Funeral services for Peggy Sue Davidson, 61, Caulfield, Missouri, will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 18, 2014, at Central Church of Christ, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mrs. Davidson died Sunday, April 13, 2014, at Ozarks Medical Center.
She was born August 13, 1952 at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Hester Hasseltine Shrable Pendergrass and the late Roy Lester Pendergrass. On June 14, 1969, she was married at Bakersfield, Missouri, to Darrell Ricky Davidson. Peggy and Rick were faithful members of the Central Church of Christ in West Plains, Missouri. Through God’s hand and her strong faith, Peggy acquired her love for life and spiritual things.
Peggy received her education from South Fork and West Plains R-VII School District. As an adult she was wife, mother, and housewife first and later entered the work force. She owned the Fashion Crossroads ladies clothing store and later joined her husband as managers for Kentucky Fried Chicken Restaurant in West Plains, Missouri for many years. She spent her final years being employed by the West Plains Middle School. She loved her Middle School Zizzer family and the special children as she frequently referred to them.
Peggy truly loved life and her walk with God and her church family. She also loved her immediate family as well as all the extended family. Family gatherings, holidays and outings were so important to her. Precious time for Peggy also included the time spent with her mother. They gardened together and made weekly trips to town buying groceries, shopping and eating out. Her love for her husband and their “Big Springs Farm” dominated her life. She so enjoyed their drives through the fields looking at the trees, flowers and checking the livestock. She frequently referred to their home as “God’s Creation” and how blessed they were to live in such a beautiful place. She waited anxiously for all holidays to spend family time with her children and grandchildren. They loved to play in the creek, take grandmother walks and spend endless hours playing checkers. Peggy loved to get up early, drink her coffee, work crossword puzzles and look out at the beautiful scenery.
She is survived by her husband, Darrell Ricky Davidson, of the family home; one daughter, Laura Sue Davidson Brauhn and husband, Dan, Ottumwa, Iowa; one son, Richard Melton Davidson and wife, Kristin, Caulfield, Missouri; three grandchildren, Michal Sue Brauhn, Isbella Brauhn and Shelby Davidson; her mother, Hester Hasseltine Pendergrass, Bakersfield, Missouri; two brothers, R.A. Pendergrass and wife, Connie, Bakersfield, Missouri and Larry Pendergrass and wife, Carol, Caulfield, Missouri; four sisters, Helen Harber and husband, Russell, Springfield, Missouri, June Campbell and husband, Joe, Raymore, Missouri, Joy Holloway and husband, Dan, West Plains, Missouri and Cathy Baird and husband, Jackie, Rogersville, Missouri; her mother-in-law, Virgie Holmes, Gamaliel, Arkansas; sister-in-law, Linda McGahan and husband, John, Gamaliel, Arkansas; brother-in-law, Steve Holmes and special friend, Cindy, Yellville, Arkansas; and numerous nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
Her father, baby brother, Roye Kenneth and fathers-in-law, Claude Davidson and Wayne Holmes, precede her in death.
Visitation will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Big Springs Cemetery.
Because of Peggy’s love for children and life itself, the family requests in lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Paragould Children’s Home, and may be left at Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.