Thelma Davis

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 21, 2008

SUFFOLK – Thelma L. Davis, 90, of 150 Lee St., Suffolk, died Friday, Sept. 19, 2008 in Sentara Obici Hospital. A native of Southampton County, Thelma was born to the late William and Laura Valentine and was preceded in death by her husbands, Charlie Shields and Carl Davis. She was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Wynn; a brother, William Valentine; and stepmother, Beatrice F. Valentine.
She was a long-time member of Metropolitan Baptist Church, where she served on the Senior Usher Board and was a member of the Missionary Circle.
She is survived by a loving daughter, Olivia L. Shields (William T. Turner, Jr.); stepbrother, William Valentine, of Hampton; three stepsisters, Shirley Walters, of Somerset, N.J., Barbara Warren, of Virginia Beach, and Vineonie Pickett, of Newark, N.J.; one sister-in-law, Mary Alice Valentine; one brother-in-law, Abby Pickett; special nephew, Alvin Wynn; one niece and several other nephews.
Funeral services will be Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2008 at 1 p.m. at Metropolitan Baptist Church, officiated by Dr. Robert E. Hobbs Sr. Interment will be in Carver Memorial Cemetery. Crocker Funeral Home is handling arrangements. Condolences may be offered to the family at

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