Ernestine Davis, 77, of West Helena, Arkansas passed away peacefully Monday, July 8, 2019 in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Ernestine was born July 24, 1941 in Tyronza, Arkansas to the late Paul and Mary (Collier) Arnold. She was a devoted member of Fourth Street Baptist Church, serving the Lord and her church tirelessly. A retired cafeteria manager, Ernestine was known for her cooking.
She is survived by her two sons, Gary Davis (Michele) of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Kenneth T. “Tommy” Davis, Jr. of Enid, Oklahoma; five grandchildren, Meagan Gustafson (Dustin), Chelsea Davis, Drew Davis, Seth Davis and Antony Devita; two great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Arnold; brothers, Paul Arnold (Beverly), James Arnold (Linda) and Bobby Arnold (Betsy); several nieces and nephews, who all claimed to be the favorite; and many, many other family and friends who loved her dearly.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Kenneth; her parents; grandson, Zachary Davis; and two sisters, Margaret Kissack and Shirley Watson.
A funeral service for Ernestine Davis will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home in West Helena. Visitation will be Friday evening from 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena. Brother Lance Madden will officiate.
Pallbearers will be Seth Davis, Antony Devita, Anthony Arnold, Brian Arnold, Chad Alsup, Robert Arnold and Nate Castaldi. Honorary pallbearers are Terry Stark, Kenny Davis, Michael Buie, Jimmy Woolbright, Jason Arnold and Steve Shackelford.
Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571. Relatives and friends may sign the online guestbook at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/westhelena.