Her service was held at a church in Houston. According to ABC 13, Craig Davis, Maleah’s father, said guests work pink bracelets with Maleah’s name. Brittany Bowens, her mother, released a white dove at the burial ceremony. Maleah Davis was laid to rest in a “My Little Pony” casket, which was her favorite cartoon.
A eulogy message titled “Remember Me With Love” was written in her voice and read, “I enjoyed my life and I want to thank everyone who made me laugh, smile and love on you. … At only four years old, I enjoyed school. I loved all my friends at Attitude, Respect and Manners Daycare. I would eagerly make new friends so that we could sing and laugh together everyday. … I will always hug and sing with all my cousins and friends, I love you.”
Davis was last seen alive on April and Vence is denying any responsibility, even though he was being held in jail on related charges.
“I would never do anything to hurt her. That’s not me,” Vence, 27, told ABC’s Texas station KTRK in an interview earlier thus month. “Ask anyone who knows me, and they’ll tell you I’m not that type of dude and I was good with the kids. I ain’t no killer, bro.”
Police claim Vence led them to Maleah’s body but he somehow was still maintaining that he had nothing to do with her death.
Vence remains jailed on charges of with tampering a corpse, but he has avoided more serious charges. He originally told Sgt. Mark Holbrook of the Houston Police Department’s Homicide Division that he, Maleah and his two-year-old son were on their way to George Bush Intercontinental Airport to pick up Bowens, who was flying in from Massachusetts the night of May 4. Vence said he heard a “popping noise” and pulled over. He said a blue pickup truck pulled up behind his vehicle and two Hispanic males got out and hit him in the head. He said he lost consciousness and woke up at 6 p.m. the next day. He said Maleah was missing but his son was still there. Vence claimed he then walked to a hospital, received treatment and then reported Maleah as missing.
Rest in peace, Maleah Davis. See the images below.