Mary Nelson Davis

July 27, 2009


Mary Nelson Davis age 97 of Ahoskie died Monday, July 27, 2009 at Guardian Care of Ahoskie. She was born January 23, 1911 in Murfreesboro to the late Ernest Nelson and Lena Seuis Nelson. She was the wife of the late Henry Davis.

She was a homemaker, attended St. Johns Baptist Church and was affectionately known as ‘The Other Nanny’.

A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday July 30, 2009 at 2:00 PM in the Ashley Memorial Chapel at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens. Rev Brian Hall and Rev. Robert May will officiate.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter Clara Harris of Ahoskie; a granddaughter Cynthia Lewis and her husband Doug of Lewiston; a great granddaughter Shanna Peace of Lewiston; three great great grandchildren Collin Peace, Brittany Peace and Kaitlyn Peace; a nephew Donald Hunter and his wife Ann of Knightdale and their son Gary Hunter and his family of Illinois.

The family will receive friends Wednesday evening from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at Garrett-Jones Funeral Home and other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY, 10001.

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Joan D. Dixon
14 years ago

Dear Clara and Cindy,

I’m sorry to hear of Aunt Mary’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. May God be close to your heart and bring you comfort at this sad time. Jerry and me are out of town until next Monday and will not make the funeral, but you and the family will be in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Joan and Jerry Dixon