Mary Ruth Davis

Published 3:28 am Saturday, November 2, 2013

April 8, 1930 – Oct. 28, 2013

NATCHEZ– Funeral services for Mary Ruth Davis, 83, of Natchez, who died Monday, Oct. 28, 2013, at Natchez Regional Medical Center, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Mark Baptist Church No. 2 in Kingston, with the Rev. Kenneth Stanton officiating.

Burial will follow at the St. Mark Baptist Church cemetery under the direction of West Gate Funeral Home.

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Visitation will be from 4 to 5:45 p.m. Friday at the funeral home with a “Celebration of Life” wake service at 6 p.m. Also, Saturday from 10 a.m. until service time.



Mrs. Davis was born April 8, 1930, in Natchez, the daughter of Mariah Washington. She was retired. She was also president of the Usher Board, member of the Missionary Society and the Benevolent Committee of St. Mark Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her mother; husband, Dan Davis, Sr.; daughter, Joan Fisher; and a nephew, John Woods.

Survivors include four children, Larry Thomas and wife, Debra, Sandra Profice and husband, Larry, Dan Davis Jr. and wife, Debra, and Melvin Davis and wife, Shirlean, all of Natchez; three sisters, Marie Stewart, Lucille Jackson, and Pauline Adams; one brother, Lee Joy McCoy and wife, Edna; three sisters-in-law, Hattie Dennis and husband, Alonzo, Rose Skipper and Mattie Banks; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; special nieces, Betty Clayton and husband, Cornelius and Sylena Hicks and husband, John; and a number of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

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