OBITUARY

Barbara Fay Davis

December 4, 1938June 21, 2020
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Barbara Fay Davis, 81, passed away on June 21, 2020 in the comfort of her home following a lengthy illness surrounded by her four children. Born on December 4, 1938 in Raleigh; she was the daughter of the late Walter B. Jones and Rebecca Langston Jones and wife of the late Bobby Lawrence Davis.

She graduated from Broughton High School and went on to raise a family of four children with her husband, Bobby. Together they ran businesses alongside each other, including Bob’s Grill, Davis Family BBQ, Bobby Davis Septic Tank Service, presently run by their son Bobby.

She loved her family, cooking fresh food raised on the farm, making homemade biscuits and fried cornbread, working in her flowers, telling a good joke, doing puzzles and going to yard sales.

Mama Fay is survived by her children: Rebecca Susan Paulson husband Randy Paulson of Morrisville, NC; Duryonna Lyn Giles husband Daryl Giles of Dripping Springs, TX; Bobby Lawrence Davis Jr wife Christy Davis of Morrisville, NC and Kevin Clyde Davis wife Jana Davis of Apex, NC. Grandchildren: Daryl Giles Jr, Darcy Giles, Santina Houser, Dalton Davis, Sydney Davis and Ava Davis. Siblings: Martha Miuccio and Tommy Jones.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, three grandchildren, one sister and three brothers.

Family will receive friends on Saturday, June 27th from 10-11 am at Mitchell Funeral Home, with services at 11 am in the funeral home chapel. Due to gathering restrictions and safety concerns, the service will stream live on the Facebook page of Mitchell Funeral Home at Raleigh Memorial Park beginning at 11 am so all can attend, even virtually. Graveside services will follow at Butts Family Cemetery in Morrisville.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Bobby Davis Jr.
  • Kevin Davis
  • Gina Henebury
  • Daryl Giles
  • Dalton Davis
  • Randy Paulson
  • Jake Blackburn, Honorary
  • Thad Jones, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

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  • Procession to Graveside Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

Memories

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Elizabeth Taylor

June 26, 2020

Bobby and Family,
So sorry for your loss. My prayers are with you at this difficult time. May God watch over your family at this time.

Elizabeth Taylor

Ray Glenn, and family.

June 26, 2020

We are sorry for your loss. Our family sends warm hugs from our hearts to your family.

Ray Glenn, Buddy Glenn and family.

Daniel Smith

June 26, 2020

I was Fay's Insurance Agent for many years. She was more of a friend to me than a customer. We spent many hours talking about life in general, laughing, and the love she had for her family.

She was a wise, loving, and a outspoken woman to whom I will always have fond memories of. My sympathy goes out to Bobby, Dwanna, Susan, and Kevin during your time of grief. I will talk to you all soon.

Barbara Jones

June 25, 2020

Fay and I have been best friends/and sister-in-law for over 54 years. When I was dating her brother, Ed or "Tootsie" as his family always called him, she came down to the cab stand/parking lot where Ed was managing his Dad's business after we had started dating, she had Susan and Duryonna with her and told me to get in, she wanted to talk to me. Well, I wasn't sure what that was all about, I think she wanted to check me out to see if I would be okay for him to date! To make a long story short, we hit it off just right and became friends then, Susan and Duryonna were toddlers. I dated Ed for a little over 2 years but we broke up for a while. Fay got sick and had to go Mary Elizabeth Hospital in Raleigh, I went to visit her with a boy friend from church, this was in 1965 when the movie "the Sound of Music" came out, Richard and went to see her before going to the movie. After we left, Ed came to visit her and she told him, "Boy, you should have seen the hunk that Barbara was with!" Well, he said right then and there that no one was going to have me but him! So, I credit Fay with getting Ed and me back together and we married the next year on April 8, 1966. So, thank you, Fay, for letting us become siste's-in-law and I will always love you. We both have come through some great and happy times, plus sad times, but, like you and I both always said, "we roll with the punches" RIP, Fay, I love you.

Jana Davis

June 25, 2020

Thank you for the laughs. Thank you for loving me as your own. Thank you for the best Thanksgiving and Christmas stuffing I have ever had. Thank you for being a wonderful grandma to Ava. Thank you for always supporting Kevin and I. Thank you for all of our conversations. Thank you for raising such a wonderful son. I will never be able to thank you enough. I will miss you tremendously but will see you again one day.

Love you with all my heart
Jana

Vicki Lombardi

June 25, 2020

Visiting from Rhode Island was not complete unless I got to see my Aunt Fay and whoever could make it to her house. She was the funniest, kindest person I know. She could make you laugh until you cried. I will miss my husband’s smile when she would say “How’s Jimmy?” with that sly voice of hers. I still can’t get use to calling her Fay because she was always Barbara to us when we were kids. I am so glad I got to “visit the mountains” with her and my mother before they both passed away. Keep our family laughing in Heaven and tell them I miss them. Love you forever.

Edward and Linda Cribb

June 23, 2020

Bobby,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mike and Dianne Lane

June 23, 2020

Thinking of you all and praying for you in the loss of your precious mother.
Mike and Dianne Lane

Christina Nicoletta

June 23, 2020

Once upon a time I met a beautiful loving soul who became my family and shared all she could with me about her Mama.
When I finally met Mama Fay years later I learned again her greatest gift was her fierce love for her family.
Mama Fay always said, “You do what you think is right.”
Wise words and an everlasting legacy to us all.
Thank you, Mama Fay 💕
May you rest peacefully in Gods Grace

Tracy Scollon

June 22, 2020

What an amazing lady! Memories go way back and always, always fond memories. I'll save some homemade sweet pickles just for you, Mrs. Davis. You will be missed!

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