Dorothy "Dot" Williamson Davis

September 4, 1920July 9, 2018

Funeral services will be Friday, July 13th, 2018, at 2:00 p.m., at Collier-Butler Chapel for Dorothy “Dot” Williamson Davis, 97, of Gadsden, who passed away Monday, July 9th, 2018. Rev. Philip Elliott and Rev. Larry Garrard will officiate. Interment will be at Crestwood Cemetery. Arrangements under the direction of Collier-Butler Funeral and Cremation Services. “Dot” was born on September 4th, 1920 in St. Clair county Alabama to Dovie Drummond Williamson and Robert Allen Williamson. She met and later married Marion D. Davis in Talladega, AL on November 5th, 1938. She was a graduate of Gadsden Business College and worked many years as a secretary at B & T Pest Control and Cook’s Pest Control. She was a member of Cherry Street Baptist Church and an original member of the 1st choir formed at Cherry Street Baptist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents, Dovie and Robert Williamson; spouse, Marion D. Davis; son, Max L. Davis; and sister, Bessie Williamson Lashley. Survivors include her fur baby, Molly; daughter and son-in-law, Judy and James Nelson, Gadsden; grandchildren, Warren Davis and wife Elizabeth, McKinney, TX, Karen Hartline, Mobile, AL, Sharron Tan and husband Ryan, Myersville, MD, Zachary Davis, McKinney, TX, Renee Hartline, Ocean Springs, MS; and numerous nieces and nephews. Pallbearers will be Warren Davis, Ryan Tan, Dillon Tan, Robert Lashley, Gary Dunston, and Wayne “Butch” Brown. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Cherry Street Baptist Church Sanctuary Choir, with whom she loved to sing praise to her savior, Jesus. Flowers may be accepted or memorials may be made to Cherry Street Baptist Church or the Alzheimer’s Association (225 North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL 60601-7633) The family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Thomas Harper, Dr. Oluwole Akisanya, the entire staff of Gadsden Health & Rehab Center, Erika Turner, RN, Kelly Maye, RN, Martha Clark, RN, Leisa Burchfield, RN, Watina Moore, RN, Tangie Martin, CNA, Ann Terry, CNA, Kimberly Cutler, housekeeper, and Southern Care Hospice and staff. The family will receive friends for visitation Thursday night from 6:00-8:00 p.m., at the funeral home.


  • Judy (James) Nelson, Daughter
  • Warren (Elizabeth) Davis, Grandchild
  • Karen Hartline, Grandchild
  • Sharron (Ryan) Tan, Grandchild
  • Zachary Davis, Grandchild
  • Renee Hartline, Grandchild
  • Fur baby, Molly; and numerous nieces and nephews.


  • Visitation Thursday, July 12, 2018
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 13, 2018

Dorothy "Dot" Williamson Davis

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Gerri Copeland

July 12, 2018

I loved Dot so very much, she was there for me during the hardest parts of my life. She always had the wisest advice, I will miss our all day talks on the sun porch. I’m so sorry for your loss Judy and James but we know what a beautiful place she’s in now. Hug Molly for me.