Lillian Davis


Arrangements by Preferred Cremation & Burial. Funeral Services were held on November 21, 2022 at Christian Fellowship Congregational Church, UCC

Lillian Davis was born June 22, 1930, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, to Ethyl and John Wright.

In young adulthood, she moved to Santa Barbara with her husband, Mager Davis, where she had three children: Mark, John, and Lynn. She also had six foster children and she took care of a few of them on and off for five years. Lilian was a devoted Pastor’s wife for sixty-plus years to her husband, who founded Goleta Church of God and Christ. She was a loving mother, foster parent, grandma, friend, and, most of all, a woman of God. In her later life, she moved down to San Diego, CA. where she attended Greater Life Baptist Church, under the leadership of Dr. Willie E. Manley, and now presiding Pastor Nate Stewart.

In her formal years, you would often find Lillian baking, and cooking for church events, or opening her home to people in the community who were less fortunate. She had a captivating spirit that drew you in, so much so that everywhere she went, whether it be the hospital, senior day care, the store, or the beach.

Lillian Davis had an amazing sense of humor and a loving spirit that anyone could recognize from a mile away. She loved to dance and swim. She lived every day honoring the Lord, her family, and her community.

Lilian was a dedicated grandmother and raised her granddaughter Aysha (Ace), who took care of her in her older age. Her granddaughter Melissa would read the scripture to her almost daily as her eyesight was going, and she could no longer read her word. Many friends and neighbors called her mom.

On Tuesday, November 1, 2022, Lilian Davis was called home by our Lord. She leaves to cherish her loving and devoted children, Mark, John, and Lynn; nine grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.


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