Funeral services for Mrs. Ina Davidson, 95, of Waco and formerly of Buffalo, were held Thursday, January 26, 2017 at the Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo, Texas. Bro. Alan Grisham, pastor of First Baptist Church in Buffalo, officiated the service, and interment followed in the Buffalo Cemetery.
Serving as pallbearers were Ernest McKelroy, Johnny McKelroy, Brooks McKelroy III, Scott Bailey, Bradley Sandlin Jr. and Joshua Ewing. Honorary pallbearers were Adrian Vancourt and Bradley Sandlin Sr.
Ina Mae (Lanford) Davidson was born on September 13, 1921 in Chilton, Texas to Walter Clem and Nellie (Tadlock) Lanford. She was married to her first husband, Brooks A. McKelroy for a short time until his life was tragically cut short in an auto accident. Ina later married Tommy Davidson on March 20, 1948. She held jobs at the Owens Illinois Glass Plant and J.M. Wood Manufacturing, both in Waco. Ina and Tommy later moved to Buffalo in 1961 from the Waco area, where she ran the Ideal Motel in Buffalo for a period of time. Ina enjoyed flower and vegetable gardening. She also loved when her grandchildren would come to Buffalo for a visit. Whether it was just for a day or for a majority of the summer, she relished her time with them and how happy they made her. Ina and Tommy resided in Buffalo until Tommy passed away in 2008. She then moved in with her daughter in Waco. She lived out the remainder of her life there; always enjoying special visits or surprise birthday parties given by her family. Ina was a member of the First Baptist Church in Buffalo. She passed away on January 23, 2017.
Preceded in death by both of her parents; first husband, Brooks Alton McKelroy, Sr.; second husband, Tommy Davidson; two sons, Brooks Alton McKelroy, Jr. and Emmett F. McKelroy and two brothers, Walter and J.C. Lanford.
Surviving family members include daughter, Mildred Sandlin of Waco; daughters-in-law, Gloria McKelroy of Hardin and Martha McGuire of Buffalo; sisters, Sue Nulph of Waco, Ellen Faye Carroll of Waco and Geraldine Walker of Lorena and ten grandchildren, Bradley J. Sandlin, Karen Renee Bailey, Cynthia Saas, Pam LaPorte, Brooks Alton McKelroy III, Kim Davila, Becky Sotelo, Johnny McKelroy, Ernest McKelroy and Janet Ferro. Ina is also survived by twenty-four great-grandchildren, thirty-two great-great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren on the way.
In lieu of flowers, the family of Ina Davidson requests that memorial donations be made to First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 309, Buffalo, Texas 75831.
Walters’ Buffalo Funeral Home in Buffalo, Texas was in charge of all arrangements. Please log onto www.buffalofuneralhome.com to leave condolences for the family in the memorial guestbook.