OBITUARY

Jean Davis

27 June, 19384 February, 2021

On Thursday, February 4, 2021, one of God’s favorite servants was called home. Ida Jean Davis, passed away peacefully at home with her devoted husband of 58 years, Mr. Ronald Jack Davis by her side. She was 82.

Jean was raised in St. Clair Shores, Michigan. She graduated from South Lake High School and remained close to many friends from school for decades. She especially loved participating in and planning class reunions.

Jean met Jack, the love of her life, at a chance encounter one evening at a steak house. After exchanging numbers, Jack recognized Jean’s last name and after their first conversation Jack realized he served in the Army with her cousin, Bob. This was the connection that prompted their dating. They married on June 9, 1962.

Jean began her professional working career at the GM switchboard until she began her family. Jack and Jean moved to Warren, where they lovingly raised 5 children. She would spend the next 40 years in the close knit neighborhood surrounded by friends she considered as family. She was a doting grandmother, always looking to babysit, take the children on trips, and in the last years sharing beautiful stories and snuggles in her chair.

Jean was a loving mother who instilled strong values in her children. Faith and family were paramount. Devout in her Christian faith, Jean was raised attending the Methodist church, and later became a member of Bible Baptist Church and North Point Baptist Church. She was active in the church, worshiping every Sunday, but she could be found at the church any day of the week often in the kitchen working to prepare meals or in the sanctuary on Saturday delivering floral arrangements she created.

Jean was always on the move. She enjoyed many hobbies including ceramics, basket weaving, gardening, cooking, baking, and party planning. She treasured her time with friends and could be counted on to join a bowling league or travel, but her card club ladies held a special place in her heart.

She was proud of her 22 years at the law firm of Miller Canfield. She loved working the reception desk, assisting attorneys, tending to visitors, and warmly greeting all who came through the door. She truly admired all her colleagues; she counted each as a dear friend.

After retiring from the law firm in 1999 she and Jack enjoyed their summers on Harper Lake in Irons, Michigan and their winters in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Watching sunrises over the lake and the sunsets on the gulf were favorite pastimes. Her last few years in Florida, Jean was blessed with and cared for by special friends.

Jean was preceded in death by her father, Richard (Dick) Lutey, and her mother, Ida Lutey, and her brother James (Jimmy) Lutey. Left to cherish her memory is her beloved husband, Jack; her children: Jeff Davis, Jennifer (Tim) Davis-Eklin, Jill (Armin) Scheans, Nancy Davis, and Jonathan (Tammy) Davis; and her grandchildren: Jeffery (Betina), Jacob, Jennilee, Andrew, Emily, Ashley, Jack and Jenelle.

The family will welcome guests at a visitation to be held Thursday, February 11, 2021 from 3:00pm-7:00pm at Resurrection Funeral Home, 40800 Hayes Rd., Clinton Twp, Michigan.

Please join us Friday, February 12, 2021 at 10:00am to celebrate Jean's life virtually, live streamed via Zoom. Clink link to access the funeral service https://wayne-edu.zoom.us/j/95591776113?pwd=MVpjSi9Mb0pOUkZpMnJwV3RtN2Q4UT09

Meeting id is 955 9177 6133 passcode 004998.

She will be laid to rest at Cadillac Memorial Gardens East.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Jean Davis to the ALS Association at https://www.als.org/.

Fond memories and online condolences may be offered to the family in Jean's online guest book below.

In compliance with the state and local mandates and to keep everyone safe, please practice social distancing, wear a facial covering, and follow gathering limitations while visiting.

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  • Visitation

    Thursday, 11 February , 2021

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Dan and Kathy Lutey

16 February 2021

Jean was a special person and we are so fortunate to have known her. She was welcoming, outgoing, and made you feel loved.
Our sympathy to the family.

Dan and Kathy Lutey

Robin Dahlman

12 February 2021

To my dear cousins and Uncle Jack.
I'm thinking of you and praying for comfort in the days and weeks ahead. Aunt Jean was such a beautiful person and had a heart of gold. I have so many wonderful memories and I am so thankful she was my Aunt and a part of my life. I love you all.

Darlene Wilson

12 February 2021

Besides sharing the same birthday, we shared so many wonderful times with our card club. I remember in Vegas when I separated from the group so I could take a photo of NY NY from a different angle. You said, "I'm going with you because I don't want you walking by yourself". You were always thinking of others. You'll always have a special place in our hearts. Thanks for 58 years of treasured memories.

Darryl Davis

9 February 2021

Uncle Jack,

Our sincere condolences to you and your whole family...we will miss Aunt Jean very much.

With our deepest sympathy,
Darryl

Kathy Vigliotti

9 February 2021

I met Jean when we worked GM on the switchboard. So many great memories from back then, and so many more over the next 60 years. Jean was a very special friend to me and so many others. She and Jack raised a beautiful family. She will missed by me and so many.

David and Liz Dolinar

9 February 2021

Dave has known Jean since high school and reconnected years later. Liz and Dave enjoyed spending time with Jean and Jack in Florida going to concerts, out to dinner,etc. Jean was always a delight to be around. she had a contagious laugh and a beautiful smile. She was a very loving and giving individual whom we will dearly miss. May her memory be eternal.

Donna Wilhelm

9 February 2021

Jean will be missed by many. A very caring and compassionate true lady. I send my sympathy to her family. Rest in peace Jean.

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