Sheila Davis

Sheila Davis


June 3, 1989 - May 17, 2023


Sheila Davis, 33, of Brookings, SD, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, May 17, 2023, in Brookings. A Memorial Service will be 10:00 AM Saturday, June 3, at First United Methodist Church in Mitchell. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery in Mitchell. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

A live stream of the funeral service can be viewed at:

Sheila Rae Davis was born June 3, 1989 in Rapid City, SD, to Diana Lynn Davis. She lived in Rapid City until moving to Sioux Falls, SD in June 2002. Sheila attended Patrick Henry Middle School and Washington High School in Sioux Falls, SD. She was a graduate of Washington High School, Class of 2007.  Sheila received her Bachelor of Science degree from Colorado Technical University, Sioux Falls, SD, December 2011, majoring in Criminal Justice, Human Services Concentration. She went on to receive her Master of Arts in School Counseling from the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, SD, May 2017.

Sheila was employed by the Brookings School District where she was a School Counselor for 4th grade students at the Camelot Intermediate School.

Sheila was an avid reader and movie buff. She enjoyed watching US Women’s Soccer along with other professional sports. Sheila loved being big sister to Lucy and Ali and many foster children who were in the Davis home. Sheila loved camping, hiking Palisades State Park, playing board games, taking family trips, and visiting with family. Sheila’s passion was working with children, and she was dedicated to helping students be successful in their education.

Sheila is survived by her mother, Diana Davis of Sioux Falls; sisters, Lucy and Ali of Sioux Falls; grandfather, Earl Davis of Mitchell; lifelong friend, Megan Bell; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

Sheila was preceded in death by her grandmother, Viola Davis, in 2017. 

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to The Foster Network, 620 S Cliff Ave., Sioux Falls, SD 57104 (; The Abbott House, Inc., 909 Court Merrill St., Mitchell, SD 57301 (, or Our Home, Inc., 103 W Maple St., Parkston, SD 57366 (


Saturday, June 3, 2023
10:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
310 N Rowley St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Graceland Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Leslea Dobbs on June 3, 2023
I was a friend and coworker of Sheila's. She was a kind, loving, gentle spirit. We connected on several levels and also had much in common. We had long visits after working at Camelot and could laugh about our students as well. I miss her. The students miss her. But I know she is resting and dancing with her Lord Jesus! I love this picture of Sheila and that beautiful smile! Prayers for her all her family.
Posted by Janna Henrichs on June 2, 2023
Saddend to hear of Sheila's passing. My deepest prayers go out to you Diana and your family.
Posted by Mary Kannas on June 2, 2023
Sheila and I worked at Lowe's together. At first we weren't the greatest of friends. We worked the Customer Service desk together and soon started to discover we had so much in common. Not only did we have many interests that were similar, but also simlary struggles with out mental health. With those similarties it gave us a strong bond and a great friendship. She was such an amazing and caring person. She always came to work will a smile, even if something was bothering her. We spent hours talking about Books and Harry Potter! The world will be a different place without her, but I hope she knows how much she is loved!
Posted by Rita Harming on June 1, 2023
I knew Sheila while she lived and worked in Brookings. She
looked sad and seemed puzzled about what was happening to her. She is a beautiful girl, and we loved her new hair style. Had I only known her struggle. I had been there myself after behavioral Health. If it not for the grace of God, there go I. I'm broken hearted to hear of the loss of this pretty young lady. She had so much to offer. Let me know if I can help in any way. God bless her with his gift of heaven. Rita
Posted by Vicky Herrick on June 1, 2023
I am so very sorry. Hugs and prayers 🙏 to you Diana and all of your family. ❤️
Posted by Grace Vanderzee on May 25, 2023
I was a coworker of Shelia’s and all I can say is how thoughtful and caring of a person she was. She was also so kind to everyone and willing to help. Whenever I would walk into work and saw her name on the schedule, I would smile. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Posted by Dawn Stary on May 25, 2023
Sheila was my Friend and next door neighbor. I miss her deeply! She always had a smile, a kind word and a SPARK. Sheila cared deeply for others, especially children. She touched so many lives, including mine!
My sympathy and comfort for her Mom, Sisters and The Babies.
Posted by Gabrielle Van Winkle on May 24, 2023
I worked with Sheila at Lowes. She trained me and always put a smile on my face. Sending hugs
Posted by Jami VanEgdom on May 23, 2023
I am in complete shock reading this. My heart goes out to you Diana. I loved our conversations we had at Pawsitively Pets. She was such a sweetheart! You are in my thoughts & prayers. ❤
Posted by Jessie Neiswonger on May 23, 2023
Not only was Sheila my daughter's school counselor but she was my son's first foster sister. She was so kind and will be greatly missed.
Posted by Kristi Clark Moore on May 22, 2023
I went to grad school with Sheila at USD. She was an amazingly kind and caring soul. She always talked about her mom and her sisters, plus the foster babies as they made their way in and out of the family home. Family and feeling connected was always so important to her. It is just unbelievable that she is gone. I am so sorry for your loss. Love and hugs to Sheila's family. Fly high, Sheila, fly high. Your legacy will be the impact you made on the many lives that have been changed just by having known you.
Posted by Ismael SMALL on May 22, 2023
I worked alongside with Sheila at a youth center for troubled kids. Great leader, great personality and honest. I am Praying for the family closer this difficult moment 🙏🏾
Posted by Daniel Amert on May 22, 2023
I worked with Sheila at Barnes and Noble. I remember when she dressed up in scrubs for a Halloween event at B&N and I called her "Doctor" and she just laughed. I started calling Sheila that as my name for her.

Sheila had so much compassion for people and love for her family. Sheila loved talking about the foster children your family were raising. I am heartbroken for Sheila's family. May Jesus Christ care for you during this difficult days ahead.
Posted by Stephanie Roskilly on May 21, 2023
I went to grad school with Sheila and always admired her desire to do all for others. She had a huge heart and was meant to care for others. To her family, I am so sorry for your loss. She was an incredible human and I can only imagine what you are going through at this time. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you navigate this impossibly difficult time.
Posted by Kristin Heismeyer on May 21, 2023
Ms Davis worked with my son, she was so compassionate and loving - she was a true friend to so many kids and gifted teacher! Sheila will be missed by so many, may her memories provide you comfort and love.
The Heismeyer’s
Posted by Amy Larsen on May 20, 2023
I am so sad to hear about Sheila’s passing. She was an incredible person. She was always willing to step up to help with whatever I needed when she was our you group. She had a heart to help others. Prayers lifted up for her family and friends.
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