Jenita Bernice (Brown) Davison

Jenita Bernice (Brown) Davison


Jenita (Brown) Davison was born February 9, 1950 in Brookfield MO to parents Clifton and Donna (Lyons) Brown. She grew up on the family farm near St Catharine MO and attended Brookfield High School. She attended what is now Truman State University, obtaining degrees in Music and English.

Jenita was preceded in death by her parents, Clifton and Donna Brown; a brother, Eugene Brown, son-in-law, Brett Jackson, two nieces, Suzanne Brown and Kathryn Brown, and a nephew, James Matteson.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Davison, of the home. She is also survived by her son, Charlie Davison and wife, Amy, and their children Ty Davison and wife Maddie and daughter Blakely, daughter Jessica Davison, son Brayden Clapham and daughter Madisyn Clapham. She is also survived by Trish Needham.

Also surviving are her daughter, Audra Jackson Harris and husband Chris, and children Trey Jackson and wife Hannah , daughter Bethany Jackson, son Chase Harris and daughter Mya Harris.

She is survived by her daughter, Sarah Halstead, and husband Ryan, son Logan Halstead and daughter Piper Halstead.

Also surviving is her son, Nate Davison, her brother, Ed Brown and wife Marqueta of Kearney, MO; sister-in-law, Linda Brown of LaPlata, MO, as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.

On June 7, 1970, Jenita married the love of her life, Terry Davison of La Plata, Missouri. They moved to the Davison family farm and she lived there the rest of her life, living in a house that Grandpa Davison built. Jenita taught in the La Plata schools for a while and gave private piano lessons to many children and adults. She further enjoyed playing piano in various gospel bands, churches, and public events.

Jenita also had a passion for cooking, and her love flowed through both the music and the food. Her recipes are published in a number of nationally recognized cook books. The focus of Jenita’s passion was serving: whether it be the Lord or the people around her. She genuinely enjoyed making people happy…and well fed. She was a shy and unassertive person, but when there was ministry, food or music involved, she was all in.

Public visitation will be held Saturday, October 15, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the chapel of Travis-Noe Funeral Home in Kirksville.

A celebration of life in memory of Jenita will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, October 16, 2022 at the Cornerstone Church in Kirksville, with Pastor Jeremy Broach officiating. Interment will follow at Gibbs Cemetery in Gibbs, MO.

Expressions of sympathy in memory of Jenita may be made to the Cornerstone Benevolent Fund and may be left at the Church or mailed to Travis-Noe Funeral Home, P.O. Box 306, Kirksville, MO 63501.

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