Alice Davis

March 29, 2023

July 30, 1930 - March 22, 2023

A victory celebration and memorial services for Alice Davis, 92, of Franklin County’s Eddiceton community, were held at 11 a.m., Monday, March 27, 2023, at the First Baptist Church of Bude with the Rev. Webb Armstrong and the Rev. Tyson Windom officiating.

Interment was in New Salem Baptist Church Cemetery in the McCall Creek community.

Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m., Sunday, March 26, 2023, and from 10 a.m., until the time of service on Monday at the First Baptist Church of Bude.

She was born — along with her twin sister, Gladys, who was older by only a few minutes — to Walter and Hattie Thompson on July 30, 1930, in Summit, and was one of nine children in the family.

She passed from this life at her home on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.

Mrs. Davis was a committed Christian and an active member of the First Baptist Church of Bude.

During her lifetime, she served on various committees within her church family, was a beloved Sunday School teacher, sang in the choir, and, for decades, was a leader of the Girls Auxiliary and Acteen groups.

She was always praying for her family, pastor, church and those without Christ.

A firm believer in missions — both foreign and domestic, Mrs. Davis had a calling from God to be a missionary.

Everyone was always welcome at her home.

Her cooking skills came second only to her vocation as a hairdresser for more than 50 years. She loved her many clients as her family.

Mrs. Davis was honored as “Woman of the Year” in Franklin County in 2012, and all who knew her well called her “Mamma Alice” — a term she dearly loved.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 63 years, Jack Davis; her daughter, Betty Ann Davis; and five siblings.

Survivors include her daughter, Faye Enzman of Eddiceton, her sons, Bobby Davis and his wife, Kathy, of Eddiceton and Ken Davis and his wife, Barbara Jean, of Brandon; her eight grandchildren, her 16 great-grandchildren; and her four great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers were her grandsons and great-grandsons.

While Mrs. Davis loved flowers, the family suggests her friends send memorials in her name to the First Baptist Church of Bude Building Fund, 235 Bude Baptist Road, Bude, MS 39630.  

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Franklin Funeral Home of Meadville was in charge of arrangements.