OBITUARY

Pat Davis

November 10, 1931June 6, 2018
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DeWitt – Patricia (Pat) Davis, 86, went to heaven surrounded by family at Sparrow Hospital after a brief illness on June 6, 2018. Pat was born on November 10, 1931, and was one of six children of Kenneth and Fern Wickham in Lansing. She met her true love, Jerry Davis, while in school. They were Homecoming King and Queen at Sexton High School, graduated in 1950, and were married on August 25, 1951. They spent most of their married years in DeWitt, and their love story was an inspiration to all who knew them. Pat was a DeWitt Panther fan, and spent many hours at varsity football and baseball games. She loved going to lunch with her husband every day, and enjoyed talking with and getting to know restaurant servers and managers. Pat was devoted to family and friends, and loved spending time with them. She loved gardening and being outdoors, scrapbooking, her doll collection, and making miniature dollhouse furniture. She worked in various departments at the State of Michigan where she made long lasting friendships, and retired in 1986. Pat is preceded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Fern Wickham; sister, Kay Miller; brothers, Ronald and Donald (Skeeter) Wickham. Surviving are her husband of 66 years, Gerald (Jerry) Davis; daughter, Cyndi (Davis) Puffenberger; son, Jim (Jackie) Davis; grandsons, Eric and Alec Puffenberger, Joshua (Kristy) Davis, Nicholas Davis; great grandchildren, Karrie Faye and Gunner Davis; sister, Yvonne (Wickham) Wise; brother, Gary (Diane) Wickham; sister-in-law, Marilyn Davis; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved very much. The family is being served by Gorsline Runciman, DeWitt Chapel, and they will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, June 10 from 4-7 p.m., and one hour prior to the 11:00 a.m. memorial service on Monday, June 11. Graveside services after the funeral are at the City of DeWitt Cemetery, and a lunch reception will follow at St. Jude Catholic Church, 801 N. Bridge Street in DeWitt. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Pat’s memory to the Redeemer United Methodist Church food pantry in DeWitt, and the American Cancer Society.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Eric Puffenberger
  • Alec Puffenberger
  • Joshua Davis
  • Jim Davis
  • Kerry Wise
  • Jay Wickham
  • DONATIONS

  • Redeemer United Methodist Church
  • American Cancer Society

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, June 10, 2018
  • Visitation Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 11, 2018
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Linda Craig

June 11, 2018

I will miss my Aunt Pat dearly. She was always so cheerful and funny. I always knew that she and my Uncle Jerry loved me and my children. Rest In Peace my dear Aunt Pat.

Your niece, Linda.

Jim and Marge McGovney

June 8, 2018

Our sincere sympathy to Jerry and the family. Pat was such a beautiful lady. Always with a happy smile and attitude. When Jerry and Pat built a house in our neighborhood years ago, everyone thought it was going to be a 'drive in restaurant'. Seems it was quite different than all the other ranch style houses. But it fit right in, and they did too. She will be missed by us. Prayers for Jerry, Cindy, and Jim as they enjoy the memories of a precious wife and mother.
McGovneys

Lisa Cohen

June 8, 2018

Aunt Pat was beautiful on the inside and out! I will always remember her kindness, she always smiled and had something funny to say! Forever in my heart... Lisa Cohen

Arnie & Bev kosloski

June 7, 2018

THERE ARE MANY FOND MEMORIES WE HAVE OF PAT,SO TO MENTION ONLY A FEW FROM MORRIS PARK GRADE SCHOOL, TO SEXTON HIGH, TO OUR GREAT TIMES WE HAD IN GULF SHORES,AL. WE ARE SO SORRY, JERRY AND FAMILY FOR YOUR LOSS AND SORRY WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND HER SERVICE BECAUSE OF FAMILY HEALTH ISSUES.

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Biography

Patricia (Pat) Davis, 86, went to heaven surrounded by family at Sparrow Hospital after a brief illness on June 6, 2018. Pat was born on November 10, 1931, and was one of six children of Kenneth and Fern Wickham in Lansing. She met her true love, Jerry Davis, while in school. They were Homecoming King and Queen at Sexton High School, graduated in 1950, and were married on August 25, 1951. They spent most of their married years in DeWitt, and their love story was an inspiration to all who knew them. Pat was a DeWitt Panther fan, and spent many hours at varsity football and baseball games. She loved going to lunch with her husband every day, and enjoyed talking with and getting to know restaurant servers and managers. Pat was devoted to family and friends, and loved spending time with them. She loved gardening and being outdoors, scrapbooking, her doll collection, and making miniature dollhouse furniture. She worked in various departments at the State of Michigan where she made long lasting friendships, and retired in 1986.