Leona Davis, 93

It is with great sadness that the family of Mrs. Leona Givhan Davis (also known as Old Mama), 93, of Belden, announces her passing. She bid her family and friends farewell in the company of her home on April 30, 2013.
She was born June 13, 1919, in Pontotoc County to Willie Givhan and Lula Wade. Leona had a heart made of gold and spent most of her life taking care of her family and others who were elderly or sick. She was a member of Davis Temple Church of the Living God, where she faithfully served on the Mother’s Board until her health failed. She had a passion for cooking, reading her Bible and for living life to the fullest. She also loved good old gospel singing. She prayed for her entire family every night before going to sleep.
Home Going Celebration of her life and legacy was held on Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Davis Temple Church of the Living God at 1 p.m. Interment was in Chapel Grove Cemetery. Grayson-Porter’s Mortuary was in charge of the arrangements.
She is fondly remembered and will be sorely missed by her loving children: Willie Moore, Gladys Salter, Levora Davis, Mattie (Cloyzell) Satterwhite, Annie (Jessie) Pannell, Magnolia (Turon) Hooper, Shirley Montgomery, Marilyn Davis, all of Belden; and Jerry (Sandra) Davis of New Albany; her godson, James Robinson and family of Guntown; 34 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren, numerous great-great-grandchildren; one sister, Annie Marie Salters; one brother, Raymond Givhan; and a countless number of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bill Ivy Davis; her son, James Henry Davis Jr. “Sug”; two grandsons, Donnie Pinson and Christopher Larry Moore; her sisters, Ellen Stovall and Lucinda Stovall.
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