Parkway Funeral Home & Parkway Memorial Cemetery

1161 Highland Colony Pkwy, Ridgeland, MS


Martha Woodward Davis

September 26, 1923September 28, 2019

Martha Woodward Davis of Florence, Mississippi went to be with the Lord on September 28, 2019.

Martha was born in Augusta, Georgia on September 26, 1923 to Pauline and Will Woodward. She moved to Jackson, Mississippi in her teens, where she spent most of her life. She lived in Fort Smith, Arkansas, Brandon, Mississippi, and moved to Florence in 2004 to be closer to her children, whom she loved very much.

Martha was a member of Marvin United Methodist Church, where she participated in many activities. She was a member of the Mayflower Society of Mississippi, Welcome Neighbors Club of Jackson, Red Hat Group of Florence, Florentine Club, and Friends of the Library of Florence.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Will V. Woodward; first husband, J. Leroy Ratliff, Jr.; second husband, Thomas H. Davis; and granddaughter, Gina Vaughn. She is survived by her three children, Sandra Dickerson of Brandon, Jimmy (Eva) Ratliff of Hattiesburg, and Paul (Pat) Ratliff of Florence; stepdaughter, Kathy (Darryl) Staten of Clinton; five grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland, Mississippi on Monday, September 30, 2019. Visitation for Martha W. Davis will be at 1:00 p.m. with the funeral beginning at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial donations may be made in Martha’s name to Marvin United Methodist Church, 211 North Church Street, Florence, Mississippi 39073 or to your favorite charity.

The family wishes to thank the staff at Plainview Assisted Living Facility in Richland, Baptist Hospice of Jackson, and Martha’s long list of friends for their support during the past weeks.


  • Sandra Dickerson, Daughter
  • Jimmy and wife, Eva Ratliff, Son
  • Paul and wife, Pat Ratliff, Son
  • Kathy and husband, Darryl Staten, Stepdaughter
  • Mrs. Davis also leaves five grandchildren and five great grandchildren to cherish her memory.

  • Marvin United Methodist Church


  • Visitation Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Committal Service Monday, September 30, 2019


Martha Woodward Davis

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