VAN ALSTYNE — Kelli Dawn Davis, 50, of Van Alstyne, died Friday, April 13. She was born September 27, 1967 in Texarkana. She is the only child of Floyd and Lola Wade Jamison.

Kelli graduated from of Lake Highlands High School in Dallas and attended Richland College for a short time. She then completed nursing assistant training and worked in medical clinics in Dallas and Tulsa, Oklahoma until her health forced her to retire.

She married James Bell in 1988. Her only child, Ryan Bell, was born July 29, 1990. After her marriage to James ended, she married Tim Davis. That marriage ended after a short period of time.

Kelli was greeted in heaven by her mother, Lola. She is survived by her son, Ryan Bell and his family Jackie and their son Liam of Bedford, and another grandson, Ian Bell of Tulsa, Oklahoma. Like all grandparents, Kelli was proud of her two grandsons and never hesitated to show pictures and talk about them. She is also survived by her father Floyd Jamison and stepmother, Catherine of McKinney; a stepbrother, David Luthy and his wife, Raunda of Anna; and a stepsister Carolyn Luthy of Dallas. Kelli considered Joseph and Betty Harrison and their family an extension of her immediate family. They have been an important part of her life from the day of her birth. She has numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins throughout Texas and Oklahoma.

Kelli was surrounded by many friends, most notably Trisha Dopson, her close friend for 34 years. She frequently commented how she liked living in Van Alstyne and the friendliness of the local people, particularly Kathleen Carter, Mary Oliver and Judee Hanemann, who brought happiness into her life. Among her many friends were the members of the AA chapter in Van Alstyne. Her little dog “Snickers” was a great source of joy and comfort to her.

Her family, friends and her relationship with her Heavenly Father made her life complete.

A memorial service for Kelli will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, April 19 at Scoggins Funeral Home in Van Alstyne. You may sign the online guest book at