, DeWitt County, Texas, at Hamilton Street.
- He was working at odd jobs, according to the 1940 census.
- At the time of his death Ray Albert Davis was living in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, at 3110 Elgin Street.
- Ray Albert Davis died on 19 April 1979 at age 63 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas, at Spohn Hospital . His death was officially witnessed by Forest Parks.
- Forest Parks became a widow at his death.
- He was interred at Rose Hill Memorial Park, Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas.
- Mr. R. A. Davis was born to the union of Mr. and Mrs. Amos Davis in Cuero, Texas. He was converted at an early age and joined Mt. Bethel Baptist Church, Cuero, Texas.
Mr. Davis met and married Miss Forest Parks in 1936 and to this union three children were born, his son preceded him in death.
Bro. Davis served as a Deacon for 31 years. Upon moving to Corpus Christi he united with the Mt. Zion Baptist Church, St. Metthew Church and Calvary First Baptist Church where he served 21 years until his health failed him.
Survivors are: his wife; his mother, Mrs. Louella Davis of Austin, Texas; two daughters, Mrs. Joyce Mosley of Kingsville, Texas, and Mrs. Alice Sanders of Wichita, Kansas; four sisters, Mrs. Mattie Steens of Austin, Texas, Mrs. Emma Hill of Ft. Worth, Mrs. Estella White, Mrs. Mildred Cox; three brothers, William, Clarence and Cornell Davis all of San Antonio; four grandsons and a host of relatives and friends.
- The following Forest Davis was born on May 10, 1916 in Cuero, Texas to the union of Percy and Elizabeth Parks. She was the second eldest of five children.
Forest was converted at an early age and became a member of the Mt. Bethel Baptist Church. Forest attended school in her hometown.
She met R. A. Davis and on December 24, 1936 they married. To this union three children were born -- Joyce, Alice and Robert Albert, Jr.
After living in Cuero for a short time the family moved to Corpus Christi where Forest joined St. Matthew Baptist Church and served on the usher board and was a member of the choir. In 1957, Forest became a member of Calvary First Baptist Church. Over the next years, Forest served as President of Usher board #2 and Club Eighteen. She also served with Ministers and Decons' wives. Forest was also a member of the Amicae and the Debs Mother's Club. Through the years she worked in many other capacities, serving both church and community.
Forest was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, three brothers, and a son-in-law. She leaves to cherish her memory: her daughters - Joyce Mosley (Jim, deceased) of Kingsville, Texas and Alice Sanders (R. A.) of Sugar Land, Texas; four grandsons - Marloe Mosley of McAllen, Texas, J. Christen Mosley of San Antonio, Keith Sanders (Michiko) of Houston, and Robert Sanders Jr. of Kansas City, Missouri; two great grandchildren - Rheon Ané Sanders and Robert Sanders III; one sister - Susie Jenkins, numerous nephews and nieces, friends and many others whose lives she touched through her Christian work.
- Last Edited: 11 Apr 2017