November 21, 2023
Brenda Pelham Davis, a resident of Cookeville, TN, passed from this life on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at the age of 67. The youngest of four siblings, she was known for her organizational skills and attention to detail. In the kitchen her specialties were homemade carrot cake and “noodles and gravy” – a German recipe she learned from her mother. Ms. Davis was a homemaker who loved the snow and wintertime, collecting books and jewelry, and was a huge fan of herbal remedies. She was a lifelong learner and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Liberty University in 2013.
Preceding her in death were her parents Fred Wiley & Ruth Anneliese (Augustin) Pelham of Smithville, brother Fred Robert Pelham of Murfreesboro, son Michael Pelham of Smithville, grandson Brannon Rochefort of Manistique, MI, nephew Glen Waggoner of Cookeville, and nephew Jonathan Lewis of Smithville, and her beloved dog and companion Rosie.
Ms. Davis is survived by her son and his wife Jeremy & Jacki Davis, daughter Amber Orlando (Pelham), 3 grandchildren Jacob Davis, Jaidyn Davis, Brady Rochefort, 3 great-grandchildren Cadence Rochefort, Quinn Rochefort, and Abel Rochefort, and 2 sisters Margaret Waggoner and Helen Lowry – in addition to several nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are being made by Dekalb Funeral Chapel. A small graveside gathering will be held at Gaither Cemetery in Woodbury, TN on Monday, November 27th @ 11am for those who wish to attend. In lieu of sending flowers, the family is requesting attendees bring their own flowers to be placed on Brenda’s final resting place.