Myrna Lucile Davenport
Myrna Lucile Davenport, 79, passed away on Jan. 8, 2020, in Waco.
Visitation was held on Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, at Adams Funeral Home. Funeral services were held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, at 10 a.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Marlin with burial to follow at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Myrna was born on May 15, 1940, to Samuel E. Morgan and Elizabeth Gower Morgan in Corpus Christi. Myrna was 17 years old when she lost her father Samuel Morgan. Shortly after this she met the “love of her life” Harold Davenport.
They met at Morgan Avenue Baptist Church in Corpus Christi. Myrna graduated from the first graduating class of Mary Carroll High School in Corpus Christi in 1959. Harold and Myrna were married on Dec. 18, 1959, at First Baptist Church of Corpus Christi. They recently celebrated 60 years of marriage on Dec. 18, 2019.
In 1961 they moved to Marlin and began their new life together. She was focused on raising their three children and supporting her husband in his career. Myrna was active in her children’s school activities, The Scouts and at church. She was a faithful servant to the Lord at the First Baptist Church in Marlin by teaching Sunday school, preparing meals at church and supporting camp activities at Latham Springs. Myrna loved her Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, elephants, cross-stitch, red tulips, cardinals and Coca Cola.
Myrna Lucile Davenport was preceded in death by her parents, Samuel and Elizabeth Morgan; infant brother, John; and in-laws, Virgil and Velma Davenport. She is survived by her husband, Harold Davenport of Marlin; daughter, Sherri Tomchesson of Waco; son, Gary Davenport and wife Sharon of Bremond; daughter, Lisa Jeffrey of China Spring; grandchildren, Phillip Davenport and wife Ashli of Aledo, Clinton Davenport and wife Nicole of Bremond; Lauren Tomchesson of Waco, and Jackson and Jacie Jeffrey of China Spring; great-grandsons, Brayden and Layne Davenport of Bremond, and Brooks, Barrett and Briggs Davenport of Aledo; brother, Joe Morgan and wife Christy of Corpus Christi; niece, Samantha Morgan of Corpus Christi; and her kitty, Snickers.
Donations may be made to the charity of your choice in memory of Myrna.