Mary Davison

MANTEE – Mary Nell Davis Davison, 92, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo. She was born Aug. 31, 1920, in Chickasaw County to Joseph Wesley “Jodie” Davis and Lois Kimbell Davis. She was a retired homemaker, retail sales clerk and a deputy clerk for the Webster County Sheriff’s Department. She enjoyed her church as long as she was able to attend. She enjoyed her family, especially her grandsons. In her later years, she enjoyed traveling with her daughter and son-in-law.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Houston Funeral Home with the Rev. William Carpenter officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Mantee. Houston Funeral Home of Houston is in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include her daughter, Mackie and Billy Willis of Mantee; her grandsons, David and Stacy Marie Willis of Ellijay, Ga.; Dr. Danny Willis of Boston, Mass.; and her many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Adolphus D. “Dave” Davison on June 8, 2007; her daughter, Mary Dolph Davison; her sister, Bonnie Henley; and her brothers, Bryant T. Davis and Ross K. Davis.

Pallbearers are her nephews, Kim Davis, Billy Wilemon, Drew Pruitt, Greg Hunter, Mike Davis, and Toby Davis.

Honorary pallbearers are her Church Family.

Visitation will be from noon until 2 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mantee Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 161, 1151 Main St., Mantee, MS 39751, to  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Fund, Mantee, MS 39751; or to Sanctuary Hospice House, P.O. Box 2177, Tupelo, MS 38803.

Friends and family may sign and leave a message at the online register book at

A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday, Dec. 26 Chickasaw Journal.

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