REGINA ‘DAUN’ DAVIS AARON, 58, Gardendale, passed away Dec. 14, 2017. Daun graduated from Oneonta High School in 1977, attended Snead State Junior College, then the University of Montevallo from 1978-81, graduating with a bachelor’s of social work degree.
Daun worked with the American Red Cross for many years and then with the Jefferson County Housing Authority for 17 years. She was most recently employed with the Blount County Deptartment of Human Resources as clerical staff supervisor and financial officer. She was dearly loved by her co-workers and will be greatly missed. Daun loved her job and work family.
Daun’s passion in life was serving her Lord through music. She played the piano beautifully with love and had a beautiful voice. She served as pianist at Olive Grove Congregational Methodist Church in Mt. Olive where she was a member. She was also involved with the Lester Memorial United Methodist Chruch choir and recently assisted Trinity Baptist Church, Nectar, for three years. Earlier, she served for 29 years as minister of music at Gardendale Church of the Nazarene and was leader of the singles group there for several years. Daun faithfully served God by living a life that magnified her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. She is now serving in the heavenly choir.
Predeceasing her were father Bobby S. Davis Sr. and brother Stanley Byron Davis. Daun was the loving and godly wife of Donovan Eugene Aaron for 11 years. She was the mother of daughters Michella Minyard and Abigail Aaron and son Chris (Shauna) Aaron. Also surviving are mother Wynelle Davis of Gardendale, brother Bobby S. (Meleah) Davis Jr. of Cleveland, sister-in-law Doreen Davis of Chattanooga, Tenn., nephews Caleb (Laura) Davis of Chelsea, Thomas Davis of Chattanooga, Tenn., nieces Cate Ann Davis of Pell City, Shearl (Ryann) Tidd of Cleveland, Tenn., Emily Davis of Nashville, Tenn., and granddaughter Brooklyn Aaron. Daun is also survived by many aunts and uncles, a host of very special cousins and numerous friends. She truly loved her family with her whole heart and her leadership and “love of family” will be greatly missed. Her favorite colors were orange and blue. She loved her Auburn Tigers.
Services to celebrate her life were held at Ridout’s Gardendale Chapel on Dec. 17, at 3 p.m., and officiated by Rev. John Curtin. Pallbearers were Caleb Davis, Thomas Davis, Donny Davis, Barry Craiger, James McConnell, and Trent McConnell.
– obituary written by family