The battle is over, I have fought a good fight, and the victory is finally won. No more suffering and pain, I have much more to gain. I heard the heavenly angelic choir singing as it drew near the hour. When the pearly gates open, I could see…
Mr. Ronnie Ray Davis , a long life-time resident of Williamson and Bastrop Counties, and on October 22, 2021, the counties began to mourn the passing of a strong Black man who maintained dignity manhood while facing life’s trials and triumphs. Ronnie was born to James and Leola Davis on January 2, 1960, in Taylor, Texas, a little boy, the fifth child. He attended Taylor Independent School District.
“A Time To Plant”
Growing up with a strong Christian foundation, Ronnie Ray professed a belief in Christ at an early age at Zion Chapel Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend J. B. Smith. He renewed his relationship with Christ and worked faithfully at Weeping Willow Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Reverend J. A. Fowler, working in and out of season, exemplifying what it meant to be a God-fearing man.
“A Time To Play and Work”
Ronnie was trucker driver, driving for many farms in and around Taylor. He landed a job driving with True Cattle Company and Capital Cattle Company, which became his passion. He drove many miles and saw a lot of land through the front shield of his truck. He hauled cows and hogs which made him trips very noisy. Ronnie enjoyed barbequing, and family picnics and gathering. Although Ronnie did not have any children of his own, he claimed his nieces and nephews as his own, one may say he was the favorite uncle. He loved them all, and all loved him, remembering each birthday without failure. Ronnie was admitted into Elgin Rehab and Nursing Center, thirteen years ago, gaining an addition to his family. He liked bingo and dominoes, enjoying all the activities including decorating and participating in all the activities, especially the field trips.
“A Time To Die”
Ronnie led an active and fulfilling life for this legacy he established is endless. This occasion has caused many hearts to bleed and many eyes to water because of having to bid “adieu” to our BROTHER, our UNCLE, one who will be truly missed! Ronnie is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Danny and his Grand – Mom Lessie.
“A Time To Celebrate”
After seeing three generations, Ronnie’s leaves in God’s hands, his siblings, Reverend James Davis, and his wife, Yvonne, Marilyn and her husband, Humphrey Bowie, Renee and her husband, Norman Owens, and Michael Davis, many nieces and nephews covering three generations, one uncle, Nathaniel Davis, and other relatives and friends, including the Weeping Willow Church family.
Ronnie rest, the battle is over, REST!
Ronnie Davis will lie in state at Elgin Funeral Home, Friday, October 29th from 9:00 AM until 6:00 PM. A Home Going Celebration will be conducted at Weeping Willow Missionary Baptist Church of McDade, Saturday, October 30th at 10:00 AM with Reverend’s James Davis and Justin Green presiding. Interment will follow at Taylor City Cemetery.