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3770 Highway 431 North, Phenix City, AL

OBITUARY

Susan Marie Davis

September 15, 1957July 11, 2020

Susan Marie Davis, 62, died Saturday, July 11, at Piedmont Columbus Regional Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia. A funeral service will be held Friday, July 17, 10:00 a.m. EST at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery with Reverend Earnestine Campbell officiating. Masks are required. Flowers may be sent to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary in Phenix City, Alabama.

Susan was born September 15, 1957 in Whitefish, Montana, the first child of Aldus Franklin and Clara Marie Mackey. Her childhood years were spent in Rexford and Kalispell, Montana. She graduated from Flathead High School in 1975 and attended Great Falls Vocational Technical Center in Great Falls, Montana where she earned her certification as a Dental Assistant. During that time, Susan made many lifelong friends and met her husband-to-be, Donny Walter Davis, from Phenix City, Alabama who was serving in the United States Air Force at Malmstrom Air Force Base. Their enduring marriage of 44 plus-years occurred in Kalispell, Montana on May 29, 1976. Susan was exceptionally pretty on that day wearing a beautiful dress handmade by her mother. During their Air Force time spanning 12 years, in addition to Great Falls, Susan and Donny lived in northern Quebec in Canada, in Duluth, Minnesota, and on K.I. Sawyer AFB on the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Those were very good years for Susan and Donny with the highlight being the birth of their first child, Amanda (Mandy), in Duluth.

Upon Donny’s early retirement from the Air Force in 1986, they moved to Phenix City, Alabama where Susan lived the rest of her life that included the birth of their second child, Robinson (Robbie), and her five grandchildren. Susan worked in various capacities for 25-plus years at Blue Cross Blue Shield in Columbus, Georgia. She also worked for 12 years for Piedmont as a medical-student coordinator. It was an extremely rewarding job as she helped many medical students in their education toward becoming doctors. Susan retired from Piedmont June of 2019 but remained in a part-time capacity until March of 2020. She was a very active member of Epworth United Methodist Church in Columbus and served her beloved church in many ways.

Susan was taught sewing, knitting, and crocheting by her mother, activities that she enjoyed and excelled at her entire life. She especially enjoyed making clothing, blankets, and afghans for her children and grandchildren, and Prayer Shawls for her church. Her last sewing project before her sickness was making masks for family and friends, and many others were donated to Jack Hughston Memorial Hospital in Phenix City. She also enjoyed cooking and was considered by all four of her living grandchildren as the “bestest cooker”. Her daily suppers and Thanksgiving Day meals will be greatly missed by all her family. Other enjoyments included gardening and traveling by car, making many trips from Phenix City to Kalispell. However, her greatest joy was spending time with her family and friends.

Susan was beloved by all who knew her. She was greatly respected wherever she worked and was always dedicated to doing the best she could. She was smart, wise, beautiful, and a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother, and a loving sister. She was very proud of her children and the success they have achieved.

Susan is preceded in death by her mother, Clara Mackey; father, Aldus Mackey and her grandson, Logan Kinsman, son of her daughter, Amanda. In addition to her husband, Donny, of 44 years she is survived by her daughter, Amanda Marie Davis-Kinsman; and her twin daughters, Mary Claire and Emily Lauren Kinsman; and her son, Davis Trent Kinsman; her son, Robinson Aldus Davis, his wife, Sarah Sue, and their daughter, Samantha Joyce, all of Phenix City, AL; her brother, Daniel M. Mackey, and his wife, Wendi, of Lakeview, OR; and many other family and friends.

The family would like to thank all friends, family members, and Epworth United Methodist Church for their love, prayers, and support during Susan’s battle with leukemia and COVID-19. We are also grateful to her health care team at Piedmont which included many doctors that knew Susan and truly loved her. Despite their best efforts, her precious heart simply gave out.

  • FAMILY

  • Donny Walter Davis, Husband of 44 years
  • Amanda Marie Davis-Kinsman, Daughter
  • Robinson Aldus Davis (Sarah Sue), Son
  • Mary Claire Kinsman, Grandchild
  • Emily Lauren Kinsman, Grandchild
  • Davis Trent Kinsman, Grandchild
  • Samantha Joyce, Grandchild
  • Daniel M. Mackey (Wendi), Brother
  • Clara Mackey, Mother (deceased)
  • Aldus Mackey, Father (deceased)
  • Logan Kinsman, Grandchild (deceased)

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Services

  • Memorial Services

    Friday, July 17, 2020

Memories

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Susie Farrell Kozoh

July 16, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of Susan's at Flathead High School. It sounds like she became the most wonderful person, cherished wife, mother, daughter, sister, grandmother, aunt, friend! Blessings to the family.

Alice House

July 16, 2020

Susan is personally responsible for so many medical students being able to navigate the murky waters of medical education. She was a beacon of light in the darkness and a joy to work with and be around. She will be missed.
Alice House, MD and all of her Mercer Family

Nancy Suddeth

July 15, 2020

Donny and Family,
I was so sorry to hear of your loss...may your memories of the wonderful times you shared throughout the years comfort you. My heart aches for you all...

Sincerely,
Nancy Suddeth (previously Smith)
Remembering you, Donny, as a great manager at TSYS!

Trina Singleton

July 14, 2020

Susan was a very sweet and caring woman who I had to pleasure of getting to know as I moved into her position as Piedmont Medical Student Coordinator at Piedmont. She was excellent at her job and she made my transition into the position much easier. She definitely loved her family, her church, and her country, and she loved sharing about each. May God bless her precious family as they mourn, and may they be comforted with their precious memories of Susan.

Stephanie Thomas

July 14, 2020

Such a beautiful tribute...sending sincere condolences to the family.

Alanna Perkins

July 13, 2020

she always told me stories about when she started to sew and high-school memories and always made me laugh she was full of jokes and her smile lit up the room she was such a inspiration to me and many others she was encouraging, strong, brave, etc she fought long and hard and she will never be forgotten. Jesus is gonna have the best cooked meals, the best of the best, the most precious angel. Will forever be in my heart ❤

Rita Jones

July 13, 2020

Amanda, sorry the lost of your Mother I know she will be missed , but just hang on to the memories.

Christie ONeill

July 13, 2020

RIP Susan! Praying for you, Mandy, and the entire family! I’m so sorry for the loss of your mother. May God surround you with his love! 🙏🏻💕

Kalob Kinsman

July 13, 2020

I’m probably the last person you’d expect to comment ,but I just wanted to send my deepest condolences for the loss of Susan . I also wanted to apologize to the Davis family for any hurt I may have caused them while I was carrying a lot of emotional baggage as a child. Susan and Donny always treated me as if I was their own grandchild and I’ll always be grateful for that.
Susan was a very sweet and genuine person that will surely be missed

Alan Bishop

July 13, 2020

What a lovely tribute for a wonderful person. Susie will be greatly missed by me and the close circle of friends we made at Malmstrom AFB.

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