Janie Elizabeth Halcomb Davidson, 72 ROCKFORD - Janie Elizabeth Halcomb Davidson, 72, of Rockford went to be with the Lord on Monday, April 4, 2011. Janie passed after a courageous battle with brain cancer. Born March 11, 1939, in Modesto, Calif., the daughter of Annie Evelyn and William Fred Halcomb. Janie married her best friend, Gerald F. Davidson, on Aug. 1, 1959. Janie was a devoted Christian and loved serving the Lord. She was an active member of Silver Hill Pentecostal Church, where she loved to volunteer her time cleaning and working in the kitchen. She enjoyed attending local Christian music concerts and the Brumley Gospel singing, always with her friend, Martha Bentley. Janie loved flowers and would start hers from seed each year. Janie was also an avid Cubs fan. Survivors include daughter, Valerie (Mike) Wallschlaeger; sons, Gerald "Jerry" and Clifton Davidson; grandson, Phil Davidson, whom she considered her third son; sisters, Pecola Marshall of Fairview Heights and Bernice Russell of DuQuoin; brother, Elmo (Marie) Halcomb of Bakersfield, Calif.; stepgrandchildren, Alicia, Katie and Eric Wallschlaeger; and sisters-in-law, Emily Halcomb of Chugiak, Alaska, Maxine (Paul) Lewis of Machesney Park and Imogene Czarnikow of Rockford. Preceded in death by parents; husband, Gerald Davidson; daughter, Beverly Sue; brothers, Calton, Melvin, Otis and Virgil; and sister, Connie. Service at 6 p.m. Friday, April 8, in Silver Hill Pentecostal Church, 4401 20th St., with visitation from 5 p.m. to service time. Burial in Corning Cemetery in Corning, Ark. Memorials may be made to the family. Arrangements by Honquest Family Funeral Home with Crematory, Rockford Chapel. To express condolences and share memories online, visit honquestfh.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from Apr. 6 to Apr. 7, 2011