Sandra Marie Davis

Published 8:52 pm Wednesday, December 15, 2010

December 13, 2010

“When I am gone, release me, let me go

I have so many things to see and do

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You must not tie yourself to me with tears

Be happy that I have had so many years

I gave you my love, you can only guess

How much you gave me in happiness

I thank you for the love each have shown

But now it is time I travel on alone

So grieve a while for me, if grieve you must

Then let your grief be comforted by trust

It is only for a while that we must part

So bless the memories in your heart

I will not be far away, for life goes on

So if you need me, call and I will come

Though you cannot see or touch me,

I will be near

And if you listen with your heart,

you will hear

All of my love around you soft and clear

Then, when you must come this way alone

I will greet you with a smile and

a Welcome Home.”

Sandra Marie Davis, 63, was born on May 20, 1947 to the late Preston Davis Sr. and Beatrice Watson Ford in Suffolk, Va. She was educated in Suffolk Public Schools and retired from Norfolk Naval Public Works in 2001.

Sandra Marie Davis

She was a member of New Mt. Joy Food for Living Ministries.

On the afternoon of Monday, Dec. 13, Sandra transitioned from her earthly home to her heavenly home in glory with her parents, her sister, Virginia Jones, her grandchildren Baby Girl Davis, Baby Boy Davis and Michael Christopher Hunter Jr. and nephew, Rodney “Rock” Drayton.

She leaves behind to cherish her beautiful memory: her loving children, Gregory Davis (Shelley), Corey Davis, Rhonda Watson (Reginald) and Bridgette Davis; sisters, Connie Drayton, Brenda Johnson (James) and Annette Beale (George); brother, Preston Davis (Connie); great-uncle, Fernando Watson; great-aunts, Alberta Watson and Norma Watson; grandchildren, Farrie, Angel, ShaQuita, Shakeen, Ashley, Shawanda, Saige, Khadera and Jasmine; special devoted friend, Randolph Edwards; and many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

Ms. Davis will be on view at the funeral home from noon to 6 p.m., Friday, Dec. 17 in the Rev. Melvin R. Chapel. The family will receive visitors at 219 N. Capital St. at all other times. Funeral services will be held at New Mt. Joy Food for Living Ministries at 1 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 18. She will be laid to rest in the T.E. Cooke-Overton Garden of Carver Memorial Cemetery.

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