OBITUARY

Barbara Powell DAVENPORT

October 18, 1932October 1, 2019

White House, Tennessee resident Barbara P. Davenport went to be with her heavenly father on Tuesday, October 1, 2019. She was 86 years old. She was born on October 18, 1932 in Craven County, NC to Leroy and Mattie Powell. In 1950, she married Horace Davenport and they began raising their family of four children in Deep Run, NC. As her husband ran the family grocery across the street, she focused on the family. While she assisted as a clerk at the store from time to time, she relished her role as a full-time homemaker. She loved growing flowers and vegetables, which she would can and freeze all summer to help feed the entire family throughout the entire year. While in Deep Run, Barbara served at Deep Run Baptist Church as Choir Director, pianist and soloist, where she was known for her beautiful soprano voice. In the early 1970’s, she and Horace took the family to Charlotte, NC for a couple of years, before settling in Nashville, Tennessee where Horace, along with his son Neal, pursued a career in music. A wonderful seamstress, she would make and alter clothes for the family and once in Nashville, used her skills to alter stage costumes for country music artists like Tommy Cash and Hank Williams, Jr. She was a lover of Jesus, faithful church attendant and prayer warrior. She was an amazing wife and mother, and her life was dedicated to her two passions, her family and faith. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Leroy and Mattie Powell, her sisters, Ruby McCoy, Faye Fields and Maxine Muth, and grandson Jeremy. She is survived by her son, Neal Davenport (Cheri), daughter Ann Ghianni (Eric), son Matt Davenport (Victoria) and daughter Ginger DeFillipo (Vinny), eleven grandchildren, Ben (Jill), Beth (Dustin), Jen, Liz, Maria (Michael), Ana (Josh), Matthew (Lindsay), Jonathan, Hannah (Kyle), Gina, and Michael as well as two great-grandchildren, Kendall and Cash and sister-in-law, Delia Perkins and brother-in-law, Morris Rigsby and a host of nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held in the Nashville Room at Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home from 9:30-11:30A, Saturday, October 5, 2019. A Celebration of Life Ceremony will take place immediately following in the chapel on site, which will then be followed by a private family graveside service in Woodlawn Memorial Park. Flowers, gifts, cards and condolences may be sent to Woodlawn-Roesch-Patton Funeral Home.

Services

  • Gathering of friends and family Saturday, October 5, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Saturday, October 5, 2019

Memories

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Jim Griffies

October 15, 2019

So sorry to hear of Barbara’s passing. I really enjoyed getting to know Barbara, Matt, and Victoria.
Our deepest sympathy.

Holly Simpson

October 6, 2019

Gracious is the first word that comes to mind when I think about Barbara. A trip to see Victoria and Matt wasn't complete without stopping by her beautiful home for a chat. I was inspired by her energy, her love of cooking and gardening, her storytelling, and her independence. It was very obvious to me that she was deeply loved, and that she loved deeply.

Ray Fields

October 5, 2019

Barbara was a warm and wonderful lady. She was my mother's youngest sister and only 13 years older than me. There are too many memories to list over my lifetime. There were many family gatherings as I grew up with lots of home made goodies. This lady really knew how to cook! She had a strong Christian faith and practiced her faith well. I also remember many years ago, when I was 5 years old, she took me to school with her. I don't know what the occasion was but it sure was an exciting day for this little guy. My prayers, blessings, and love to the whole family.

Ann Ghianni

October 5, 2019

I will miss my mom so very much. She was the most beautiful, kind, and loving person. She was also the strongest woman I know. She loved God and her family. Heaven gained a special angel. I know my dad was waiting for her and they are together at last. I love you Mom, always have and always will.

Jan Aughenbaugh

October 4, 2019

I first met Barbara through her son, Matt, who is a close friend of mine. Being at many of the family gatherings, I found myself talking with Barbara as she was very fun to be with and we never ran out of things to talk about! I grew to love her very much along with her husband and they made me feel like a part of the family! I will always remember her kindness and what an amazing person she was! She loved the Lord with all of her heart and her life was a testimony to everyone she met as she lived her life so fully for Him. My prayers for the family as they go through this difficult time as I know she will be greatly missed by all!!!

Mary DeFilippo

October 3, 2019

My dear sister in Christ Barbara, I rejoice in knowing that you are more alive now and in paradise with our Lord, all the Saints, & Angels. You have fought the fight and won the race PTL. Your Eternal Memories live on in the hearts of all your loved ones. I cherish your love and prayers we shared over the years. RIP dear one. Love & Prayers, Marie .

P.S. give a big Hug to my beloved Vin.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY