Welcome to the memorial page for

Mattie Ree Davis

June 26, 1929 ~ March 1, 2017 (age 87)

     Mrs. Mattie R. Davis, 87 of Caryville, Florida, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 1, 2017 in the Bay Medical Center, Covenant Hospice Unit of Panama City, Florida. 

     Mattie born on June 26, 1929 to the late Mrs. Eliafar Washington in Orangehill, Florida.  Four weeks after her birth, Eliafar passed away and Matte was then raised and guided by Mrs. Pastoria Washington.  Not knowing her biological father, Mattie was blessed to have Mr. Rosal James Oliver as a father figure in her life and later as a grandfather to her children.   

     She was of the Methodist denomination and was a faithful member of St. Mary A.M.E. Church of Caryville, Florida.  She was a home maker and was the proud mother baseball team of 9 handsome sons, of which three preceded her in death, and one beautiful daughter.  

     She leaves to cherish her memories six sons:  Henry D. Davis and his wife Dalphine of Bonifay, Florida, Leroy Davis and his wife Myra of Caryville, Florida, Jimmy Davis and his wife Barbara of Palm Bay, Florida, Steve Davis and his wife Elizabeth of Houston, Texas and Benjamin Dirden and his wife Odessa of Detroit, Michigan; one daughter: Betty Davis of Caryville, Florida; along with a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  


I Never Saw Your Wings

By an Unknown Author

How is it that I never saw your wings
when you were here with me?
When you closed your eyes and soared
to the Heavens I could hear the
faint flutter of you wings as you left.
Your body no longer on this side
your spirit here eternally I see your halo shine.
I close my eyes and see the multi-colored wings
surround me in my saddest moments and my happiest times.
Mother my angel God has given you your assignment
always my mother forever my angel.
You fly into my dreams and when I am asleep
I feel your wings brush against my face wiping away
the tears I shed since I can no longer hold
you in my arms but in my heart.
You earned those wings dear mother
and you will always be me angel eternal.

 Service Information

Public Viewing
March 10, 2017

12:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Cooper Funeral Home
1220 Church Ave
Chipley, FL 32428

Celebration of Life
March 11, 2017

11:00 AM
St. Mary A.M.E. Church
St. Mary Road
Caryville, Florida 32427

Interment following funeral service
March 11, 2017

St. Mary Cemetery
772 Wrights Creek Road
Caryville, FL 32427

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