Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today at Collier-Butler Chapel for Kari Brooke Swann Davidson, 44, of Southside. Burial will follow in Kyuka Cemetery. Dr. Chuck Conley is officiating. Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services is directing.
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Our beloved mother, wife, sister, daughter, aunt and friend passed away on Friday, March 15, 2013, after a long battle with brain cancer.
Kari is survived by her husband, Lee Davidson; children, Jacob and Luke Dowdy, Caden, Claire and Chloe Davidson, and Katie Rary; parents, Barbara O. and Randy Scott, Robert and Delaney Swann; parents-in-law, Larry and Linda Davidson; sisters, Kelli (Shelton) McElroy and Miranda (Clint) Brannon; brother, Taylor (Melissa) Morgan; sisters-in-law, Loey (Matthew) Mills, Amanda (Jackie) Justus and Djuana (James) Warren; brother-in-law, Greg (Paula) Davidson; grandmother, Vera Stephens; special nieces and nephews, Corey and Carlie Connett, Joshua Brannon, Sloan Morgan, KC (Frank) Ing and Issac, Marly Warren, Noah Davidson, Jackson, Emma Grace, John David Justus, Alex, Canaan, Micah, Jonah, Georgia and Ashton Mills; and multiple cousins, aunts, uncles and friends.
Kari was a 1986 graduate of Gadsden High School and a graduate of Jacksonville State University. She received her master's degree in library science from the University of Alabama. Kari was an educator and taught at R.A. Mitchell Elementary, G.W. Floyd Elementary and Jessie Dean Smith Elementary Schools for many years. Kari was an active member of CrossPoint Community Church.
Very special thank you to Kari's many loving friends and to the staff and faculty of R.A. Mitchell Elementary, CrossPoint Community Church and to Lawley Hospice nurses and staff for all of your loving care, thoughts and prayers for Kari and her family.
"I can never lose one whom I have loved unto the end; one to whom my soul cleaved so firmly and that it can never be separated does not go away but only goes before." - St. Bernard of Clairvaux
"Be strong. Be happy. Be safe. Be there." - Kari
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. today prior to the service. Family and friends will serve as pallbearers.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.
Published in The Gadsden Times on Mar. 17, 2013