Mary Lee Davis

Mary Lee Davis - Rochester Cremation
Mary Lee Davis (February 13, 1939 – May 9, 2024)

Mary Lee Davis, born in Eufala, Alabama, peacefully passed away at home.

Mary was a nurturing force, always putting others first. She took care of her family with unwavering love and dedication. Her children—Maxcine (Ralph) Collins, Cecelia Davis, Artie Jean Cox, Michelle (Anthony) McCollough, Timothy Frye, Sonia Frye, Tyrone Frye, and Kimberly Frye were always on her mind and she often said they mutually cared for and raised each other. She also held dear the memories of her predeceased children, Linda Kaye Davis, William Davis, Terrance Frye, and Anthony Davis. Mary’s nurturing spirit extended beyond her immediate family; she created a safe haven for anyone who crossed her path.

Mary’s home was more than just a physical place—it was a destination for adventures, fun and acceptance. She welcomed everyone with open arms, providing comfort and understanding. Her contagious laughter echoed through the rooms and street, while her long phone conversations were the consistent backdrop. Her eyes welcomed all of you without judgment and expressed a measured standard and expectation. She told you the truth in love.  Mary’s ability to create a safe space left an indelible mark on all who knew her.

Mary’s journey was one of joy and resilience. She overcame challenges with grace, embracing life to the fullest. Her determination allowed her to shape her own destiny, and she chose to depart this world peacefully, surrounded by love.

Mary is predeceased by her parents Elizabeth (Cletes) Washington and Fletcher Smith; Generations of grandchildren, great-grand and special relatives and friends. Surviving siblings: Martha Smith, Joe (Felicia) Smith, and Edward Smith. Predeceased siblings: Lizzie Coleman, Anna Dillard, Mildred Smith, Joann Smith, Albert Smith, Fletcher Smith, Elijah Smith, and Bernard Smith.

Mary’s presence in our lives was a gift of immeasurable value, a blessing that enriched us beyond words. As we navigate the void left by her absence, we are reminded of the profound impact she had on us. Her memory will forever be a beacon of love and warmth in our hearts, even as we grapple with the depth of our loss. Her departure from our lives, while deeply felt, serves as a reminder of the joy and fulfillment she brought into our world. We mourn her absence, yet celebrate the privilege of having been a part of her journey.

2 Condolences

  1. Debbie Walker on May 23, 2024 at 2:23 pm

    To Michelle
    I’m so sorry for your loss. My 🙏prayers are with you and your family

  2. Louise washby on May 24, 2024 at 1:59 pm

    To All Of Aunt Mary children you all have my deepest condolences 🙏🏾❤️🙏🏾

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