"Things are not as they are, but as we are." - Emerson
In the early morning of July 9th, 2021 Johnette Louise Davis, passed away peacefully under the care of many people at Diversicare Providence Nursing Facility in New Albany, Indiana. Johnette was born in Quantico, Virginia to the parents John and Elouise Roach. Johnette was survived by her sister Rebecca Downs, brother John Roach (Vickie), three children Katherine Daven (Morgan), Richard Crum (Barbara), Lincoln Crum, seven grandchildren (Lindsay Galyon, Shannon and Ethan Spray, Sam and Maddie Daven, Dion Peoples and Clinton Crum), seven great grandchildren with an eighth on the way, nieces Laura Downs and Alison Johnson and nephews Glen Downs and Aaron Roach. She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Patricia and ex-husbands Richard Crum and Jack Davis.
Johnette led a full life both personally and professionally as a mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her professional career included small business ownership as a homesteader, farmer, auction and realty company owner, real estate investor and Executive Director of the Indiana Auctioneers Association. She was a proud member of the Jeffersonville High School class of 1961 where she excelled academically and played the flute in the marching band. She loved to travel, was an avid reader, gardener, baker and always enjoyed spending time with her friends and family. Her favorite place to visit was the ocean, she was called to the water throughout her entire life. Johnette was well known as a type of person who always saw the positive side of life, regardless of the situation and challenges that she faced. In 2002 she suffered a stroke in her spinal cord that left her partially paralyzed, but that never slowed her down. The last 2 1/2 years she lived at Diversicare Providence Nursing Facility in New Albany, Indiana and was taken care of by an amazing staff of nurses, aides and support personnel. A special thanks goes out to the entire staff that looked after her with an extra "wink" to Dee who made sure she always had coffee in the morning and remained comfortable on a daily basis.
Johnette's favorite life mantra to provide her guidance was..."Today I am taking whatever comes in my stride. Today I know that I can handle any change, any surprise, anything at all as long as I remember that My Higher Power is with me and that I am never alone."
A video tribute along with her eulogy will be released this summer. Johnette chose to be cremated and her son Lincoln made sure to let her know that that she will have as many trips back to the ocean as possible during the rest of his days.
May peace be with you Johnette, Godspeed.
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