Kathy Diane Davis Waters, 62, left her earthly body and stepped right into the arms of Jesus on Wednesday, August 17, 2022. Kathy was born on May 24, 1960, in Jacksonville, Florida, grew up in Pine Hills, Florida, and made her home in Eustis, Florida. She is survived by her husband, Steve Waters, stepchildren Josh and Sarah, her father Jim Davis, mother Faye Davis, sister Lori Wolff, brother Keith Davis, sister Kelli Pharo, several brothers- and sisters-in-law, three step-grandchildren, and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephew.
Known for her creativity, her entrepreneurial spirit, and her bold, unwavering love of God and people, Kathy was an avid metal-detector; nature, sports, and family photographer; beta fish breeder, shower, and judge; musician; baker; and Color Street pusher…err…rep. She ventured many avenues over the years.
She cared for everyone, from every walk of life. She took meals and blankets to the homeless, and she knew each one’s name and story. She showed up for every nieces’ and nephews’ games, recitals, birthdays, and graduations. She always remembered the little things and went the extra mile.
If you knew Kathy, you knew to never sell her short. Her Christmas cranberry bar recipe went with her to heaven. Her pistol is probably still under the seat of her car. The stray cat population of Eustis will need someone to pick up charge of their care. And hopefully a new body will fill her empty seat at church (that would make her the happiest).
She was direct, because she had been there, done that, and she knew Jesus was the answer. No matter what. She held onto faith for herself and for everyone else she knew. She was tough, and she was probably right.
Kathy loved Jesus. Jesus loved Kathy. Or more accurately, Kathy loves Jesus and Jesus loves Kathy. She’s sitting with him now. And she’d love all of us to join her someday.
A memorial service in Kathy’s honor will be held at a later date at Trinity Evangelical Free Church, 890 Abrams Road, Eustis, Florida.