Bern Griffin Davenport

February 13, 1957 - February 10, 2024

02/13/1957 - 02/10/2024

Past Services

Sunday February 18, 2024
2:00 pm
The home of Bruce and Liz Brown
615 Woodridge Drive
Murfreesboro, North Carolina 27855

AHOSKIE, NC – Mr. Bern Griffin Davenport, peacefully passed away on February 10, 2024, at the age of 66 in Greenville, North Carolina at ECU Health Medical Center. Born on February 13, 1957, in Columbia, North Carolina.

Bern was known for his love of the game of chess, listening to music, art, and literature. He thoroughly enjoyed the comic strips. He was a member of Murfreesboro Baptist Church. Bern had a warm spirit that will be deeply missed.

Preceding Bern in death were his loving father, Stephen Harrison Davenport, Sr., and his dear mother, Patricia Simmons Davenport. Though deeply missed, their memories will live on in the hearts of those who knew them.

Bern left behind a legacy of love. His surviving family members include his beloved brother, Steve Davenport, Jr. (Kathy) of Garland, NC; two sisters, Liz D. Brown (Bruce) of Murfreesboro, NC, and Joy D. Cooke of Wendell, NC. Their bond will remain unbroken, as they cherish their memories of Bern.

In remembrance of Bern’s life, a private graveside service will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at the Riverside Cemetery in Murfreesboro, NC. with Dr. Mark Gaskins officiating the service. Following the burial, the family will receive friends at the home of Liz and Bruce Brown, 615 Woodridge Drive, at 2 p.m.

The family wishes to thank Ahoskie Assisted Living for Bern’s long-term care and Murfreesboro Baptist Church caregivers and congregation for their faithful support throughout Bern’s life.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to Murfreesboro Baptist Church, 200 West Main Street, Murfreesboro, NC 27855 or online by clicking here

The Garrett-Sykes Memorial Chapel is honored to handle the arrangements for the Davenport family during this difficult time. Expressions of sympathy and support may be conveyed to the family by visiting, where online condolences can be left.

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Carol Dickson
1 month ago

So sorry to hear of Berns passing, God be with you all during this difficult time.

Carol Joyner Dickson

Shari Laughlin
1 month ago

I’m so sorry to hear of Bern’s passing! He was so kind and funny! I have so many fond memories of him at family reunions. He was a prankster too.
My love to Joy, Liz and Steve and all your families.
Shari Laughlin (Bern’s other favorite cousin?)

Kenny Adcock
1 month ago

To Steve, Liz and Joy…
My heart and love go out to each of you as well as the rest of the family. I’m sorry I’m not able to be there for the funeral as I’m in TX currently. Please know I will be praying for you during this time but remembering that to be absent in the body is to be present with the Lord.
I love you.
Kenny (your “favorite cousin”)!

Keith Piland
1 month ago

To Bern’s family: I know your hearts are broken. I was one of Bern’s classmates at Murfreesboro High School, and not growing up in Murfreesboro I was not blessed to meet Bern until our 9th grade. He was a gentle, quiet, well-loved soul and I always enjoyed his company. I’ve always remembered him for his love of music and playing the guitar. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Mary Daniel
1 month ago

I am so sorry to hear of Berns passing. Sending prayers to all gis family.

Hope Eley
1 month ago

Bern was a member of the Murfreesboro High School class of 1975. I attended school many years with Bern prior to our graduation. He was a kind and gentle soul and I know he will be missed by all who knew him. My deepest condolences and prayers are sent to the family.

Harry Vann
1 month ago

Liz, Joy, Steve and family,
I was sorry to read this morning about Bern passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this time, reflecting on earlier and better days.

Harry Vann
Peacham VT

Joe Deanes
1 month ago

The Davenport family was so loved and so well respected by so, so many! To Joy, Liz, Steve and Bruce – my heart goes out to each of you. God Bless you all.

Brenda Baisey
1 month ago

Thoughts and prayers are going your way. I am so sorry.

Glynda McFadden Turner
2 months ago

Bern, was always nice, sorry to hear of his passing.Prayers for the family.