Helen Davidson

Obituary of Helen Bernice Davidson

Helen Bernice Davidson was born on May 25, 1931 in Claiborne County, Tennessee. She was one of twelve children born from the union of the late Charlie McAnally and the late Nellie (Riddle) McAnally.

Helen married the love of her life Earl Davidson on July 16, 1949 in Middlesboro Kentucky. They moved to the Monroe area shortly after their marriage. Helen and Earl were blessed with three children. Helen worked as a bus driver for the Monroe Public Schools for 24 years, retiring in 1989. She was a strong supporter of her children’s activities including band, sports and cheerleading. She was also an avid quilter and won a blue ribbon at the Monroe County Fair for one of her quilts. Helen was also very active with her church, Monroe First Baptist Church, where she sang in the choir for over 20 years. Helen was also active in the Prayer Warriors’ group and helped with numerous church-sponsored fundraisers. She also loved gardening as well.

Family was most important to Helen and she enjoyed cooking and spending time with all of them especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Helen also made frequent trips to see her brothers and sisters in Tennessee. She is remembered by her family as being very strong-willed, yet very accepting of everyone.

Helen Bernice Davidson, age 87, of Monroe passed away on September 1, 2018. Her passing was preceded by her parents, her husband Earl, her sisters Pauline Brogan and Betty Jarnigan and brothers Roy McAnally and James McAnally.

To cherish her memory, she leaves her two sons, Scott (Zena) Davidson and Wayne (Jan) Davidson both of Monroe; her daughter, Carolyn Davidson of Farmington Hills; her sisters, Fern Long of Warren, MI, Doll Green, Shirley (Donald) Collinsworth, Barbara (Doug) Jones, and Janice McAnally all of Claiborne County, TN; her brothers, Joe (Elora) McAnally and Larry (Sharon) McAnally both of Claiborne County, TN ; grandchildren, Leslie Davidson, Scotty Davidson, Bryan Lee Davidson, Jeffrey (Ashle) Davidson, Bailey (Jordan) Hall, Logan Morgan and Macayla (Michael) Komar; great grandchildren, Noah DuPuis, K.J. Hall, Vera Davidson and Lincoln Komar as well as numerous relatives and friends.

Friends may gather on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 2:00pm until 8:00pm at Merkle Funeral Service, 2442 North Monroe Street (734) 384-5185. A Celebration of Her Life will take place on Friday, September 7, 2018 at 11:00am, also at Merkle’s.

Memorials are suggested to Monroe First Baptist Church. Online guests may leave words of comfort and inspiration, share a photo, or send a floral arrangement by visiting www.merklefs.com.