Tommy Lee Davis was born on August 17, 1943 in Galveston, Texas to the late Carl McElroy and Lilly Sims. Tommy was the first of seven children. Raised in a Christian home in Galveston, at an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and was baptized.
After graduating high school, she met a young sailor, William R. Davis from St. Louis, Missouri. Tommy and William were united in Holy matrimony on November 2, 1966. They then relocated to San Diego, California to start their family, they raised three beautiful children, Tony, Rodney and Phyllis. Tommy was employee for thirty-three years at Safeway /Vons grocery stores throughout San Diego County until her retirement in 2005. Tommy enjoyed her work and friendships she made throughout her career with Safeway/Vons as a cashier. She also served as a union representative throughout San Diego County, until her retirement in 2005.
Tommy united with Greater Trinity Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Clyde E. Gaines, where she sang in the choir and worked diligently with the Matrons Auxiliary. She later united with Exodus Church on July 3, 2011 under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Donald Owens. At Exodus, Tommy was a member of the Voices of Exodus Choir, Women’s Mission, Financial Committee, and Church Council.
Tommy extended her hands with Extended Hands Worldwide Ministries serving throughout San Diego County in Outreach distributions feeding and clothing the homeless, as well as assisting the youth in their teens in community projects back to school jams, Thanksgiving baskets, Miracle on Fourth Christmas gifts for children Fundraising and many other events. Tommy was also a lifelong Oakland Raiders Fan.
On Thursday, April 12, 2018, God called Tommy home to be with him. She’s now reunited with her parents and three brothers William Jr., Jack, and Phillip. She leaves behind her loving husband William “Ronnie” Davis; two son Tony Davis (Pauline Izzard), Rodney Davis and daughter Phyllis Davis; three sisters, Florence Wingate, Melvina Wingate and Ida Lee Sims; and two brothers Nathan Sims, Issacs Sim; thirteen grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, god-children, host of friends and love ones.