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Bessie Davis

Passed 05/21/2018

Obituary for Bessie Davis

Spartanburg, SC - Mrs. Bessie Mae Davis, 90, entered peacefully into eternal rest on May 21, 2018. Mrs. Davis was the daughter of the late Mattie Smith Byrd and John Byrd. She was the widow of James Albert Davis. Mrs. Davis was a member and deaconess of Cleveland Chapel Baptist Church. She retired from Abbott Laboratories in Spartanburg, SC. Left to cherish fond and loving memories are: her daughters, Jeannette Davis and Paulette Davis both of Spartanburg, SC and Brenda Kay Wright (Walter) of Charlotte, NC; her grandson, John Albert Dreher of Spartanburg, SC; her sisters, Sallie Holland of Johnston, SC and Janie Martin of W. Columbia, SC; her brother-in-law, Robert Boozer of Spartanburg, SC; her godson, Edwin W. Clarke of Spartanburg, SC ; her goddaughter, Floretta Machen of Odenton, MD; her special niece, Vickie Byrd of Sparatanburg, SC; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Davis was preceded in death by: her sisters, Geneva Johnson and Betty Boozer; her brothers, David, Archie and John Byrd, Jr.; and a brother-in-law, Hubert Holland. A Celebration of the Life of Mrs. Bessie Mae Davis will be held on Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 12:30 p.m. at Cleveland Chapel Baptist Church, 494 Oaktree Rd., Spartanburg, SC. Pastor Phillip J. Buckson will officiate. Burial will be in the Heritage Memorial Gardens, 3901 S. Church St., Roebuck, SC. Mrs. Davis was a kind, sweet and gentle soul. She was personable, caring and extremely compassionate. She exuded unconditional love and a forgiving spirit towards her family and friends. She will be deeply missed.

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