Donna Kaye Davenport of Uvalde took the glorious trip home to Jesus on April 22, 2021 at the age of 66, surrounded in love by her family. She was a vibrant soul who was full of life and loved by so many. She was born February 22, 1955 in Uvalde, TX to Elizabeth Tate and Paul Maddox.
She is survived by her 3 children Shawn Brunson and his wife Tammy of Helotes, Texas, Shelli Alaniz and her husband Stephen of Brookshire, Texas, and Shara Brunson of Uvalde, Texas; her 2 grandsons Jordan Alaniz & Tyler Robinson; her 7 granddaughters Ashee King and husband Daniel King, Harley Reilly and husband Casey Reilly, Tristen Brunson, Kyli Alaniz, Aubree Alaniz, Belle Brunson, and Aria Alaniz; her great grandson Patrick Reilly; her brothers Gene Maddox and wife Georgie of Dallas, Texas and Rusty Maddox and wife Tommi of Uvalde, Texas; and many nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul & Elizabeth Maddox; and brothers Charles Maddox, Wayne Maddox, and David Maddox all of Uvalde.
Donna left a profound imprint on the lives of so many people..she listened well, loved fiercely, and was the best encourager to the people she loved. She was full of life, laughter and love and she made this world a better place. She had such a passion for her family, and seeing them connected and together, and she was the “favorite” for so many. Donna loved music, whether it was playing her piano, listening to some of her classic rock, or losing herself in a worship song. She had a strong relationship with God, and leaned heavily on Him in her final years. Many times she could be found in tears as she read through her Jesus Calling devotional each morning, and her relationship with God deepened over the last year. She was a truly beautiful and unique soul, and though her family will be grieving her absence they are also celebrating the assurance of spending eternity together one day.
A celebration of Donna’s life will be held at Rushing Estes Knowles funeral home on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 3pm with a reception to follow at the Family Center.