Nancy Chapman Davis
Nancy Chapman Davis, 85, of Portsmouth, died on October 16, 2018. She was the daughter of the late Ethel Murphy and Robert Randolph Chapman. She was preceded in death by her beloved brother, Jack Chapman.
Nancy grew up in Suffolk, VA and maintained many close childhood friendships throughout her life. She received her Diploma of Nursing from Louise Obici Nursing School. She worked as a Mother/Baby nurse at the former Portsmouth General Hospital and Maryview Hospital before retiring at the age of 73.
Left to cherish her memories are her children Jeffrey Leonard Davis, Brooks Davis Reap (Tom), James Sherwood Davis and Carolyn Davis Burbage (EJ); 8 grandchildren- Chelsea Davis, Jeffrey Davis, Michael Golino (Bambi), Katie Golino, Benjamin Attig, Sage Davis, Dakota Davis and Ruby Davis; 3 great granddaughters- Emma Golino. Angel and Mya Roberts. She also leaves her beloved sister-in-law Barbara Chapman, niece Mary Beth Chapman Carden and nephew Bob Chapman, and many other relatives and lifelong friends.
Nancy spent her life doing for and helping others. She loved her family.
To honor her wishes there will be no funeral service, burial will be private at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. There will be a celebration of her life for the family and friends at a later date. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk is serving the family.
As an avid reader Nancy’s wish, in lieu of flowers, was donations in her memory to the Churchland Branch of The Portsmouth Library, 4934 High St. W. Portsmouth, VA 23703.
She and her family also want to thank Interim Hospice staff, Becky Case, Kate Hawryluk and Nakita Gilchrist for their gentle and constant care throughout this transition. Condolences may be registered at RWBakerFH.com.