Kelly Rene Davis

Nov 6, 1963 - May 4, 2022

Sunset Lawn Chapel Of The Chimes Memorial Park
4701 Marysville Blvd.
Sacramento, Ca, 95838


Kelly Rene Davis
November 6, 1963 – May 4, 2022
Elk Grove, California – Hearts felt heavy as Elk Grove said goodbye to one of the most special humans to have ever walked this Earth. After a year-and-a-half battle with cancer, Kelly Rene Davis passed away surrounded by her loving family in the early morning of May 4th. She is survived by her parents Beverly and Kenneth Wilfong, husband Malcolm, and four children, Kristyn, Alex, Anthony, and Adrian.

The Sacramento native was most fond of her family and the Catholic community they have been a part of for so many years. Her hardworking and generous spirit guided her through life. A dear, loyal friend to everyone, a social butterfly, and a woman with unmatched strength are just a few of her many beautiful qualities she will be remembered by. There is nothing she was more proud of than the four children that she and Malcolm raised together. She lived a life of service both personally and professionally. She spent many years working at The University of Phoenix, The Elk Grove Unified School District, and Social Security Administration. Her various roles all shared one thing in common: helping people better themselves and alleviating hardships they may be experiencing.

Her family will hold a viewing on May 12th at East Lawn in Elk Grove from 5:00 to 8:00 pm as well as a funeral service on May 13th at St. Joseph Parish in Elk Grove at 11:00 am with an outdoor reception to follow at 3:00pm. Please email to request more information.


  • Gregg & Liz Schumacher says:

    Our prayers are with you and your family

  • Joseph and Ann Banas says:

    Our deepest sympathies to each of you on the loss of Kelly. We first met Kelly during her time out East and quickly became friends…something so easy to do with her. Will always remember her warm and caring disposition, her inclusive approach to friends and altruistic spirit. Truly a beacon of joy to those fortunate to have known her. Keeping everyone in our hearts and thoughts during this time.

  • Shara Sims says:

    I met Kelly while working at UOP. She immediately took me under her wing and was like a protective big sister to me. She always made me laugh and smile with her kind words, but never hesitated to “tell-it-like-it-is” when I needed it! I will miss her random, sweet messages that always seemed to come right on time. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. ❤

  • Shella Finley and John McCracken says:

    We are so sorry. Our prayers are with you

  • Hazel & Marco Baeza says:

    Kelly was a special friend, truly a gift to all. We will always remember her dearly. Please accept our sincerest condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • Cindy Franklin says:

    The Obituary above so captures the beauty of this Angel Kelly who has touched so many lives💕 so many heavy hearts have been lifted by her in our journey through life. How blessed are we… She lived her life and gave of herself so genuinely. Much love and prayers of condolences to The beautiful family and friends who she loved and shared with us as her pride and joy. Until we meet again sweet Angel Kelly, I love you… and hear your forever response you always would give with your loving heart to all “I love you more”.

  • Mark Schumacher says:

    Sending prayers for Kelly and her family.

  • Jamie Tevis-Littlejohn says:

    My sincere condolences and prayers to Malcolm and family 🙏🏼. Kelly has been a wonderful friend for 50+ years and has touched the lives of so many. She will be greatly missed! I am forever grateful we crossed paths and for the friendship we shared. Kelly has earned her wings. 😇

  • Deme Berry says:

    I am so sorry for the loss of this dear lady. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of her family and friends…

  • Patty Wood says:

    I’ve known Kelly and the Barnett family for about 50 years-they were our neighbors for alot of those years, and we went all through school together-Just want to say that you were a lovely friend Kelly, and I’ll never forget you as we would hang around the neighborhood! And my deepest condolences to your family-your Mom, Dad and Mark
    too . . . Today, you are with God in paradise-RIP sweetie–💗 🙏🏻

    Patty Bennett-Wood

  • Michelle says:

    Kelly, you will never know the impact you had on me. We didn’t know each other really well, but I knew you well enough to know that you were an amazing mother. I recognized the love uou had for your children and how proud you were of your family. We met thru basketball and our sons, both AD’S, played on the same team coached by Malcom and Alex. I used to just watch you, always with the latest and greatest tennis shoes, and you were every where! I was like how does this lady do it! And you did it flawlessly. At 8am you would be at a basketball game then a tournament later in the day, and then let’s add in football too. Then after that, you were probably out of town somewhere! You didn’t know it, but I looked up to you and admired you. You were always present and always there to support to your children. That’s what I learned from you. Rest in peace Kelly! You will be missed. Prayers for you and to your family.

  • Theresa PhanHoang says:

    To Kelly’s family, we’re sorry for your big loss. 😭🙏🏼❤️ Our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Our deepest sadness of Kelly’s passing. We’re sad to see Kelly parted us so soon, but we find comfort knowing she’s no longer in pain & suffering and now resting. Kelly, I will miss you dearly. 🥲 Your energetic self, thoughtfulness & kindness soul will be forever missed. Thank you for all you do at work & our great friendship outside of work. We love you always & forever, RIP Kel.🙏🏼😘💐 Pls watch over your family & us. ❤️ Theresa, Lam, & Haley.

  • Leonard Ostrom says:

    Kelly and I grew up since we were at Charles Mack elementary school, We often walked home together and remained friends for over 50 years . She was a very special person with a wonderful family. She will be missed.

  • Randy Smedley says:

    Bev and Kenny / I am so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and family.

  • Petronilla Emiru says:

    My deepest condolences to the Davis family. When my family first moved into town and joined the St. Elizabeth family, Kelly literally took us by the hand and introduced us to everyone. She welcomed us and checked in on us from time to time. It’s impossible to forget her generous spirit. Kelly made an impact without even knowing it. Kelly, may you rest in peace.

  • Terry says:

    Kelly , you were a very kind and special person . We’ve been friends for 55+ Yrs ! We grew up on the same street and had lots of great times . May you Rest In Peace my friend. Sending lots of love to your family.

  • Terri Rhodes Littleton says:

    Kelly and I played softball together for many years. We connected later in life and it was so good to talk and laugh about old times and new lives. She will be deeply missed by all who knew her.
    Praying for her family and those who loved her.

  • Lemont Kelsey says:

    I will always remember how kind she was to me many years ago as a new member of the BTTI/EGUSD staff. She made a positive impact in my life and those in the organization. She will surely be missed…..

  • Judy (Long) Speer says:

    It’s been many, many years since I’ve seen Kelly but we grew up playing softball together—both as teammates and as opponents. She and I were the two tallest women and we both played first base—so a little competitive too. She was a sweet friend back in our youth and through connection on Facebook, I have seen her amazing love for family, friends, and life. My heart breaks for her family and friends. Know that I am praying for you all through this tremendous loss. May the Lord bring you peace, comfort, love and sweet memories to hold in your hearts.

  • Tom Vasta says:

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers go out to her entire family. Kelly was special.
    She will be missed by all who knew her.

  • Maria Chaplin says:

    My deepest sympathy to the family. So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed working with Kelly at EGUSD CareerCenter. Her kindness and patience with her clients was admirable. May God bring you comfort. You’ll be in my prayers.

  • Kim Crets says:

    Malcolm, Kristyn, Alex, Anthony & Adrian, we are so very sorry for this heartbreaking passing. Kelly has always been an amazing person and bright star. She’ll now be looking after you in a different way. We are very grateful we’ve gotten to watch your wonderful family grow through the years. Very sad we can’t be with you to celebrate her precious life and the love she spread around. Our hearts are thoughts are with you. Always Mel & Kim Crets

  • Shana jones says:

    Our deepest sympathy to the family, sorry for your loss we pray for comfort for you all! Kelly you were amazing woman and so sweet rest easy xoxo Jones Family

  • John Leontieff says:

    So many great memories working with Kelly at SSA in a sister office and cheering with her and her fan club at Christian Brother HS football games. I first met Kelly when she was a trainee claims rep and she was one smart cookie. I miss her sense of humor, positive energy and “straight forward honesty”. Such a wonderful lady and family! Though we miss her during this temporary life on earth, we have the blessed assurance that she is in heaven. Kelly was a faithful Christian and loved and followed Jesus with all her heart. She touched the lives of many people and I believe that the Lord used Kelly as an instrument to continue to bring people closer to God to this day. May the Lord comfort and strengthen your family and to continue serving the Lord.

  • Lee Hubbard says:

    Kelly and I are second cousins. Her father, Freddie Barnett, and I were first cousins. Kelly and I had not seen each other since our teenage years but connected on Facebook a few years ago. So thankful for that time as we shared memories from her visits in Mississippi.
    My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time and in the days ahead.
    With love from her family in Mississippi.

  • Elaine Higgins says:

    We met Kelly through mutual friends, Jerry & Maria Riggs and she was always such a joy to be around. I always admired what an amazing mother she was. Kelly’s family and friends were so important to her. Kelly was described as a “warrior”and that is a perfect description of her valiant fight against cancer. Kelly, you will be admired and missed by so many. You made the world a better place while you were here. RIP sweet girl you have done such a wonderful job raising your children that they will be ok. Your many friends will be here for Malcolm and your kids. Mitch & Elaine Higgins

  • Kelly Dinitz says:

    My deepest condolences to all of Kelly’s family and friends. I met Kelly and Kristen at SEAS. My daughter Jessica was in Kristen’s class 5th – 8th grade. Kelly was the girls softball coach and was so dedicated to them. She was a wonderful, friendly, fun woman. My heart broke when I heard of her passing. I pray peace and comfort over all who are grieving Kelly’s loss. I know she will be deeply missed and forever loved.

  • Andrea (Tulbure) Seppinni says:

    I had the good fortune of knowing Kelly from grade school through high school and she was always kind, friendly and inclusive. Her great love for her family was always evident and pride for her children beamed from her. Kelly’s warmth and spirit will be missed.

  • Donna (Sterling) Hicks says:

    Kelly was a great friend to all that new her. She always made you feel special. Her smile was was a beautiful warmth that she shared with anyone who crossed her path. She was a great wife and mother. She was so proud of them all. May her family find comfort in knowing that she is no longer in pain. May she wear her glittered wings with pride. Until we meet again my friend.

  • Teresa Gutierrez (Martin) says:

    I can’t think of Mrs. Davis without thinking of how much she loved her children. She fought “tooth and nail” for them whenever she had to and was present for them always. She was never “too busy” for them. I remember commenting to her that I loved how well-mannered her children are and she said, “They get it from Malcolm.” Her love for her husband and children was so evident. She was a big part of the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton School community and I was blessed to know her.

  • Lupe Corral says:

    Sweet Kelly, You gave love to all who surrounded you, that beautiful smile that always shined through you will never be forgotten. Now you are in Our God’s arms, no more pain w/complete healing looking down on your beautiful family who you poured your love too. You have left them well prepared to share the love you taught them to have with there surroundings. Go in peace my friend.❤️ May Christ the True Shepherd, embrace You as one of his flock, May he forgive all your sins and set you among those he has chosen. May you see your redeemer face to face and enjoy the vision of God, forever.👏 Our deepest sympathy and prayers to The Davis family.

  • Zayden says:

    I am sorry to hear about her passing that really hurt me she was always my number 1 supporter at Christian brothers. I hope the best for her and her family.

  • Heidi Witter (Little) says:

    What a hole she has left here on this earth. Kindergarten to present day friends. I am positive her dad (Fred) will be the first to greet her in heaven too. Grief is love with no place to go…

  • The Bjorgum Family says:

    Sending thoughts and prayers to the whole family. She was such a loving mother that cared so deeply for her children.


    Dear Kelly’s family,
    I am so sorry to hear about Kelly’s passing. Please accept my condolences to you. You are in my prayer. Kelly had been a very good friend and colleague to me for many years since 2005. I will definitely miss her. but I know she is with our Lord, Jesus now in heaven.
    Alfonso Nguyen

  • Irma Lopez-Alvarez says:

    Kelly was the kindest and warmest person I’ve ever met when our children attended St. Elizabeth School. She adored her husband and children. I admired her as a mom and wife. She was the best role model for many of us. I will keep the Davis family in my prayers.

  • Kristin Parsons says:

    Kelly dedicated her life to knowing and helping people. All people. And truly knowing them, not just meeting them. She really got to know everyone she met. She connected people with other people on a daily basis to fill a need in someone’s life. Moving to our court was the best decision we ever made. We gained a beautiful home but more importantly we gained an amazing friend and precious extension to our family. Family was Kelly’s most precious treasure, Malcolm and her children 💝. She will live on through each of them. My goal will be to work hard at channeling my own grief into something positive each day. RIP dear Kelly, I love you❣️

  • Maily Lee says:

    I met Kelly in 2004, and worked for her as a clerical assistant. She was such a big inspiration. She’d always encourage me to do my best and chase my dreams. Kelly looked out for me so much, as she knew my life at home wasn’t so great then. She’d often joked that she was like my second Mother. I knew I could always rely on Kelly for anything, and I am forever grateful to have met her. She’s such a wonderful person and her passing saddens me so much. I love you, Kelly, and will miss you dearly. I cherish our time and the wisdom you shared with me. May you be at peace!

  • Gene Denney says:

    I met Kelly in 2004 when I was at the Franklin office of the State Department of Rehabilitation as a Rehabilitation Counselor and Kelly was working as a job developer with the Elk Grove career center on Gerber Road and she worked with several clients, helping them to become employed. We had a program that put our clients and employers together because we felt that the more the client had experience in introducing themselves and talking about their skills and became comfortable doing that they would be hired by an employer and a lot of our clients got hired and as time went on we became friends. My wife and I even went to see the nutcracker where one of Kelly’s son was dancing in it. Kelly worked so hard to help clients get employed and then she went to work for Social Security and worked hard to make sure every client got everything they were supposed to get. I retired at the end of May 2015 and I over time kind of lost track of Kelly so when I saw this, I was shocked and I am so sorry for family’s loss and I pray that the Lord would comfort them.

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