Rockie Lee Davis Vann

May 9, 1927April 23, 2013
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Rockie Lee Davis Vann, died April 23, 2013. She was the daughter of Richard and Maggie Taylor Davis and the widow of Ivey Mason Vann.

Mrs. Vann, a native of Seaboard, NC stayed in touch with her childhood church, Galatia Baptist Church. She retired from Larchmont Elementary School in 1989 after 29 years with Norfolk Public Schools as a Teacher Specialist and Classroom Teacher. She was a former member of the Retired Teachers’ Association, NEA, past member of Alpha Lamba Society, and attained the College Degree in the Women of the Moose, Norfolk Chapter 157 where she served as Senior Regent and other positions through the years supporting Mooseheart “Home for the Children” and “Moosehaven” Home for the Seniors. She was a member of Spurgeon Baptist Church.

She is survived by her two sons, Kenneth and wife Cynthia and Steven and wife Nancye; sister, Estelle Butler of Claxton, GA; and many nieces and nephews. She will be remembered for her love of family, friends, faith in God and her sincere kindness.

A funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Sat, April 27, 2013, at Smith & Williams Funeral Home, Norfolk Chapel. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Forest Lawn Cemetery. You may pay condolences to the family at Donations may be made to the Norfolk SPCA.


  • Visitation Saturday, April 27, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, April 27, 2013

Rockie Lee Davis Vann

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Pat and Neil Walsh

April 27, 2013

Mrs. Vann was our daughter's teacher at Larchmont school and she loved her. She cared for her students like a mother or grandmother, teaching them gently and lovingly, but always making sure that each one learned their lessons well. Our condolences to her family.
Pat, Neil and Stephanie Walsh

April 26, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are sent to Rockie's family. She was a real supporter of the Women of the Moose and we will miss her.

Women of the Moose, Chapter #157

Betty Bowles

April 25, 2013

Rockie was such a sweet and loving person..and such a good cook..I remember Ivey saying that if you were in the company of Rockie you would not go hungry..I will miss her so very much..

Sarah Madison

April 25, 2013

Rockie was my great Aunt and I will never forget the extraordinary effort she would take to make her family a priority. She was such a genuinely warm person and I know our family will miss her dearly.

Jerome Butler

April 25, 2013

My Mother and Rockie's sister Estelle wants everyone to know that Rockie was a wonderful sister and is already missed very much. Mother insisted on going to the funeral and with Lynne's help will see everyone before and at the funeral.

Richard Brodmann

April 24, 2013

My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family. I will miss seeing Mrs Vann...she was a good neighbor and friend.

Rich Brodmann
641 Summers Drive
Norfolk, Va 23509