|Birth: ||Nov. 4, 1929|
South Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Jan. 7, 2002|
South Carolina, USA
On January 20, 1951, she married the love of her life, Laurie "Cotton" Thackston Davis from Orangeburg, SC. She met him when her two sisters talked her into going on a triple date with them and three brothers from Orangeburg. Edith and Doots had met Leland and Webb and wanted to go out with them. The guys found out that Edith and Doots had a younger sister and asked if they could possibly fix her up with their younger brother, Cotton. This was during the time period when Cotton's fingers had been cut off and were still wrapped and healing. They all met at the Orangeburg County Fair. Cotton would keep his hands in his pockets the entire night at the fair as he was still very self conscience. This meeting of the brothers and sisters were destined as in the early 1950s, three brothers would marry three sisters.
While Betty and Cotton's children were growing up they would take their family to her aunts homes on the weekends to visit and play cards. They would take turns going to Esther Robinson, Annette Hiott and Lottie Robinson's homes. They would often visit other relatives also. Their girls were brought up in a very family oriented atmosphere. They'd also go to visit her mother Grace about twice a week. During the summer the family would go almost every weekend to Walsh Place which was the Robinson Pond that had been built by Sheck Robinson and various relatives in the 1950s. She attended every school, band or athletic event of her children. She was a wonderful, loving mother and wife.
In her youth, she joined St. Matthews Presbyterian Church in St. Matthews, SC. When she married, they rented an apartment in St. Matthews for a short time. They then moved to Orangeburg and began attending First Presbyterian Church on Sunnyside Drive. In the mid-1980s, they began attending First Baptist Church of Orangeburg and she was baptized there in the late 1980s.
She was known for cooking special dishes for her family that she knew they were fond of. She was one of the best Southern cooks around and loved to cook.
She helped her daughters tremendously with her older grandchildren when they were growing up and she was physically able. She was an exceptional grandmother to all her grandchildren. In her later years she developed many health issues that restricted her activities.
Her hobbies were embroidery, genealogy and the love of her daughters, grandchildren, family and friends.
Obit from The Calhoun Times; St. Matthews, SC
January 17, 2002
Mrs. Betty Robinson Davis, 72, of 910 Green Street, Orangeburg, SC, died January 7, 2002 at Providence Hospital in Columbia. Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, January 9, at First Baptist Church in Orangeburg with the Rev. Terry Peele and the Rev. Jack Anderson officiating. Burial was in Crestlawn Memorial Gardens in Orangeburg with Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. of Orangeburg directing. The casket was placed in the church one hour before the service. Active pallbearers were Matthew B. Seaton, Justin D. Seaton, David G. Moorer, Jr., Michael (Mike) T. Robinson, Melvin Goodson, Mike Pooser, Mark Davis, and Herbert Hames. Honorary pallbearers were Eldred S. Robinson, Hydrick Robinson, Johnnie Saylor, Dwight Bachman, Leland Robinson, and Julian Greene.
Born November 4, 1929 in St. Matthews, SC, Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Shellie Johnson and Grace Golson Robinson. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Orangeburg and she was the widow of the late Laurie Thackston Davis.
Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Glenn (Gracie) Sweat and Mrs. Gregg (Donna) Moorer, both of Orangeburg, Mrs. David (Beth) Thomas of Columbia, SC, and Mrs. Craig (Laurie) Hannah of Wagener, SC; a brother, Shellie Johnson (S. J.) Robinson, Jr. of St. Matthews; sisters, Edith Robinson Davis and Jewell Robinson Davis, both of Orangeburg; and eight grandchildren, Lesley Seaton, Matthew Seaton, Justin Seaton, David Moorer, and Adam Moorer, all of Orangeburg, Erin Thomas and Jared Thomas, both of Columbia, and Miranda Hannah of Wagener, step-grandchildren Alisha, Daniel, Mark and David Hannah.
Shellie Johnson Robinson (1897 - 1970)
Grace Edith Golson Robinson (1905 - 1994)
Laurie Thackston Davis (1929 - 1992)
Laura Grace Davis Sweat (1954 - ____)*
Betty Margaret Davis Thomas (1957 - ____)*
Donna Elaine Davis Moorer (1961 - ____)*
Bonnie Laurie Davis Hannah (1965 - ____)*
Edith Annette Robinson Davis (1925 - 2012)*
Jewell Aliene Robinson Davis (1927 - ____)*
Betty Miranda Robinson Davis (1929 - 2002)
Shellie Johnson Robinson (1937 - 2013)*
Crestlawn Memorial Gardens
South Carolina, USA
Created by: Laurie Davis Hannah
Record added: Jan 12, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32872119