September 12, 1925 - July 24, 2019
A Time To Be Born: Frances Davis was one of 12 children born to the union of the late Willie and Mattie Rutledge. She was born September 12, 1925 in Morehaven, Florida. A Time To Embrace: Frances Davis was married to Herbert Lee Davis on September 2, 1956 in Pompano Beach, Florida, who preceded her in death. Also preceding her in death were 5 of her brothers, Andrew (AJ), Roosevelt (Jango), Odell (Boobie), Clyde (Tippy) and Jerry Rutledge; 2 sisters, Dorothy Rutledge and Betty Rutledge Williams; and 2 stepsons, Robert Earl Davis and John Lee Davis. A Time To Serve: Frances Davis became a devoted member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church and served faithfully for over 60 years. She was a member of the Senior and Mass Choirs and also a director of the Junior Choir for several years. Frances Davis was one of the founders of Mount Zion Pastor’s Aide. She was later appointed Church Mother. After her health began to fail she stop singing in the choirs but continued to attend as regularly as she could. However, she continued to sing a few of her old Zion songs at home and never stop praying. Frances Davis and the late Sister Louise Dixon were founders of the Miracle Faith Prayer Band. This outreach ministry touched many lives in the community. A Time To Die: On Wednesday, July 24, 2019, the Lord summoned the Angels to bring Frances Davis home. She left her old earthly residence to a new heavenly home. A Time To Mourn: Frances leaves to cherish her memories: sons, Jerome Davis and Charles Smith, Jr. devoted grandson; daughters, Barbara Rainer Lee and Mary Gillins; stepdaughter, Lois Gadson; devoted God-daughter, Louise Hill (Harold); God-sons, Charlie Baldwin, Jr. and Joseph Heath; brothers, Willie Rutledge, Sr. and Bobby Rutledge; sisters, Laura Rutledge and Mildred Lawson; sisters-in-law, Gussie Mae Rutledge, Mercerlene Rutledge, Thelma Hunter, Catherine Banks, Joan Meeks, Dorothy Galis and Annie Mae Brown; brothers-in-law, Joe Frank Norford and Henry Norford, Jr., 27 grandchildren, 46 great grandchildren, 24 great great grandchildren, and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins and friends; devoted daughter-in-law, Janice Davis and devoted friend, Lillie Williams.
A Time To Be Born: Frances Davis was one of 12 children born to the union of the late Willie and Mattie Rutledge. She was born September 12, 1925 in Morehaven, Florida. A Time To Embrace: Frances Davis was married to Herbert Lee Davis on September... View Obituary & Service Information
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