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Pearl (Simpson) Davis

December 28, 1919 ~ February 23, 2019 (age 99)

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Funeral services for Mrs. Pearl Davis, age 99, will be conducted on Saturday, March 2, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Mt. Zion Baptist Church, Chapin, SC.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  Viewing will be from 1:00 - 2:00 before the service.

Mrs. Davis passed away on Saturday, February 23, 2019 at her home.  She was born In Albany, Georgia on December 28, 1919, to the late Ben Simpson and the late Lucy Simpson.  Mrs. Davis served faithfully on the usher board at Arcadia Baptist Church for many years as well as on many other committees.  She also served as a Missionary at Mt. Zion Baptist Church.  She worked at U-Save Drugs in Albany, Georgia where she retired.

Mrs. Davis married her sweetheart, John H. Davis in June of 1940 and they were married for 69 years.  She relocated from Hartford, CT in 2008 to Chapin, SC to live with her daughter and son-in-law in 2008.

Mrs. Davis was devoted to the Equal Rights Movement.  In 1962, she marched along with Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Albany, Georgia.  She was known for her articles in the Albany Herald voicing her opinion on racism.  She enjoyed writing poems. 

Mrs. Davis was known around the neighborhood as Madea (the original Madea).  She formed a neighborhood kids group called "The Willard Drive Kids" where she would take a group of 20 to 30  kids on adventure trips every month.  Our house was the house every kid wanted to live.  She was loved and adored by many, but not as much as by her family.

She was predeceased by her husband,  Mr. John H. Davis and her son, Lee Edward Davis.


Surviving are two daughters, Emma Nelson (Jerome); DeBorah Baylor of Chapin, SC;

a host of grand children, great-grand children and great-great grand children, nieces and nephews.


The family will receive friends at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Emma and Jerome Nelson, 217 Turkey Ridge Court, Chapin, SC.

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