Terri Lynne Akridge Davis, 77, passed away on Monday, Feb. 12, 2024. She was born in Springfield on Sept. 26, 1946, the daughter of Harold and Virginia Akridge.
She gave her life to the Lord at a young age and attended University Heights Baptist Church throughout her childhood. She attended Parkview High School followed by Southwest Missouri State University where she graduated  with a degree in history. She went on to serve children in need in both Memphis and Connecticut.
She returned home to Springfield where she married Greg, her husband of 39 years. Together they had two children, Matt and Megan. She continued to be a devout member of UHBC and served in many capacities, including teaching Sunday School and leading the children’s choir.
She managed retail stores until later in life when she returned to social work helping disabled adults find gainful employment.
She is survived by her son, Matthew of Springfield; daughter, Megan (Jason) Elley of Republic; three grandchildren; brother, John (Connie) Akridge of Las Vegas; as well as many other family members and friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gregory Davis; her parents and her beloved grandparents.
A visitation will be held from 11:30-12:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 22, at Gorman-Scharpf Funeral Home in Springfield followed by a memorial service at 12:30 p.m. Her ashes will then be laid to rest with her husband at 2 p.m. at the Veterans Cemetery in Springfield.


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