On June 5, 2008, the life of a beautiful little girl, Lakeisha Renae Davault, age 10, was tragically and senselessly taken at Mountain Grove, Missouri.
She was born on July 20, 1997 to Ronnie Eugene Davault, Sr. and Ellen Mae Loman in Houston, Missouri.
She was an honor student at Mtn. Grove Middle School and was going into the sixth grade. She loved school and was always eager to learn and had many awards for her academic achievements. She was a member of the choir and loved to sing and dance.
“Sissy,” as she was affectionately known to her family, had a great love of animals, especially her kitten, Angel, and hamster, Spanky.
If you asked her, she would tell you she had the “best mommy and daddy” in the whole wide world. She had her daddy wrapped around her little finger from the day she was born. She loved to go fishing and spend time with him.
Lakeisha is preceded in death by her brother, Bobby Loman; her maternal grandfather, Raymond Loman; and her paternal grandparents, Walter and Mildred Davault.
She is survived by her father, Ronnie Davault, Sr. of Mtn. Grove; two brothers, Ronnie Davault, Jr. and wife Monica and Jeff Davault and wife Courtney, all of Norwood, Missouri; her sister, Jeannette Driver of Pensacola, Florida; her grandmother, Ruth Gamel; four aunts, Kathy Hines and husband Larry, Linda Hilton, Debra Mitchell, and Judith Leismister; an uncle, James Loman and wife Mary; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, classmates, teachers, and a host of other relatives and friends who will miss her very much.
Lakeisha was like a rainbow after the rain. She had a short life but made every minute count. She had accomplished much in her short stay.
She had a long-term plan: to be President of the United States one day.
All the angels rejoiced when they saw her beautiful little face. Along with her loving momma and sister, they walked hand in hand into the arms of the Lord.
Funeral services were held Thursday, June 12, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. in Ozarks Family YMCA in Mtn. Grove with Rev. Zach Williams and Rev. Terry Brown officiating. A video tribute was played. Song selections were “Father’s Love” and “Angel.” Pallbearers were Larry Hines, Lance Jones, Rocky Davis, Gerald Harrison, Chance Sanders and Shane Coffman. Burial was in Jarrett Cemetery, Cabool, Missouri, under the direction of Craig-Hurtt Funeral Home, Mtn. Grove.