Carolyn Jane Davis, was born May 2, 1934 to the late William Brown and Sarah Thomas in Berea. She was a member of the Second Calvary Church of God In Christ. She lived 78 wonderful years and departed this life Thursday, January 24, 2013.
Carolyn was a retired nurse. Over the years she was an active member of her community. She was a member of the NAACP, Negro Business and Professional Women's Association, Sojourner Truth Award Recipient, and the Black Family - One Child One Church Organization. She served on the Government Task Force under former Governor Richard Celeste to help children get adopted. She founded the Family Academy, an alternative school for children with disciplinary problems. She conducted various workshops on the prevention of teen pregnancy. She was also a Missionary and licensed Evangelist.
Carolyn was a wife, a mother, a sister, and a best friend. She had 45 years of marriage to Willie L. Davis, together they raised 14 children, more than 100 foster children and were also adoptive parents. Carolyn was funny, loving, and enjoyed family gatherings. She was a no-nonsense parent when it came to raising respectful children. Everybody affectionately called her "Moma". Moma meant "fruit for the soul".
She leaves to cherish her memory a loving husband, William L. Davis; sisters, Rhonda Sanders of Detroit, Michigan and Sharon Brown; children, Maurice Brown, Jerome Ross of Atlanta, Georgia, Dorothy Ross of Mansfield, Donna Ross James of Atlanta, Georgia, Pamela Kirk, Herbert Ross (Stephanie) of Mansfield, Regina Porras (David) of Kansas City, Kansas, Cynthia Thomas of Camden, Arkansas, Sheldon Chambers, Bonita Davis, Angie Jones of Las Vegas, Nevada, Jennifer David of Cleveland, Shanta Shannon of Elyria; 53 grandchildren, 70 great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; special cousin, Pat Morris; best friend, Josephine Charley; many extended family and friends, and her beloved pet, Prince.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Sherman Brown; sisters, Joyce Thomas, Harriett Taylor and Daphnia Todd; son, Daniel Chambers; and four grandchildren.
Friends may call from 10 A.M. until the time of the funeral serivce at 12 Noon, Saturday, February 2, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church, 312 Third Street, Elyria. Rev. Dr. Charles C. Brown and Superintendent David Dennis will officiate. Interment will be in Resthaven Memory Gardens, Avon.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, Elyria.