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02 December 2014

Oh, Elizabeth

Honey. Granny. Mama. Ma. Mom. Elizabeth. Liz. Jorlyn. Mama went by many names, but she was never Betty or Beth. Granddaddy always called her Elizabeth. Her siblings usually called her Jorlyn. Coworkers called her Elizabeth or Liz. Her 15 favorite people, however, called her Mama, Ma, Honey and Granny. She was stubborn, outspoken, opinionated, and one of the most loving people I have ever known. The three of us were lucky enough to call her mama.

She was born just off Highway 2 in northern Jackson County, Florida, near Malone. The fourth child (second girl) of eight children born to Woodrow and Joyce Hall, Elizabeth Jorlyn Hall attended Central School, then Malone High School. Graduating in 1958, she headed to Virginia to stay with her oldest sister Jessie Fay for a while. At Fort Belvoir, Virginia, she met a young soldier from Ohio named Paul Abel. They married in January of 1960 and had three children - Paul, Jr., Denise, and Cheryl. Mama and Daddy moved around some, settling in Houston County in 1970 on what is now known as Plantation Drive.

Life happens and Elizabeth later married Red Davis, in November 1978. Paul, Jr., and Cindy were married in January 1980. In October, Christopher Paul was born and mama became Granny! Denise had Victoria (Nikki) in March 1986, and mama became Honey. Cheryl gave birth to Elizabeth Ann in January 1987 making mama Granny again. Creighton Michael was born in November 1988, Gideon Troy was born in October 1989. Danielle Elaine was born in September 1992, Ethan Wayne was born in November 1993. The caboose was Cassidy Taryn in May 1998.

Generations continue, with Samantha Mackenzie in January 2007, Catharyn Faith in February 2010, Jonathan David in February 2012, and Alyson Harper in November 2012. Mama's fifth great-grandchild is due January 2015.

Today, December 2, 2014, we let mama go. She is free, whole, and healthy. We love you and miss you!! We will see you again soon ... 

Elizabeth Jorlyn Davis - August 3, 1940 - December 2, 2014

We love you forever!

1 comment:

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    In Christ,
    Jeremiah Zeiset
    LIFE SENTENCE Publishing