OBITUARY

Mrs. Virginia Marie Davis

August 26, 1936August 18, 2019
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Mrs. Virginia Marie Fournier Davis, died peacefully on August 18, 2019, in the SECU Hospice House, Smithfield, North Carolina, at the age of 82.

Virginia "Ginny" Marie Fournier Davis was born on August 26, 1936 in Lewiston, Maine to John Henry Fournier and Mildred Foster Fournier. She graduated from Edward Little High School and started working at the now historic Bates Mill in Lewiston, Maine. Shortly after, she met Claude Allen Davis, Sr. and married him in Lewiston, Maine on October 5th, 1956. They settled in Raleigh where “Ginny,” an entrepreneur at heart, opened a daycare. “Ginny’s Nursery” was in operation for over twenty years and she lovingly cared for scores of children over the years. After she closed it down, she cared for blind people for the state of North Carolina for several years, until she decided to retire.

She is survived by her son, Claude Allen Davis, Jr. of Pleasant Garden, North Carolina, her daughter, Donna Davis Everhart and husband, Blaine Everhart of Dunn, North Carolina, three grandchildren, Justin Ryan Kearney of Raleigh, North Carolina, Laura Brooke Kearney of Linden, North Carolina, Kyle Davis of Pleasant Garden, NC, and two great-grandchildren, Payton Allen Godwin and Abigail Marie Godwin, both of Linden, North Carolina, and a sister, Isabel Moser of Marion, Ohio.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Claude Allen Davis, Sr., of Raleigh, North Carolina, brothers, John Fournier of Troy, Michigan, Bob Fournier of Pontiac, Michigan, Norman Fournier of Arizona, and Al Fournier of Milford, Connecticut, Ernest Sousa of New Jersey, and sister, Louisa Russell of Auburn. Maine.

A reception and service are scheduled for August 22, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. at Mitchell Funeral Home at 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina. All are welcome to attend to celebrate “Ginny’s” life.

Flowers, condolences may be sent to Mitchell Funeral Home at 7209 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, North Carolina. Or, you may donate to SECU Hospice House, 426 Hospital Rd, Smithfield, NC 27577 in honor of Virginia Davis.

Services

  • Reception Thursday, August 22, 2019
  • Memorial Service Thursday, August 22, 2019

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Jean Rentz

August 20, 2019

Ginny was an inspiration to me and a wonderful example for all of us at Gleneagles. Her smile was contagious and her love for her children was evident every time we visited Each other. I will miss her so very much Rest In Peace my dear friend.

Demi Gaster

August 20, 2019

Precious lady and lovely neighbor .... Dean and I love you Ginny ! Ivey Glen will never be the same !!! We shall see you again !!

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