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LaTonia Davis

May 25, 1961 ~ January 12, 2024 (age 62) 62 Years Old

LaTonia Davis Obituary

LaTonia Denise Harris was born April 25, 1961 to Eddie Harris and Doris Earl Briscoe (Harris) Grady. She was born and raised in Waco, Texas and later moved to Houston, Texas in the early 1980's.

She attended Jefferson Moore and graduated in 1979. She participated in sports and was a member of the flag guard for the band. She continued her educational pursuit in the Houston area with a focus in Criminal Justice at Texas Southern University.

She worked as a law clerk for several law firms. Toni worked for United Airlines as a ramp agent. She also worked as a prison guard for the TDCJ Memorial Unit formerly known as the Darrington Unit.

She earned a Black Belt at Young Brothers Tae Kwon Do. Toni studied Brazilian Jiu Jitsu and Jeet Kune Do.

Toni loved being around her family and friends, and was the life of the party. She was proud of being a grandmother and the oldest grandchild of “Ollie Mae''. She will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Preceded in death by her mother, Doris Earl Briscoe (Harris) Grady; maternal grandparents, Russell J. Briscoe and Ollie Mae Briscoe - Harris; parental grandparents, Willie I. Harris and Sue Attie Harris; great-grandparents, Benjamin and Luella Briscoe and Ivory and Leatha Monroe; aunts, Georgia M. Briscoe, Lela D. Briscoe, Clarice Walker, Ivory Clayton, Edna Perkins and Arlene Montgomery; uncles, George W. Harris, Thomas W. Harris, Monroe Harris, Willie R. Harris and Cleo Harris; brother, Andre Harris; great uncles, James Briscoe, Sue Watkins, Isaiah Monroe, Ray Monroe and Lonrenga Briscoe; great aunts, Annie Woods, Mable Hardwick, Lovie Miller, Sarah Jackson, Earnestine Brown, Bernice Gooden, Lois Richards, and Roberta Kendrick.

She leaves to cherish her memory: her father, Eddie Harris and step mother, Rita Harris; children, TaNechia Sweat (Jimmy), Terence Davis and Kristen Davis (Sherl); grandchildren, Xavier Davis, Ariel Sweat, Kaiden Davis, Kameron Davis, Kya Davis, Xion Davis, Jeremiah Sweat, Shawn Davis and Nathan Davis; siblings, Darryl Harris (Ruth), Tracey Harris, Claudia Rogosch-Kenny (Eddie) and Oliver Harris (Suschada); aunts, Dr. Lula Briscoe-Henry, Alica Whitlow, Clarine Jackson and Inez Easley; uncles, Claud Harris Jr., and Archie Harris; first cousins/siblings, Wentress (Donnell) Bailey, Tammy L. Gindratt, Rev. Dr. Tara L. Briscoe and Nathaniel Jackson (LuLanda); nieces/nephews, April Helfter, (Chris), Wyndon Harris, Elise Harris, Chole Harris, Jocelyn Harris, Carmen Harris, Chanelle Harris, Ariauna Harris, Alana Harris, Devonta Johnson, Jamel Johnson, Brandon Harris, Andre Harris, Demarcus Harris, Samuel Harris, Zachary Harris and Patricia Valentina Levin; great nieces/nephews, Arya Johnson, Adrian Johnson, Kamari Harris, Easton Harris, Clarke Helfter, Zara Helfter, Kharsyn Harris, Aubriegh Harris, Brandon Harris and Kaden Harris and a host of other cousins, relatives and friends.

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January 26, 2024

10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
McDowell Funeral Home
1725 Gholson Road
Waco, TX 76705

Funeral Service
January 27, 2024

12:00 PM
McDowell Funeral Home
1725 Gholson Road
Waco, TX 76705


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