January 18, 1934 – February 4, 2020
Joyce Anne Davenport passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family and friends on February 4, 2020. She was born on January 18, 1934 to Charles McKinley Williams and Amanda Roulston Anderson Williams in Gadsden, Al and graduated from Emma Samson High School. She married her high school sweetheart. J. Felton Davenport in 1952. Mrs. Davenport was a resident of Decatur and member of First Baptist Church of Decatur since 1962. She sang in the choir and women's ensemble and served on the Hospitality Committee for many years. She loved hostessing family and friends, especially the "Birthday Girls" with the assistance of her long-time friend Benda Montgomery. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and three brothers and her husband. she is survived by one daughter, Dana Davenport Bishop and her husband Paul, and one son Jon Davenport and his fiance' Alison Love both of Decatur; three grandchildren Justin Bishop and his wife Haley of Madison, Caroline Bishop of Decatur and Anna Kate Davenport of Speake; and two great granddaughters. A private Graveside Service will be held at Roselawn Cemetery presided by Rev. Jack Lovelace. A memorial Service will be announced at a later date. Memorial gifts may be made to First Baptist Church of Decatur. Roselawn Funeral Home is honored to assists the family of Joyce Anne Davenport.;
- Memorial Service at a Later Date
February 11, 2020
We mourn the loss of a wonderful couple. So many memories of them from First Baptist Decatur! They are surely together with their Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ after many years of faithful service. Definitely a part of the Greatest Generation!
February 10, 2020
I remember Miss Anne from growing up at First Baptist Church. I thought she was such an elegant lady and so very sweet. I remember when they brought Dana home and how happy they were. Then they decided to adopt Jon and their family was started. I cannot imagine the loss of both parents so close together and how your heart is breaking but they are happy and smiling because they are with their heavenly father. I am also sure that my dad Edgar Looney was one of the first to welcome them home. We will all see them again someday for now we have to go on and make them proud till we see them again. My heart goes out to you and you will be in my prayers.
February 7, 2020
To the Davenport family, you are in our prayers. May The God of all comfort give you peace.
February 6, 2020
Wow, what a reunion Charlie, Ross and ALL of their 7 children are having in Heaven.
I have been Anne’s sister-in-law and friend for 69 years . She will be missed but is “catching up” with Felton over the events of the past week. What a surprised reunion.
Love does not die, only people do.❤️