Sandra Joy Reagan Davis

sandra davis

August 26, 1938 ~ April 7, 2023

Born in: Marquez, Texas
Resided in: Bryan, Texas

Sandra Joy Reagan Davis, 84, of Bryan, passed away peacefully Friday, April 7, 2023 at her home. Sandra was born on August 26, 1938, in Seale Community in Robertson County, Texas to Kittie Faye and Gervase Reagan. She graduated from Franklin High School in 1956, received a Bachelor of Science degree from Sam Houston State University and a Master of Education from Texas A&M University in 1975.

After marrying her high school sweetheart, Carl Davis, in 1959, Sandra taught English and home economics in the Angleton Independent School District for several years before moving, in 1970, to Bryan where she completed a thirty-seven year career as a classroom teacher and an administrator as the Federal Programs Director in the Bryan Independent School District. After her retirement, she worked an additional sixteen years as the first Executive Director of the Bryan ISD Education Foundation, culminating fifty-three years of dedicated and loyal service devoted to educating children. She was a faithful member of First Baptist Church-Bryan where she enjoyed studying God’s word and serving on numerous committees.

Sandra had the sweetest gift of seeing the best qualities in other people and sharing the best of herself in return. Her thoughtful and selfless service ministered to those needing encouragement. She deeply loved her LORD and her family, embracing each new member with the same joy-filled love she held for her own. To her family and all that knew Sandra, her life was a testimony to the strength and faithfulness of the One in whom she placed her trust.

Sandra was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Carl G. Davis; two daughters and their husbands, Lisa and Ron Nelson of College Station and Laurie and Grady Slaydon of Bryan; one granddaughter and her husband, Emily and John Eagle of Waco and three grandsons and their wives, Miranda and Zachary Slaydon of Franklin, Courtney and Kyle Nelson of Tyler, Riley and Tyler Slaydon of Bryan; two great-granddaughters, Palmer and Stevie Slaydon of Franklin; one sister, Sue Reagan of Franklin; two brothers-in-law Robert Davis of Hearne, Billy Ray Davis and wife, Sara of Hearne; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church, Bryan, 3100 Cambridge Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802 or to the Sandra Davis Scholarship Fund at the Bryan ISD Education Foundation, 801 South Ennis, Bryan, Texas 77803. Following a private burial, a celebration of life will be held on Monday, April 10, 2023 at 1:00 pm at First Baptist Church, Bryan. Words of comfort can be shared with the family at


Celebration of Life Tribute: April 10, 2023 1:00 pm

First Baptist Church - Bryan
3100 Cambridge Dr
Bryan, TX 77802


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  1. Sandra was a true shining star in this world and will be greatly missed. My heart goes out to her amazing family. I love you each and my thoughts and prayers are with you during this time. Love always, Christine

  2. Sandra was a sweet sweet lady, and will be missed by so many. Her love will shine on in her sweet husband Carl and her children, grandchildren and as well as her great grandchildren. Our family sends hugs and prayers to you all. We love you guys.
    David and Andrea and All

  3. Sandra was a wonderful person and professional. Both of us worked in Bryan ISD 26 years, giving us numerous opportunities to interact with this sweet lady. Caring, upbeat, dedicated and just plain kind to others describe only a small part of the legacy she leaves behind. Our prayers are with all of the family.

  4. My deepest sympathies at this sorrowful time. It’s never easy to lose a parent. May the knowledge of her faith in the Lord bring you comfort.

  5. I am incredibly sad to hear this.
    This beautiful lady had such a huge impact on me growing up. She was always someone I looked up to. Generous, gracious, talented, are just a few words that come to mind when thinking of her. Wonderful mother and wife.
    There is no doubt that she has been welcomed into the loving arms of our Heavenly Father.

  6. Sandra was my boss who became my friend. I will never forget the hug she gave me on the day I learned of my cancer diagnosis. That hug was strong, enduring and full of love. She was so supportive during that season of my life. Without a doubt, today she is celebrating Easter with Jesus. Love this lady.

  7. Sandra was a wonderful person; I enjoyed having the opportunity to work with her at Bryan High School before she went to Central Office. She always had a beautiful smile on her face when I saw her. My prayers and thoughts are with the family.

  8. Sandra was an amazing, generous, kind, and encouraging individual who truly gave much of her time and energy to many. I had the honor and pleasure of getting to know Sandra during my time on the Education Foundation. She was passionate about education and even more passionate about providing opportunities for youth. Sandra inspired those she knew to rise to a higher level to serve others – she was the model. Undoubtedly, God had a special place in Heaven waiting for Sandra’s arrival. Blessings to Sandra, Carl, and the extended Davis family.

  9. I have such fond memories of Mrs. Davis from my high school years in Angleton, Tx. I always looked forward to my Home Economics class because she made it so enjoyable. She was a beautiful, sweet lady, and I know she will be greatly missed. Prayers for all of her family for comfort and peace.

  10. Sending our love and prayers to your family! Sandra made Bryan a better place because of her service!

  11. I met Mrs. David through First Baptist and when they live in the Oaks. Always so sweet, kind and always had a smile on her face. Truly a beautiful woman and amazing Christian. Sending love to her family today and in the difficult days to come. We always laughter when we visited, because Coach Davis was my drivers ed teacher.
    Well done they good and faithful servant.

  12. Sandra was a beautiful lady and I can say never judgemental. Her smile and wisdom lit a room, Sandra you were one of a kind. Forever a friend. Pat

  13. I worked with Sandra as my supervisor at Carver-Kemp School. She was a pleasure to know and to serve. Please accept my condolences. Sandra was an inspiration to all.
    Angela Fannin

  14. Not only did I have the privilege of being one of Sandra’s students, I also had the privilege of working for her at BISD. What a blessing it was to have known her and count her as my friend. I will be praying for the family. I know you will miss her terribly but take joy in knowing that she has run the race well and is experiencing the peace of our Lord and Savior.

  15. I just learned of Sandra’s passing. She was my homemaking teacher and taught me to sew when I was at Anson Jones around 1971. Then in 1990, she became my boss at Bryan ISD Federal Programs. She always had a smile and was so very kind. She will be missed. I will be praying for her family.

  16. We are so sorry to learn of your loss of your beautiful mother and grandmother and know how much she will be missed. Your family’s strong faith in God will provide peace and comfort that only He can give. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Jerry, Susan & Meghan

  17. We send our heartfelt love to Sandra’s family during this time. We are so sorry to hear about our loss of such an amazing lady. Sandra put so much energy and enthusiasm in all that she did. She also took care of all of us in Bryan ISD in the positions that we held. We have so many good memories of her. Her laughter and good sense of humor always helped us in the best and worst of times. May God bless you Sandra.

  18. Kerry Metzer (Laymon) and Frank Metzer We are sending love and prayers to your family.She was a very giving person.She will be missed.

  19. I am just now hearing of Sandra’s passing l am so sorry my prayers and condolences to her dear family. Sandra was such a wonderful, and pleasant lady. I enjoyed going to work and seeing her every morning her office was right next my open reception area. I would love talking with her through out the day we had many laughs. She will be deeply missed. God’s blessings to her and her family.

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