January 19, 1933 – August 30, 2019
Edna “Bea” Beatrix Davis, age 86, of Rochester, Michigan, passed away Friday August 30, 2019.
Bea was born the daughter of Edward and Nellie (Shearer) Warren in Philadelphia on January 19, 1933. She graduated high school in Washington D.C. and attended business school there. Bea married Edward Davis in June 1952 and they raised their family throughout the eastern U.S. as they moved with the U.S. Marines. In 1964 the family moved to the Rochester area and have been a part of the community ever since.
Bea worked as an executive secretary for many years. She was a member of the Rochester Symphony Guild and attended St. Paul United Methodist Church.
Bea loved her family. She loved hosting and entertaining. She was a fabulous decorator.
Bea is survived by her children Deborah DeRiemaecker, Stephen (Laura) Davis, and Patricia (Daniel) Reitman; grandchildren Thomas (Jessica) DeRiemaecker, Jaime (Chris) Renema, Mitchell Davis, Jonathon Davis, and Eric Davis; and seven great grandchildren. Bea was predeceased by her husband Edward; her step-father Lester Douglas and mother Nellie (Shearer) Douglas; and her siblings Frank Palmer and Evelyn Burris.
Bea’s family will welcome all for a visitation on Wednesday September 4th from 2-8 pm and on Thursday September 5th from 9:30am until the time of funeral service at 10am at Pixley Funeral Home, located at 322 W. University Drive in downtown Rochester.
Memorial contributions can made in Bea's honor to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at www.lls.org.
- Edward Davis, Husband (deceased)
- Deborah DeRiemaecker, Daughter
- Stephen (Laura) Davis, Son
- Patricia (Daniel) Reitman, Daughter
- Thomas (Jessica) DeRiemaecker, Grandson
- Jaime (Chris) Renema, Granddaughter
- Mitchell Davis, Grandson
- Jonathon Davis, Grandson
- Eric Davis, Grandson
- 7 Great Grandchildren, Unspecified
- Edward Warren, Father (deceased)
- Nellie (Shearer) Douglas, Mother (deceased)
- Lester Douglas, Step-Father (deceased)
- Frank Palmer, Brother (deceased)
- Evelyn Burris, Sister (deceased)
- The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
- Visitation Wednesday, September 4, 2019
- Visitation Thursday, September 5, 2019
- Funeral Service Thursday, September 5, 2019
September 3, 2019
Strength, optimism, kindness and grace. These are just a few of the qualities I attribute to this beautiful and amazing woman. Bea was both a woman of her time and a woman before her time. I so admired her strength of character, her ferocious independence, positive determination, and her unconditional devotion to family and friends. She was as joyful of a human being as God has ever made and possessed a sense of wit and humor unsurpassed. I think what brings a smile to my face most of all about this lovely lady is her sense of style and class. This came without effort. It was who she was. I will miss her always and I am so blessed and honored to have called her my friend. She was a parent to me when I had lost my own and I loved her dearly. I mourn her loss but I celebrate her life, a life so full of meaning and purpose that she left no stone unturned. Rest in Peace my dear Friend until we meet again.
September 2, 2019
So sorry to hear of Bea passing. What an extraordinary woman she was. She will be dearly missed by all who new her. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this difficult time. She was the most optimistic and Loving woman I have ever met . God has recieved her with open arms and we will one day be together again in our permanent home.