Clara Black Davis
10 February, 1962 – 8 September, 2021
A caring wife, mother, and grandmother, Clara Mae Black Davis was called to eternal rest on September 8th, 2021.
Clara was born on February 10, 1962, to Clarence E. Brandon and Betty Jean Black in Marianna, Arkansas. A few short years later Clara’s mother passed away at the age of 19. Therefore, by the age of 3, Clara moved to West Memphis, Arkansas to be raised by her uncle and aunt, Tom and Othella Roland. There she also lived with her cousins Tom Roland III, Dellar Roland, and Mary Jean Roland. Around the same time, Clarence moved to North Carolina to further pursue his career as a soil scientist, and during this time he met his soon-to-be wife, Glenda L. Clark Brandon, Clara’s stepmother. Together Clarence and Glenda birthed two sons, Clarence E. Brandon II and Dwayne T. Brandon; and they were later joined in NC by their daughter Clara.
Once in North Carolina, Clara moved to Greensboro to attend school at The North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University for Architectural Engineering; but due to financial burden and stress, she was unable to finish her degree. She saw the city as a good place to settle down so she moved to a nearby duplex owned by David Heard. While living in this home, she fostered a loving relationship with David and they birthed her oldest daughter, Brittany M. Black.
In a turn of events, she later met the man she would spend the rest of her life with. Always helpful, her next-door neighbor, Barbara Davis, babysat Brittany while Clara worked. Over time, Clara met Barbara's second-born son, Randell Davis, and they kindled a romantic interest in one another.
The love of Clara and Randell passionately grew and they eventually married on April 15, 1995. Together they raised Brittany and were able to find a family home to welcome their second daughter, Miranda C. Davis. Desiring to have their children fairly close in age, they went on to have Chelsey A. Davis, Tiffany A. Davis, and their only son, Miles X. Davis all within a few short years. Years later, in 2005, they birthed their youngest daughter, Candace R. Davis.
Clara was known for her hard work and dedication. Whether she was working her full-time job, raising her children, or hosting family members she committed herself to serve those who she loved. She was a very family-oriented woman who put the needs of her children above her own so they could be successful in life. She valued education and encouraged each of her children to pursue the education of their choice. With her support and encouragement, her children have completed multiple degrees. Clara was also very creative and artistic and spent many days watching HGTV and working on Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects. She loved nature and enjoyed long walks at the park with her husband and kids.
Clara was preceded in death by her mother, Betty Black; her father, Clarence Brandon; her stepmother, Glenda Brandon; her aunt, Othella Roland; her uncle, Tom Roland; and her sister in law, Trish Davis. She is survived by: her husband, Randell Davis; her children, Brittany (Terrance), Miranda, Chelsey, Tiffany, Miles, and Candace; her grandchildren, Camara and Gabrielle; her parents in law: Elijah and Barbara Davis; her aunts: Mary Black Jackson, Liz Black, Fredonia Perry, Helen Sanders, and Thelma Brandon (in law); her uncles: James Black, Robert Brandon (Vern), and Jeffrey Brandon; her siblings: Clarence Brandon II (Tonya), Dwayne Brandon (Baiyina), Greg Nesmith (Audrey), Sheila Jackson, Eli Davis, Tracy Davis (Allan); her cousin: Mary Jean Roland Paige (Alfonzo); her nephews: Brandon Davis (Nikki), Josh White (Marteekia), Monte Nesmith (Meeka), Tyler Stoll, Orin Davis, Jabreel Brandon, Osude Stoll, Cody Brandon, Israfil Brandon, D’Angelo Stoll, Micka’il Brandon, Idris Brandon, and Ethan Stoll; her nieces: Janae Pompey (Terry), Kaya Jackson, Danielle Stoll, Kay’Nautica Brandon, Tonaejah Taylor, and Daisha Brandon.
Wednesday, 15 September , 2021
Wednesday, 15 September , 2021
Clara Black Davis
16 September 2021
Praying for you guys in this difficult time...I'm really going to miss u Mrs Clara....you where truly a good person, friend and a excellent coworker...
15 September 2021
My sincere condolences to the entire family. Clara was a wonderful person whom I enjoyed working with and she will be greatly missed
14 September 2021
I would like to offer you and your family my deepest and most sincere condolences.
Work Colleague/Friend of Brittany Black
13 September 2021
My children call her Aunt Clara and her children call me Aunt Marleen that's how close we made our lives be from 1979 until the passing. We first met in college and our friendship grew as a tree grows year after year. We will truly miss her, but she will never be forgotten.
To the Davis Family with prayers on our lips and love in our heart be at peace.
From Aunt Marleen, Latoyia, and Ishmael
10 September 2021
My sincere condolences to the whole family. Clara was a joy to work with. Please God watch over this family in their time of need! Rest In Peace my friend, you will be truly missed❤️!!!!!