Sister Lois Davis was 64, and departed this life on Wednesday October 14, 2020 in Florence County. She was the wife of Rev. Johnny Davis.
Graveside services are scheduled to be held at the Rest Haven Cemetery, Dillon on Friday October 23, 2020 at 11:00 am.
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Lois Evon Bethea Davis was born to the late Sarah Legette Bethea and the late Herbert Bethea Sr. on March 9, 1956 in Dillon County, South Carolina. She was educated in the public school system of Dillon County. She worked in the textile industry until her health failed her in 2003.
Lois was a devoted wife, mother, and sister who loved her family and church family. She was so sweet and kind, that to know her was to love her. She never met a stranger and everyone was “her baby.” She was a second mom to so many; and those who didn’t call her “Mama” did called her “Aunt Von.”
On August 22, 1974, she entered into Holy matrimony with her high school sweetheart Johnny Davis from Marion, SC. To this union, God blessed them with three beautiful daughters, who in turn further blessed them with three sons-in-love, four talented grandsons, and one beautiful granddaughter.
Lois became a Christian at an early age and later became a deaconess at St John Baptist Church, until she became the First Lady of Weeping Willow Baptist Church.
First Lady Davis leaves to cherish her precious memories: Husband Pastor Johnny L. Davis, daughters Veronica (Darryl) Frierson of West Columbia, SC; Teresa (Willie “Tre”) Lewis of Blythewood, SC; and Enevelyn (Jamie) Hyatt of Irmo, SC. Grandchildren: Diante Davis (Tarrane), Tenesha Frierson, Jalin Hyatt, Devin Hyatt, and Xavier Lewis. Siblings: Jerome (Enevelyn) Bethea, Herbert (Edna) Bethea, Jr., Evelyn Ann Campbell, Geraldine Campbell all of Latta, SC, Sarah Jackson of Marion, SC, and Sheila (David) Grice also of Latta, SC. One living uncle: George Bethea, Sr.of Dillon, SC. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and “adopted” children. Waiting to welcome her home is her brother Ronald Bethea and sister Louise Johnson.
First Lady Davis will truly be missed by all those whose life she touched. She was kind, generous, and a little shy. But when she was in church, she was never too shy to praise the Lord. She had no problem telling you just how good God has been to her.
The family of Sister Lois Davis, in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state and local community, has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Davis family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly and those with chronic health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.
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