Jean Merle (Hammons) Davidson

March 14, 1930 - June 3, 2021

Jean Merle (Hammons) Davidson, born March 14, 1930, to Laura (Earls) and Roy Hammons in Northwestern Pulaski County, Arkansas.

She went home to be with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Thursday, June 3, 2021. Jean was preceded in death by her dear husband, G.A. Davidson, with whom she enjoyed a long and happy marriage; her precious granddaughter, Laura Mae Davidson; her parents; three sisters, Lillian Stancil, Lois McGowan and Thelma Holden; three brothers, Leonard Hammons, Roland Hammons and Dallas Hammons.

Left to cherish her memory are her children and spouses, Allen Davidson (Martha), Patricia Sarver (Gerry) and John Davidson (David Burke); her three wonderful grandchildren, Matthew Davidson, Caroline Martin (Nick) and Will Sarver (Jessica).  Jean is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews and friends.

Her most important things in life were her church, dear family and friends. Jean always said that she was lucky in life, in that she got to do what she wanted to do most: to be a wife, mother, grandmother, homemaker and friend. “Her cup runneth over.” “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever.”

As the family moved many times during her husband’s career – the most important things to consider were her church, her husband and her children and her children’s schools. Jean devoted many hours to the church, the children’s schools and community activities. She was a Sunday school teacher, vacation bible school leader, room mother, Boy Scout leader for her boys and Camp Fire leader for her daughter. Jean loved cooking for her family and working in her garden.

A visitation will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow, 8520 Main Street, Frisco, Texas, on Tuesday, June 8, 2021, from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Memorial service is on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Custer Road United Methodist Church, 6601 Custer Road, Plano, Texas. Interment is private.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider making a charitable contribution to Custer Road United Methodist Church music department, the Boy Scouts of America or a charity of your choice. 

Jean’s family would like to express its appreciation for the kindness and care given to our Mother during the last four years of her life by the staff at HarborChase of Plano.

Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near, loved and missed and ever dear. What wonderful memories they leave behind. Treasure them God, in your garden of rest. For in this world, they were the best. – author unknown

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Jean was a dear and precious friend. I always enjoyed her stories in the Keepsake writing class at CRUMC. She also gave me guidance when my dear husband was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. She will be greatly missed. Linda Carmicle, Ph. D., June 10, 2021 Jean and I were in several Custer Road Bible Studies and immediately formed a common bond. Me from Mississippi and her from Arkansas. We would laugh and share Southern small town memories. Your Mother was one of the sweetest most sincere Christian lady I have ever known. I will miss her beautiful smile and kind words she always shared with me and many other friends. I am so blessed and proud to be one of Jean’s friends. Prayers for your family and may you forever treasure all the wonderful memories. Much love,
Jane Brown, June 8, 2021 I simply cannot fathom that dear, lovely, intelligent, warm and wonderful Jean is no longer with us. You were always a shining light and an absolute pleasure to be around. We all loved that you, Nancy and Gordon were Harborchase's formidable Three Amigos and felt so blessed that my dad had a friend like you. I know you will be greatly missed by all but the joy you brought and positivity is what will be remembered. (In addition to Ubering from Harborchase to grab ice cream at Stonebriar and being more proficient than people half your age on the iPhone, Facebook the like!). Love you Jean.
Randy and Hazel Bailey/Gordon Bracey, June 8, 2021
I am so sorry to have read Jean's obituary this morning . She and G.A. were my friends from Arkansas State Teachers College in the early 1950s. We became reacquainted at reunions at now University of Central Arkansas (ASTC). G.A. was chairperson for his class' union and then a year later help my co-chair and me plan our 1956 reunion to be a great success. Jean was the sweetest person and we remained email friends for many years. She loved writing wonderful short stories and sharing them to me. She will be missed so much. My sympathy to the family members. Cecily Coffelt Bullard, June 8, 2021 Deepest sympathy from us on your lose. She was a real lady. Very happy we got to know her Phil and Jennie Walsh, June 7, 2021 Jean was my friend for many years, grew up together. My condolences are extended to the family. David Brannon, June 5, 2021 My sweet Jean. How I love and miss you already. We shared a special friendship and I will always treasure the memories of our fun times together. Your fun spirit and your sage wisdom, not to mention your stories, are just one of the reasons people loved you. You were a good friend to so many, and always made them feel special. I hope you are teaching them to play Kings in the Corner in heaven! To the family: Your mother was a treasure. She loved all of you so much. I cannot begin to imagine the loss you feel. Your love and attentiveness to her is evident. I know you will miss your trivia a day question. She always looked forward to sharing those with you, as well as receiving your questions. She leaves behind a beautiful legacy that you can carry in your hearts forever. Much love to you and your family. Andrea (Hammons) Cooke, June 5, 2021