Staff, family and friends honor street to late teacher Stacey Davis

BELLS, Tenn.–Local school faculty, friends and family have named a street in a teacher’s memory.

Bells Elementary School teacher Mrs. Stacey Davis and her husband died in a house fire on Edd Raines Road in Sugar Tree in July, just three weeks before school started.

Tuesday afternoon, school leaders changed the street name in front of Bells Elementary from J.C. Extended to Stacey Davis Drive.

Davis won “Teacher of the Year” in 2001 and 2016 for the Bells City School District.

“She wanted to make sure that everyone knew Jesus, and we know that’s where she is, and that is the only thing that gives us comfort is knowing that she is with Jesus right now,” Davis’s cousin, Sandy DeLoach said.

“She was very, very good with our students. She was a very delightful and exceptional teacher,” Bells City Schools superintendent Mark Wallace said.

Davis spent 30 years as a first-grade teacher at Bells Elementary.

In her final year, she worked as an intervention teacher.

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