Madlyn Workman Davis, businesswoman

July 21, 2013
Madlyn Workman Davis

Madlyn Workman Davis of Georgetown passed away at Atlantic General Hospital in Berlin, Md., Thursday, July 18, 2013.

Born in Georgetown Dec. 27, 1919, she was the daughter of the late Charles Washington and Evah Baker Workman. Mrs. Davis was a businesswoman and entrepreneur who, with her late husband, Harry, co-owned and operated several businesses.

In addition to co-owning Journey’s Inn Hotel and the Pine Room Coffee Shop on the Boardwalk in Ocean City, Md., she owned rental properties and was a partner in C&E Farms. She started her hard work ethic early in life serving as an employee of Diamond State Telephone during World War II, and working with her father at Workman’s Store, which was later owned by her brother.

Her beloved husband Harry preceded her in 1972. She was also preceded by several siblings: Charles S. Workman, Dale M. Workman, Edwin C. Workman, Pauline Wilson and Sallie McCabe. She is survived by her son, Harry Bryon Davis III and his wife Donna of Ocean City, Md.; and two grandchildren: Glenda Bunting and her husband Keith, and Scott Hammerbacher and his wife Leighann; along with three great-grandchildren: Caroline and Benjamin Bunting, and Christopher Hammerbacher. She also leaves behind many nieces, nephews, extended family members and friends throughout the Eastern Shore.

A funeral service and Celebration of Her Life will be held at Mount Olivet Brethren Church, 28096 Shortly Road, Georgetown, Monday, July 22 at 1 p.m. Friends may call from 11:30 a.m. till 1 p.m., for viewing and visitation. Pastor Jerry Fike will officiate, and Pastor Karen Mumford will deliver the eulogy.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions either to the Mt. Olivet Brethren Church, or to your favorite charity of your own choosing.

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