Husband Of OKC Woman Mauled To Death By Pit Bull Speaks Out


Thursday, September 27th 2012, 10:21 pm
By: News 9


An Oklahoma City family is in mourning, Thursday night, after a pet pit bull attacked and killed a 61-year-old grandmother.

It happened just before midnight at Nellie Davis' apartment near NW 122nd and Penn. News 9 caught up with Miss Nellie's husband, who says his wife was a loving woman who graduated at the top of her class at OSU.

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"She was just a real good Christian. Every day she could she got down on her knees and prayed for the world because that's what she wanted to do, make a difference. And she would try to go and teach young ladies nursing and things of that nature because of her education, said Davis' husband, Cleveland Davis, Sr.

Cleveland says he had told his wife and granddaughter to get rid of the pit bulls and says the one that attacked would often get aggressive during storms.

"It was an accident, because the dog never did show any aggression very much until the weather would change and then he would get very, very, very angry," said Cleveland.

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Police officers responded to a possible domestic call at the Highland Apartments located in the 12700 block of North Penn where they soon discovered what happened.

"I want everyone to know that she was a great mother a great Christian. She went to the People's church here on Britton road and she was always a role model for girls and nurses. "

Nellie Davis' funeral is set for Sat Oct 6 at Temple and sons funeral home at 11 a.m. Family members say they have not set up a memorial fund for Nellie yet, but will call News 9 on Friday if they get a fund set up.