Lois Anderson Davis

Lois Anderson Davis

Suffolk, VA
01.17.1927 - 05.26.2020

Lois Anderson Davis, 93, of Suffolk, Virginia passed away on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, with her family by her side.

She was born in Climax, Virginia to the late Jesse Douglas Anderson and Lottie Hayden Anderson.  She graduated from Longwood College and taught elementary school for many years in the Suffolk public schools.

She was predeceased by the love of her life, Calvin T. Davis, to whom she was married for 67 years.

She is survived by a son, C. Taylor Davis, Jr. (Susan) and a daughter Deborah D. Jenkins (Dan).  She is also survived by a sister, Lillian A Moore of Chatham, Virginia and a sister-in-law, Christine Grizzard (Tom) of Richmond, Virginia.

She is survived by five grandchildren and six great grandchildren, each of whom she loved and adored.

A graveside service will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020 at 2 PM  at the Great Fork Baptist Church Cemetery in Whaleyville, Virginia.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that donations be made to the Great Fork Cemetery Fund, c/o Marion Carter, Treasurer, 1710 Colonial Avenue, Suffolk, VA 23434. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.

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Great Fork Baptist Church
180 Great Fork Rd
Suffolk , VA 23438
United States


Debbie and Taylor - I am so sorry for the loss of your Mom. She was best friends with my Mom growing up in the Whaleyville area. She was my 6th grade teacher and my Mistress of Ceremonies when Donald and I got married. She was like a second Mom to me when Daddy was in the VA hospital for several months. I will always remember the kindness your Mom and Dad showed to our family. With love, Roseland Lowe Worrell

Roseland Lowe Worrell

We know Mrs. Davis will be missed by her family and friends, but just think how happy she and Mr. Davis are to be reunited in their heavenly home. They were both such wonderful people. We both feel privileged to have known them and to have e er been in their presence. We extend our love to the entire family. Peggy & Donnie

Donnie & Peggy Benton

I am so sorry for your loss. She was good lady and she will be missed dearly. My prayers are with y’all.🙏🙏❤️

Dana and Chuck

Debbie and Taylor,
Your parents , Lois and Calvin , were Whaleyville and Great Fork Baptist pillars ! Your mother was my sixth grade teacher . She taught me the love of books and poetry. Your father was my high school principal and gave me a reference for my first teaching position. I later worked with him in the Whaleyville Ruritan Club as well. They were always a special couple !
You are both in my thoughts and prayers !

Phyllis Collier Byrum
Chair, Suffolk School Board
Whaleyville Borough Representative

Phyllis Collier Byrum

Having grown up in Whaleyville, I have known the Davis Family for most of my life. Mrs. Davis was one of my teachers and Mr. Davis was our high school principal. What a special couple! So well thought of in the Whaleyville community. Taylor and Debbie, you were blessed to have such wonderful parents. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. She touched so many lives and will be remembered by so many. Mary Charlotte

Mary Charlotte Pearce Boyette

Mrs. Davis was my sixth grade teacher at Robertson Elementary. I can see an hear her now reading us the Little House on the Prairie series. I never bothered to watch the TV show because it couldn't outdo the version I had in my mind because of the wonderful way she read each line. I'm not sure I ever met a kinder person in my life. She will surely be missed. My condolences.

Debbie Brinkley

Sincere condolences to all of the Davis family in the loss of their wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Appropriate words are so difficult to express the admiration and love we all had for such a remarkable lady.
May you all find solace in the knowledge of what a wonderful, full life she enjoyed. Her love and dedication to her family, her church, all of her students, and her community was evidence of the godly woman she was. She and your dad were long-time faithful Christian servants to Great Fork Baptist Church and so caring and loving to all. We would be remiss not to mention that her famous and delicious pecan pies have been enjoyed by so many at church and throughout the community.
Hold dear to all of the wonderful memories you share; she will remain in our hearts forever. In Christian love and sympathy,
Your Great Fork Baptist Church Family

Great Fork Baptist Church

My condolences to all the family of Lois Davis. She was my 6th grade teacher at William J. Jones Elementary School in Whaleyville 58 years ago . . . back in 1962! I remember her as being such a kind, caring educator who truly helped every student excel to the best of their ability. When I read the obituary and found out she was born in CLIMAX VA . . . WOW!!! I never knew that. That "blew my mind" because I have been living in DANVILLE VA since 1991 and working for the U.S. Postal Service in CHATHAM VA since 1994. CLIMAX is part of our Route 3 delivery area. Back in the 6th grade, I don't think I had ever heard of this part of VA. Anyway, may all of you feel the sustaining presence of the Holy Spirit --- God's Comforter --- as you go through this time of sorrow and transition. God gave Mrs. Davis a long life, and I feel certain she helped provide millions of precious memories that will help ease the sorrow of her passing. God bless you all!!

Randy Stafford

Our deepest sympathy to the entire Davis's family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
John and Rosemary
When you see Jane, give her a special hug.

John and Rosemary Jenkins

Taylor, Debbie, and Family
I am so sorry to hear about Mrs Davis’s passing.
Mrs Davis was such a nice person and will really be missed.
You all have my sincere sympathy and are in my prayers.
May God bless all of you.

Ken Asbell

Ken Asbell

Taylor, sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Appears hers was a life well-lived. I feel assured you have many memories that will bring you much comfort. Best wishes to all who mourn.
Thomas & Sandra Dunn

Thomas Dunn

Debbie, Taylor, and all the Family, Your mother was such a dear person! She lived a long life and she and Mr. Davis were such pillars in the Whaleyville Community. Hold fast to your memories of them both. Our prayers and deepest sympathy to all of you.

Johnny & Joan Fowler Minter, Port Charlotte, Florida

I will always remember how kind and encouraging Mrs. Davis was to me when I was a
young teacher. She was a lovely person. My thoughts are with her family.

Mary Lee Warren

.... 55 years ago, I met Taylor Davis by way of two country rival high schools merging...and eventually his father becoming Principal of the school.... 4 years passed and we all survived unscathed... little did we know that a few years later he and I, another classmate, and yes his parents would become neighbors on the same street...yes, that's how it happened then... anyway, anyhow...we reconnected, rebonded and the Principal down the street was now just a neighbor...but it became more than that...they were the parents down the street...never in the way...but always there...Lois had an outside clothesline..and we frequently joked about hanging clothes "on the line" on Sunday... I will never forget.....
....for the good she has shared with so many, I know that she is at peace tonight.... Taylor, Debbie and your families.... Thank you for sharing these incredible people with all of us... Love you ♥️

Mark G Davidson

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