“The earth is the Lord's, and the fulness' thereof;‘the world*and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the Lord, and righteousness from the God of his salvation. This is the generation of them that seek him, that seek thy face, O Jacob. Selah. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory.
Selah.” Psnlm 24, KJV
Today we celebrate the life of Mother Willie “Mae Mae” Davis, 79, of 619 Jessie Johnson Drive, who lived a fulfilling life of her own measures. Mother Davis was born September 13, 1943 to Hammond and Fannie Mae Davis in Blakley, Georgia. God saw that she was getting weary and saw fit to call her to rest June 20, 2023 at the Flowers Hospital in Dothan, Alabama.
Mother Davis was educated in the Blakely County school system, attending Washington High through tenth grade when she had to step away to help take care of the family. She accepted Christ at an early age and joined St. Maryland Missionary Baptist Church where she was a devoted member and served in various capacities. She was known for singing; directing the St. Maryland Missionary Baptist Church Junior Choir for more than twenty-seven (27) years and singing with the St. Maryland Missionary Baptist Church Senior Choir until her health prevented her from participating. Mother Davis spent her career as a domestic engineer, who not only had a special love for her church; but, she also loved her family. She was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who loved to cook and spend time with her family--no one could resist her pancakes or dressing.
Mother Davis’ loving memories will be cherished by her devoted daughter, Alice (George) Cuff; grandson, Frederic (Herdiserie) Davis of Greer, South Carolina; god-granddaughter, Alicia George of Blakely, Georgia; great-grandsons, D'onte Davis of Albany Georgia, JaWante’ Davis, Frederic Davis, Jr. and Nicholas Hutchins of Greer, South Carolina; great-granddaughters, Amya Davis of Greer, South Carolina, Paige Jay, Paris George and Peyton George, all of Blakely, Georgia; great-great-grands, JaWante’ Davis, Jr., Legend Davis, Sapphire Davis, Zaiden Favors, Ja’Marion McKinnie, Ariyana Meced, Sa’Syir Hutchins, Ivyana Hutchins, Iris Hutchins, Jaivon Sullivan, A. Sullivan and Javeion Smith; one loving and dedicated brother, Hammond Davis, Jr., one sister-in-love, Kathyleen (Willie James) Simmons of Rivera Beach, Florida; special cousins, Charlie Mae (Eddie) Johnson , Merlean Ceasar, Brenda (Jerry) Jacobs and Anna Williams; Kendall Alderman, John Alexander and Michael Conners, whom she considered her own; along with a host of nieces, nephews, other loving relatives and friends.
Mother Davis will be greatly missed; yet, we find peace and solace in knowing that she has been called home to be with our heavenly father.