Albert Davidson

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ALBERT VIVIENNE FALKNER DAVIDSON, who was also known as Baby Sister, Miss A, Mom, and Gammie, died peacefully at home at the age of 98. She was born on the 17th of October 1915, near Yazoo City, Mississippi to Marion and Min Alice Newman Falkner. She was the second eldest of five girls and two boys. Known within the family circle as "Baby Sister" her entire life, she was devoted to her parents and siblings, frequently putting family needs ahead of her own. Growing up on Germania, outside Yazoo City, Mississippi, she graduated from the University of Alabama, and became a schoolteacher. When World War II broke out, like many other young people, she sought to serve her country. She worked for the FBI in New Orleans throughout the war and, when it was over, she moved to Houston, Texas to work for what was then called Humble Oil Company. While working at Humble, she met Charley (Cotton) Davidson, a World War II Navy veteran, who became the love of her life. He worked for Southwestern Bell Telephone Company, ultimately becoming the Vice-President in charge of sales for the Yellow Pages. They created a wonderful life together. Cotton was a graduate of The University of Texas and loved his Longhorns and he and his "Miss A" had a friendly rivalry on those rare occasions when Texas played Alabama in a bowl game. They had a son, Charley whom they both adored. Her two "Charley's" were the center of her universe. For many years their lives centered on Charley's school and sports endeavors, and they attended every Memorial Mustang basketball games. After their son was born, Albert became a stay-at-home mom but was very active in the Memorial community. She and Cotton were charter members of the Houston Racquet Club, and she was a homeroom mother and Cub Scout leader. For many years, they attended First Methodist Church on Main Street where Cotton served on the Board of Stewards and Albert was an officer with the Women's Association. They later moved their membership to Chapelwood United Methodist Church. She belonged to PEO, an international women's volunteer organization; Blue Bird Circle, Houston's oldest women's' philanthropic organization; and was a member of The Junior League. They were active with the Memorial Villages Water Authority. They loved to travel, visiting various locations throughout the U.S., Mexico, and Europe. Her son, Charley, also graduated from The University of Texas and got his law degree from UT. While at the Harris County DA's Office, Charley met Lucienne (Luci) Aitken, who had graduated from Southwestern University at Georgetown and South Texas School of Law, and they married in 1987. When Charley and Luci had their first child, Jaclyn, Albert baby-sat and loved "showing her off' with clothes she just happened to find at a children's shop. Jaclyn was a serious student of ballet who regularly starred in The Nutcracker. Two years later, Brock came into their world and it was love all over again. Brock loves baseball, football, and basketball and excels at all. Jaclyn has recently graduated from TCU, where she received a degree in Education and is going to become a schoolteacher, just like her "Gammie" and Brock just completed his second year at West Point Military Academy, where he has had an outstanding baseball career. Albert loved that both her grandchildren chose paths that will lead to the betterment of their country. In 2002, shortly after celebrating their 54th Anniversary, Cotton died of Lou Gehrig's disease. When he died, she lost her soul mate. They are together again now and forever. Albert may be gone but her memory is not lost and she leaves behind a legacy of love for family and friends. Albert is survived by her sister, Margaret (Peggy) Falkner and Peggy's immediate family; her son, Charley Albert Davidson, and daughter-in-law, Lucienne Aitken Davidson, and her grandchildren, Jaclyn Elise and Brock Andrew Davidson, and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial service is to be conducted at two o'clock in the afternoon on Thursday, the 31st of July 2014, at Chapelwood United Methodist Church, 11140 Greenbay Street in Houston, where Rev. Wick Stuckey, Pastor of Caring Ministries, is to officiate.


Published in Houston Chronicle from July 25 to July 30, 2014
Albert F. Davidson
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