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Combest Family Funeral Homes
2210 Broadway
Lubbock, TX  79401
Wednesday, September 29, 2021
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South Plains Church of Christ
6802 Elkhart Ave
Lubbock, TX  79424
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Nancy Davis

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September 17, 1946 - September 24, 2021


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Nancy Davis, “Nana”, was called home on September 24, 2021 at University Medical Center in Lubbock, TX. She was born September 17, 1946 in between towns on the way to the hospital close to Prairie Valley, Oklahoma, to Clyde T. and L. Bernice Suffridge. She graduated from Cliff High School in Cliff, NM in 1963. She attended college at Western New Mexico University in Silver City, where she played club softball and was a pioneer for women’s sports. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in 1967. Later in life, she received her Master’s degree in Educational Administration. Nancy taught school for more than 30 years, beginning her career in Las Cruces, NM. After moving to southeastern NM, she worked for Dr. T.G. McCormick and Dr. Jack Kernan and as an administrative assistant to the President of New Mexico Junior College before returning to the classroom. She taught in Lovington and Hobbs for a number of years before her retiring from education in 2011. Besides teaching, Nancy enjoyed her time as a cheerleading sponsor and coach. She sponsored the cheerleaders at NMJC and Lovington Junior High. She coached volleyball at Lovington Junior High as well. One of her proudest moments as a volleyball coach was winning the Border Conference Championship with her Freshman volleyball team in 1996. She loved athletics and being part of the team. While teaching in Hobbs, she had a part in directing the Skills USA program where she was able to take multiple groups to nationals. Her interests included sewing and watching most any sport whether in person or on television. She loved a good game of cards or scrabble, spending time with any and all of her grandkids, and cooking for most anyone she could. She was known for her fried chicken and mashed potatoes, homemade rolls, chicken and dumplings, green chili stew, and her cinnamon rolls. Her grandkids always loved to sneak her homemade fudge at Christmas. Nancy had a special love for Snoopy and the Peanuts gang. Nancy devoted her time to church activities and family and friends which she loved dearly. She was never afraid to give her opinion and was usually first in line to be a caregiver to anyone. Nancy was always putting others before herself. She was a very strong woman and fought hard to overcome many battles with her health in the last several years.

Nancy is survived by her son Jeremy Davis and Lori of Lubbock, TX, daughter Tammy McCann and David of Hobbs, NM, and her grandchildren Isaac, Chloe, Baylea, Audrey, and Jonah, whom she loved and spoiled. She is survived by her sister-in-law Polly Suffridge of Vinita, OK, her brother Fred Suffridge and Ande of Broken Arrow, OK, sister Mona Pumphrey of Las Cruces, NM, and many nieces and nephews to whom she was lovingly known as “Aunt Punkin”. She also is survived by two cousins that she thought the world of, Nancy Bilberry and Sara Baker.

Nancy spent her recent few years living in Shallowater, TX, cheering on her kids and grandkids teams and activities, enjoying retirement, and doing whatever made her happy.

Funeral services for Nancy will be conducted at South Plains Church of Christ in Lubbock, TX at 10:00 am Thursday, September 30, 2021. There will be a visitation/viewing at Combest Funeral Home in Lubbock, TX from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 29th.


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11 Condolence(s)
David Suffridge
Spencer, OK
Friday, October 1, 2021

I always called her Aunt Punk. Grandad, her dad, apparently despised her given name Nancy, and called her "Punk" instead, possibly just to irritate Grandmother. It was years before I learned she had any other name. Aunt Punk was wonderfully gentle and soft-spoken, with a dry sense of humor usually directed at herself--many's the story she told with herself as the punchline. She was always kind to us, never impatient, bragged of all our accomplishments and laughed at our jokes. Her Mexican meals were a legend in our family, always delivered with the pessimistic flourish "I hope this is fit to eat" like her mother before her. When we stayed with her, her house was ours, to the extent that I can't even recall any strange rules and protocols we had to attend to--it was just like home. Yet she was strong underneath, with a fierce intelligence that could see through walls, and a practical wisdom that combined with her wit was deadly. I will miss her soft voice, the amusement that played in her eyes and the corners of her mouth, and her simple quiet Christian goodness.

Paula Mayes
Hobbs, NM
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Ms. Davis was such a special friend to me and her
SkillsUSA students. She helped me to understand what SkillsUSA was all about. She was so much fun for me and to the students on our long
National SkillsUSA trips to Washington, DC and to Kansas City, MO. My prayers go out to her family as well as her grandchildren that she alwaytalked to me how special they were to her. Gif bless this lovely lady
Paula Mayes

Becky Davis
Lovington, NM
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Nancy was a great teacher and a wonderful friend. She was always ready to help anyone and the first to offer words of encouragement. She will be greatly missed.

LyRae and Randy Davis
Clover, SC
Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Our dear sweet Nancy! You loved and lived fully, out loud and beautifully. We love you and miss you, always! Eternity is yours now, dance my sister, dance!

Kimberly Young
Lubbock,
Monday, September 27, 2021

My deepest condolences.
Nancy and I served on the Ladies Bible Class Committee together. I always loved her company, her straightforwardness, her jokes, and our giggles. She is missed. But how happy she must be right now.

Jewel Toon Greenwood
Lovington, NM
Monday, September 27, 2021

So sad to hear if your loss. Your mom was a beautiful child of God

Carla Potter
Hobbs, NM
Monday, September 27, 2021

Mrs. Davis was such a sweet and loving woman, tracher and coach. She will be greatly missed by everyone who knew her. It was my privilege to have had the honor of meeting her. Love and prayers always for your family, Carla

Kimberly Davis Humphreys
Post, TX
Monday, September 27, 2021

I have many fond memories of Aunt Nancy. Not only as an adult but many many as a child growing up. I was always very fond of her. She will be dearly missed.

Donna Elmore
Fredericksburg,
Monday, September 27, 2021

Prayers for the family

Dorian Crowder
College Station, TX
Monday, September 27, 2021

Nancy was a good woman. Always like a mom to me. She will be missed but left many good memories to be carried with us

Doug & Viola Davis
Edmond, OK
Monday, September 27, 2021

We were the recipients of Nancy’s wonderful cooking many times. Such a special special lady.Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family.