Elizabeth Davis, Coolsprings matriarch

March 6, 2014
Elizabeth Davis

Elizabeth Davis, 79, daughter of the late Richard Davis Sr. and Helen Matthews Davis, was born March 22, 1934, in Keller, Va. She departed this life Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.

Elizabeth Davis was raised in Keller and received her education through the Accomack County Public Schools. In the early 1960s, she moved to Delaware. Known as Lil by her family and friends, she was a well-known and respected matriarch of the Coolsprings Community and provided daycare services for the majority of the families there. She was nice to everyone and was always willing to help. Elizabeth was very pro-family with strong maternal instincts and always advocated the importance of education. She loved reading, gardening and doing crossword and Sudoku puzzles, and attending family reunions. Elizabeth has always been a hard worker all of her life, providing stability for her family.

She was employed at a number of jobs including Swift Poultry Plant, Showell Poultry Plant, Allen Family Foods, Rusty Rudder and worked as a dietary aide at the Georgetown CHEER Senior Center. She was a faithful member of the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ of the Apostolic Faith in Ellendale under the leadership of Bishop Omega Shelton. She loved to read the Bible and always got every answer right in Bible Trivia and Bible Jeopardy.

Elizabeth is preceded in death by her son Conaway Davis and her six sisters: Mary Frances Clark of Virginia, Rehelen Adams of Lewes, Dorothy Davis of Keller, Martha Jane Davis of Millsboro, Ann Watson of Keller and Madeline Johnson of Washington, D.C.; seven brothers: Milton Matthews of Frankford, Harold Davis of Newport News, Va., Joseph Davis of Keller, Elton Lee Davis of Keller, Richard Davis of Vineland, N.J., Gerald Davis of Newport News, and Leon Davis of Laurel. She is survived by her six children: Doug Davis of Milford, Cynthia Epps of Oakland, Calif., Floyd Davis of Fayetteville, N.C., Janet Davis of Milton, Stacey Walker of Greenwood, and Manuel Davis of Milton; 10 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Her quiet countenance and sage advice will be missed by all.

Services will be held Saturday, March 8, at Friendship Baptist Church, 500 W. 4th St., Lewes. The viewing is 10 a.m. to noon, and services will start at 12:30 p.m.  Interment will be held at the First Congregational Church Cemetery in Milton/Ellendale, followed by the repast at the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in Ellendale.


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