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Mrs. Rose A. Davis, 85, a native of Newark, N.J., made her transition on Feb. 18, 2013, in Petersburg, Va.

Mrs. Davis, also known as "Rodi", was the proud beloved mother of five children, Diane, Butch, Gary, Michael, and Mark.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Henry Davis; and her beloved daughter, Mrs. Diane Davis Powell.

She is survived by her four children, Butch, Gary, Mike, and Mark; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mary Higgs, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

A celebration of life and viewing for Mrs. Rose A. Davis will be held 5 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at Christian Love Baptist Church, 830 Lyons Ave., Irvington, N.J., the Rev. Ronald B. Christian, pastor. Mrs. Davis will be laid to rest on Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, at Mt. Minnis Cemetery, Colonial Heights, Va.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mrs. Davis at

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment Inc., 102 South Ave., Petersburg, Va., 804-732-8911,
Published in The Progress-Index from Feb. 19 to Feb. 21, 2013
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