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Iisha Jaki (McBride) Davis
December 25, 1987 ~ October 27, 2023 (age 35) 35 Years Old
On Friday, December 25, 1987, Karen Ford and Robert McBride received a Christmas Gift that they would cherish forever. Yes, on Christmas Day Iisha Jaki made her entrance into this world. Iisha was a fun-loving, fun-having, fun-giving young lady who would brighten up a room when she entered into that space. She would command attention and she received the attention she commanded. She grew up in Georgia and was a proud member of the 2006 graduating class of Appling County High School of Baxely, Georgia.
Not only was Iisha a fun, goofy, playful jokester, but she was also very loving and caring. Her love was seen and felt by many. Being a caregiver for our aging community takes a special person, and she was that person. Over the years she served many of our senior citizens at various nursing homes as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The residents of Sweeny House Nursing Facility were the most recent recipients of her caregiving. Her desire was to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a nurse, but her commitment to raising her children and caring for her family took priority over going back to school.
In 2010 she and her family relocated to Bay City, Texas. It was in Bay City that she met Preston. He was immediately awed by her as she walked into his place of employment. Absolutely this was one of the best days of Preston’s life! This queen embodied confidence, poise, and an outgoing personality. Not to mention, she had the body that God blessed her with that she was most proud of – she could turn some heads and she knew it and didn’t mind letting you know that she knew it!!!! On Saturday, March 17, 2018, Iisha made Preston the happiest man around as she became Mrs. Iisha Davis. They were blessed to raise their family together. They enjoyed spontaneous and some-times random family trips and outings. The shopping trips, the road trips to Houston and other places were good times. It was not unheard of for them to go to the
store to pick up something to eat and drink and one thing led to another that ended up in a spur-of-the-moment party with food, drinks, good music, family and friends. There were many great family times. Some of those times were them laughing and acting goofy while people-watching. Some of the things they would see and say would keep you in stiches. There were other great family times just sitting around the house watching My Wife and Kids, Martin, The Jamie Foxx Show, The Five Heartbeats, The Renaissance Man, or other Lifetime Movies. BET’s Sistas or Katema were also some of her favorites.
There are so many great memories. From her being goofy and acting like she was a gangster, to her supporting her Green Bay Packers…. from Sunday family dinners to sitting around the table talking about any and everything… from doing DoorDash to just relaxing and joking… from hearing her voice say, “hey girl” or “hey brother-in-law” to making sure she got her birthday cake on Christmas Day… from her being adventurous and trying new foods to her cooking using onions (which she did NOT like but knew it would make the food taste better), she will definitely be missed.
On Friday, October 27, 2023 she gained her wings. Those who will reflect on these and other precious memories include her husband, La’ Preston Davis; children: Jaylin La’noah McBride, A’nyia Tocarra McBride, Za’khia Des’tiny Bonner, and Rae’lynn Lanae Davis all of Bay City, Texas; siblings: Jettice (Curtis Lewis) Ford of Bay City, TX, Edna Genene Ford of Phoenix, AZ and Treze Ford of Bay City, TX as well as other family, friends and loved ones.
It is in this moment that we reflect on those who made the transition before her including her parents: Karen Ford and Robert McBride as well as her grandmother, Janice Hunter.