Janice Carole (Pollard) Davis passed away unexpectedly at 11:21 a.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at her home in Vandalia.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, April 24, 2015 at Waters Funeral Chapel. A Service was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Waters Funeral Chapel.
Officiating was the Rev. Jeffrey Mims. Interment of her cremains will take place at a later date.
Honorary pallbearers were Bill Hicks, Dempsey Dixon, Jeff Wilson, Eric Baker, Brad Walker, Cindy Fuemmeler, Travis Ward, and Charlotte Clement.
Janice Carole (Pollard) Davis was born on January 19, 1951 in Hannibal, Mo., the daughter of James Madison and Mary Lou (Every) Pollard. She married Bobby Dale Davis in Vandalia on October 26, 1985; he preceded her in death on April 30, 1994.
She grew up in the Mexico area and was a 1969 graduate of Mexico High School. Janice then attended and was a 1970 graduate of the Mexico School of Practical Nursing.
She worked for over 30 years at the Audrain Medical Center, primarily in the Emergency Room. Janice was also an EMT and was a volunteer EMT for the Van-Far Ambulance District for 20 years. As a cancer survivor, Janice was active in the local Relay for Life teams, collecting zebra artifacts, gardening, traveling, and shopping. She was a member of the Second Missionary Baptist Church and loved spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Survivors include one son, Joseph Davis and Elizabeth Shinn, of Mexico; two daughters, Christina and Mark Brettschneider, of Henley; Tracey and LaDonna Davis, of Sikeston; four step-sons, David and Diona Davis, of Vandalia; Bryan and Stacey Davis, of O’Fallon; Phillip and Rita Davis, of Festus; six step-daughters, Marcia Davis, of Columbia; Junie Davis, of Columbia; Patricia Conway, of Vandalia; Beverlia Conway, of Vandalia; Donna and Greg Vandegriffe, of Columbia; and Bobbie Jo Wheeler, of Belton; four brothers, James C. Pollard, of Mexico; Gene and Glenda Pollard, of Centralia; Jerry Pollard, of Mexico; Dennis Pollard, of St. Louis; three sisters, Betty and Gary Wilson, of Fairgrove; Charlotte Baker, of Mexico; Patricia and Rodney Walker, of Mexico; 32 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bobby Dale; and one brother, Tommy Jo Pollard.
Memorials are encouraged to “Together As One” Relay for Life Team.