Alice Elizabeth (Major) Davis

Alice M. Davis
Norfolk - Alice Elizabeth (Major) Davis (88) of 2616 Mapleton Avenue transitioned from this world to the next on Wednesday, October 10th. She was the daughter of the late Alonzo and the late Annie(Anthony) Major. She was born on October 27, 1923 and lived on Factory Street in Norfolk, after marrying Melvin Davis eventually they moved into the Liberty Park neighborhood where they had and raised three children. She volunteered at Liberty Park Elementary School. In the early 1960s she went to work for Norfolk State University for over 30 years as the head cook, she retired from NSU in 1997. She instilled in her children a work ethic to work hard, do their best. She was a devout member of Grace Episcopal Church in Norfolk. She was pre-deceased by her husband Melvin S. Davis, daughter Rhonda L. Davis, sister Nora Mae Roach and two brothers Perry Major and Thornton Major. She leaves behind two sons Dwight of Norfolk,VA and Mallory(Eva) of Providence,RI. Three grandsons Steven Vincent Davis of Seattle,WA, Michael Stanton Davis of Mufreesboro,NC, Justin DeWitt Davis of Rumford,RI and one granddaughter Honor Nikole Davis of Rumford,RI. Three sister-in-laws Arizona Johnson,Hazel Johnson both of Chesapeake,VA and Beatrice Davis of Norfolk,VA. Four nephews and six nieces Vincent Davis,Irene McGlone,Rita Williams,Rodell Barfield,Patrecea Lamb, Rusty Major, Brenda Major, Emma Shaw, Micah Davis, Timothy Davis, Miriam Davis and a host of great nephews,nieces and cousins. She said her" greatest accomplishment"was her three children graduating college. Funeral Services will be held at Grace Episcopal Church,1400 East Brambleton Avenue, Norfolk at 12 noon on October 18. Visitation hours will be on October 17 between 2 and 7 Riddick Funeral Service, 1225 Norview Avenue, Norfolk,VA. Her final resting place will be at the Calvary Cemetery in Norfolk. Words of Comfort can be expressed at In lieu of flowers donations can be mad to research to cure sarcoidosis at

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Published in The Virginian Pilot on Oct. 16, 2012