Saundra Jo (Lay) Davis

July 16, 1949 ~ May 6, 2022 (age 72)


TUPELO-Ms. Saundra Jo Lay Davis, 72,passed away on Friday, May 6, 2022 at North Mississippi Medical Center in Tupelo.  Ms. Davis was born July 16, 1949 in Nashville, AR to the late Bascom and Grace Williams Lay.  A longtime resident of Tupelo, Ms. Davis was a member of West Main Church of Christ for many years before transferring her membership to Word of Life Church.  She spent a majority of her time doing something to help others.  Whether it be volunteering for Broken Lives in Nettleton, Broken Vessels in Pontotoc or helping the homeless with placement and medical care; you could always count on Ms. Davis to place the needs of others before her own. 

In addition to her parents, Ms. Davis was preceded in death by her brother, Al “Buddy” Lay, Sr.  She is survived by her son, Shane Davis (Stacy) of Destin, FL; daughter, Krissie Beasley (Scott) of Tupelo; sister, Anita Lucero (Ray) of Denver, CO; sister-in-law, Susan Lay of San Antonio, TX; granddaughter, Dr. Ally Davis of Nashville, TN; nephews, Jeff Lunn (Cindy) of Phoenix, AZ,  Jason Lunn of Tupelo, and Allen Lay Jr.(Becky) of San Antonio, TX; niece, Angie Wheeler (David) of San Antonio, TX; beloved friend, Josh Byars of Tupelo;  along with numerous great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins; two grand-dogs, Kilo and Murph Beasley of Tupelo; and a host of loving friends.

All arrangements for Ms. Davis will be private.  The family requests that those led to give in her memory make memorials to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105 or by visiting  The staff at Holland Funeral Directors in Tupelo is honored to be serving our friends, the Davis family.  


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