History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

A. L. McKay came to the state of Oklahoma in 1917. He was a very progressive and respected businessĀ¬man. He opened the doors of McKay Funeral Home on April 26, 1926. The first location was located on Northeast 5th and Phillips Street. After seven years due to new zoning laws, Mr. McKay moved his business to 928 N.E. 4th St. in 1933. He was a trusted lay leader in the Avery Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church and a fraternal leader on the local and national level in his Masonic organization. Mr. McKay and Mrs. McKay incorporated the business on March 5, 1938.  Mr. McKay died on June 2, 1946 leaving the business to his wife, Mrs. Beula McKay. The business continued with great success with a remodeled building in August of 1957.

Mrs. Beula McKay brought about a legacy of her own by bringing in several partners. Her signature colors for the limousine fleet of pink and black will always be remembered. The exterior of the current location still bears the color pink in her memory. Mrs. Beula McKay partnered with Mr. Sammie T. Davis in 1969. The McKay-Davis Funeral home thrived and a new location was built at 1616 N.E. 36th Street and opened in 1976. Mrs. McKay died at the age of 80 on Nov. 28, 1976 shortly after the open house for the new location.

Mr. and Mrs. Sammie T. Davis and their predecessors set excellent standards. McKay- Davis continues to offer the highest quality of service both traditional and nontraditional funerals, as well as the latest in modern techniques, and merchandise. The level of caring and commitment for the client is still second to none.

Mr. Sammie T. Davis along with his wife Yvonne Davis continued the business for 35 years, along with their daughter Ms. Connie Davis, who joined the family business in May of 2003, until illness took over for Mr. & Mrs. Davis.  Mrs. Yvonne Davis died at the age of 77 on April 27, 2007. and later Mr. Sammie T. Davis died at the age of 90 on Feb. 26, 2015. 

Ms. Connie D. Davis continued to run McKay-Davis Funeral Home the oldest African -American establishment in Oklahoma City and now the oldest in the State  for the pass 14 years.   

In 2017 Ms. Connie Davis has decided to willingly pass the torch of McKay-Davis once again. Under new ownership and management the legacy from the past will still hold true today and in the future. The new owners are dedicated to honoring the lives of their predecessors by making sure to stand true to the same quality and service as was set before them.

Our Valued Staff

Diann J Simon

Diann J Simon, Funeral Director in Charge / Executive Director of Operations

Wilbert J Wright

Wilbert J Wright, Licensed Funeral Director & Embalmer

Maggie Green

Maggie Green, Funeral Attendant/Grief Advocate

Ms. Connie D. Davis

Ms. Connie D. Davis, Retired

Connie Davis was born and raised in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma to Sammie & Yvonne Davis, the youngest of three girls. She graduated from Millwood High School, and she attend OSU, and Central State University, now known as UCO, she graduated from UCO, with a major in Business Management. She has managed the Funeral Home for over 10 years now, and she is our licensed Pre-need and Insurance Agent. Have any questions about Insurance, Trust Accounts and Pre-need Insurance, feel free to contact Ms. Davis, and she would be glad to make an appointment with you, to answer any of your questions, and write up a plan just for you.