|Birth: ||Jun. 13, 1910|
|Death: ||Nov. 16, 2008|
NORFOLK - Della J. Davis, 98, of the 2900 block of Myrtle Ave., answered the call to her heavenly Father Nov. 16, 2008.
Born June 13, 1910, to the late Charles and Willie Ann Jones, she lived all of her life in Norfolk.
She was educated in Norfolk Public Schools and loved life.
She was married to the late Arthur J. Davis and they were happily married for 46 years.
She was active in many civic organizations in the Tidewater area.
She joined First Baptist Church Lamberts Point in 1921 at age 11. Della's life was built around the big C's: Christ, community, courage and commitment.
She is survived by one son, Walter R. Meekins Sr. of Dover, DE; three granddaughters, Vanessa Parker, Gina Meekins-Tanks of Norfolk and Deidra Evans of Dover, DE; five grandsons, Walter R. Meekins Jr. of Albany, GA, Michael Pittman of Raleigh, NC, Melvin Pittman of Philadelphia, PA, Jerome Meekins of Richmond, VA, and Richard James of Norfolk; 17 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; a special nephew, George Tann Jr. of Philadelphia, PA; many other relatives and friends. A special thanks to her caregivers, Angela M. Grant and Rosa Rainey.
A funeral was held Friday at noon in First Baptist Church Lamberts Point with the Rev. Anthony Paige presiding. Interment Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. A viewing was from 1pm to 8pm Thursday at Hale Funeral Home. The family assembled at the residence, 2927 Myrtle Ave., at 11 a.m. for the procession.
Woodlawn Memorial Gardens
Created by: Joyce Vaughan
Record added: Jan 10, 2009
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