On March 9, 2014, Vandie Lynn Davis left this life to spend eternity with her Lord Jesus. She was preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Laurene Reese.
Vandie leaves behind family and friends who will miss her greatly. Survivors include her husband Ray, daughter Brittany (Chad) Barnett, step-son Brent (Lindsay) Davis, aunt Hazel (Sam) Beddingfield, granddaughters Brenna and Greta Davis, and grand-dog Booger.
Vandie was an active member of Parks City Baptist Church. She was employed by Ralph Askins Elementary as a library assistant.
Vandie’s legacy is her love of children. While she only had one biological child, Vandie touched the lives of thousands of children. “Ms. Vandie” is a well-known name to any parent of a Ralph Askins’ student. Vandie also spent countless hours volunteering in community projects to include the annual Fabulous Fifties Show and the Relay for Life.
In lieu of flowers, Vandie requested that tributes be made to the Ralph Askins Library or Parks City Baptist Building Fund
Following a private family burial, memorial services will be held Tuesday, March 11 at 2:00 pm at Parks City Baptist Church with the Rev. Don Russell officiating. Visitation with the family will be Monday evening from 5-8 pm at Higgins Funeral Home.
I am so sorry for your loss, all of our loss. I can never remember seeing Vandie without her smiling. She had a way about her that brighten any room. She will be missed
in so many circles. I pray that her family and friends can be comforted by the precious memories that we have of her.
May God Bless You,
Sending my deepest sympathy to all of Vandie’s family. Heaven has another angel no doubt. I pray that your sweet memories bring comfort to you at this difficult time. You will be in my prayers.
Dear Ray & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Vandie was such a dear person. She always had a smile for everyone. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
To the family I offer my deepest sympathy and sincere condolence. May the fond memories that you shared bring comfort to your hearts. Let the promises made by God soothe you as you gain the strength and inner peace to cope with the days ahead. God promises that those in the memorial tombs will be resurrected (John 5:28,29) Death, sorrow, pain will be no more(Revelation 21:4) We will live forever here on earth in abundance of peace (Psalm 37:11,29) jw.org
Ray, Brent, Lindsay, Brittany, Chad,
So sorry for you loss. Mrs. Vandie was such a sweet lady. I know this is a hard time but you can take comfort in knowing she is not suffering and is with her Lord Jesus Christ. I am sure the angels were singing as they welcomed her into God’s Glory. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.
Dear Ray & Family, We are so sorry for your loss. Vandie was such a sweet and loving person. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.
Our deepest sympathies to you and your family in this time of sadness. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless you my friend.
Eddie and Lea Ables
Ray & family, I am so sorry to hear of Vandie’s passing. I only met here a couple times at the Highland Rim reunions and she was so nice & friendly. From these posts I can see she was loved by so many in the community. May the prayers of so many bring your family comfort & the memories you hold in your heart help you through each day.
Ray, Brittney, Chad and Booger.
We were so very blessed to count Ms. Vandie as a friend. Her heart was as big as all outdoors, she always had a kind word, a smile and a hug.
She was loved by so many and so many loved her. Our hearts are heavy but we know she is lighting up heaven with her smile. Please know as we hold you in our hearts and prayers, God holds you in His hands. With our deepest sympathy, you remain in our thoughts and prayers.
Judy, Mike and Jonathan McLeod
Davis family- we are so sorry for the passing of Vandie. There are not many childhood memories I have that don’t include the Davis family! I can’t think of any words to say that would offer any relief to the pain the your family is going through. But I know she is in a better place. She will be truly missed. We will be praying for the Davis family.
Rest in peace my dear friend! You fought a good fight! See you again one day! God bless the entire family!
So, So sorry to hear about the loss a truly dear friend. I have many memories of our growing up together. It really saddens my heart to see her leave us. I know she’s in a much better place with our heavenly Father. My prayers go out to you at the this time of loss. May God give you the strength you need each day her after.
Ray and Family: Please accept our Condolence. Vandie was such a beautiful person, so good natured & fun loving. We are thankful she is in the presence of our Lord & Savior now, no more suffering or pain. Ray, you are in our prayers. May God lift you and your family up during this heartbreaking time. She was one of Gods Earthly Angles and now she is one of his Heavenly Angles.
Mrs. Vandie was always such a sweetheart and treated all of my grandchildren as though they were her own when she was dealing with them. We all will miss her bright shining face and outlook. God bless all of her family and may HE be with you during your time of healing!
Ray and Brittany,
I have a lot of fun memories of Vandy. We were neighbors, and she played school with me when I was five years old and even went with my family and me to Florida. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Lisa Sprengel
Brittany and Family,
I am so sorry about Mrs. Vandie. She was truly the greatest I ever come to know. Not only will the children around Ralph Askins miss her, but those of us that she made friends with will certainly miss her. My continued prayers are with you and your dad and the entire family.
Ray and Brittany,
I am so sad to hear of Vandi’s passing, we will truly miss her and I know you will both miss her terribly!! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers!
Ray and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I only met Vandy a couple of years ago but found out quickly that she was a wonderful lady. My prayers are with you.
Praying for God’s love and presence to be felt by all of Vandie’s family during this sad time. What a comfort to know that she is with her Lord and Savior and that you will be with her again. Sending my love to all of you.
We are so sorry for your loss and for the loss to our entire community. Vandie was such a blessing to so many children at Ralph Askins Elementary School. The students, her colleagues, and her friends will forever be grateful for the profound Godly influence she was in our lives! Hers was truly a life lived in service to others – may God comfort your hearts!
I am so sorry for the loss of this dear sweet lady…….Praying for comfort for the family….
We are so sorry for your loss. Vandie was a sweet lady and felted like part of our family. May we meet again one day and stroll over heaven with you. God bless you all.
With sincere sympathy to Ray and Family. May God bless you all at this sad time.
Ray and Family, So sorry to hear of Vandie’s passing. She was always so friendly and felt like part of the family. May God bless you all.
Lynn and Marcella Scott
I am so truly sorry for your loss. Vandie was such a beautiful person, so good natured & fun loving. I am thankful she is in the presence of our Lord & Savior now, no more suffering or pain. Ray, you are in our prayers. May God lift you and your family up during this heartbreaking time.
We extend our deepest sympathies to Ray and family during this time of intense sadness and grief.
Robert and Judy Strope
I’m so sorry to hear of Vandie’s passing. I remember her from growing up with Carrie Buchanan. She was always so funny! My grandmother, Zadie Caldwell always thought a lot of Vandie too and they spoke often when granny was still alive. You are all in my thoughts.
Mrs.Vandie was loved by all who met her she just had the sweet presence that instantly made you feel at ease .I loved watching her with the kids they all loved her and was instantly drawn to nurturing kind words. She never saw race , color ,or disability to her we were all God’s creatures and even at our worst deserved the best she had even more love. Her patience was never ending her laughter filled your heart with joy. She was a one of a kind beautiful spirit we where blessed to have known our kids will be forever touched by her and her kindness will be remembered for years to come Thank-you for allowing me to call you a friend . My heart goes out to the family you were all blessed by God with an angel to call your own .
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time of loss. Vandie was always a very sweet presence where ever she was and such an encouragement to us all.