Andrea Costen Davis
1968 - 2016
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Andrea Costen Davis

Suffolk - Andrea Costen Davis, 48, passed away on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital. She was a native of Virginia Beach and a resident of Suffolk for the past 7 years.

Andrea was a Claims Unit Chief for the U.S. Coast Guard and a veteran of the U.S. Army.

She is survived by her husband of 26 years, Vincent Davis; son, DeAndre Davis; two daughters, Destini Davis and Tiffany Davis; granddaughter, Kennedy A. K. Lloyd; father, Carter Gilmer; mother, Annie Costen-Gilmer; four sisters, Michelle Baker-Bartlett, Robin Gilmer, Harvey Gilmer, Andre Fullen.

The family will receive friends 2:00 to 5:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Friday, November 25, 2016 at Rosewood-Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. Witchduck Rd., Va. Beach. A celebration of Andrea's life will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church, 884 Bells Mill Rd., Chesapeake. Interment will be held 11:00 am, Sunday, November 27 at Rosewood Memorial Park.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home, 2551 N. Armistead Ave., Hampton, VA 23666.

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Published in The Virginian-Pilot on Nov. 23, 2016.
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November 30, 2016
Many beautiful photos shared of Andrea, we thank the family and friends for posting. While I did not know Andrea personally, we know her lovely older sister, Robin, whose hugs and continued commitment to our small Wilmington community extends beyond work. Robin always talks so greatly about her family, from both close and far - my thoughts go out to you all in this difficult time.
David Mills
November 29, 2016
To the Davis and Gilmer Families: We are so sorry for your loss . Know that we are praying for you during this difficult time .
Turner and Delores Spencer
November 27, 2016
My deepest sympathy to the Davis family. May God Bless and keep your family during your loss.
Patricia Gowens Copeland
November 27, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the family. She is safe and sound in heaven. Another beautiful angel up above to watch over us. SIP Andrea
Laura Tyler
November 26, 2016
Sunday Brunch in September
You and I have been friends and sisters for 11 years, and I knew that you were a loving, generous, and special woman, but it wasn't until today as I sat in the church, watched and listened to your family, friends, and Pastor speak, that I truly realized how much your life had such an impact on so many people, and you will be remembered and missed forever by all. I am inspired by you to be a better person.

On a different note, when it came to parties, no matter what the occasion, you always took great pride in having the best! Well Girl, you did it again! I know that you were definitely guiding your family while they planned this Celebration of Life for you, because it was really spectacular! You were a spectacular woman and friend! I know that you were happy with todays celebration of you!

Rest Now My Sweet Sister!

I am praying for God to heal our broken hearts, and give us some peace in knowing that you are with him.

Bernadette Parker
November 26, 2016
To the Gilmer and Davis Family. Words don't always help but. We are sending loving thoughts that each day will be easier than before. And that God will strengthen you during this difficult time. Prayers and time are the keys to healing. Cornelius and Marye Glover
Marye Glover
November 26, 2016
Andrea was much more than my supervisor. She was a friend as well as someone I could count on to talk over life with. She was beautiful inside and out. She was a friend to my mom and me when my mom was very sick. My mom after she recovered when she was able to make some chicken and dumplings I carried some to Andrea, Bernie, and Melody. She spoke often about how much she enjoyed that home cooking. She shared pictures of Kennedy with my mom and me. She loved her very much as she loved each member of her family. Bernadette and Andrea were sisters from another mother. They were close as could be. Andrea we will miss you very much. God has you in his care. We all can rejoice knowing you are with the Father, the Son, and the Holy Sprit this day. Prayers to your family. God bless all!!
Christopher Gibbs
November 26, 2016
I can't believe that such a wonderful soul has been taken away so soon. I am terribly sorry for the void that has been left in your family. God bless your entire Davis family during this time and beyond.
Charles Chico Tillman
November 26, 2016
Very sorry for your loss but God needed his Angel more May God give you all strength thru the pain I will always keep the entire family in Prayer....
Gwenetta (Pumkin) Peck
November 26, 2016
My thoughts and prayers are with the Davis and Gilmer families. Andrea was a beautiful, kind and talented woman! She accomplished so much and brought so much happiness during her life!!
Betty Morton
November 26, 2016
Anne, Carter, Vincent and Family: There is nothing that I can say that will ease the hurt and pain that you are feeling at this time. I know time will erase some of it, but it will never go away; however, we can all take comfort in knowing that she is with people who love her very much. While I missed knowing her as an adult, I know that as a child, she was beautiful, talented and spirited. I know that her Uncle George doted on her and I will always love her. Please know that you all are in my prayers.
Lizzie Parker
November 26, 2016
We want to express our condolences to the family of Andrea Davis, An Angel has enter the gates of Heaven. Treasure all the precious memories and that beautiful smile and know that you will see her after while. Love Olivia and Robert Thompson & family (cousins)
Olivia Thompson
November 25, 2016
Vince Im so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers.
Cheryl Boone
November 25, 2016
I was so saddened to read the sad news of your beautiful daughter. You are in my thoughts and prayers! May God give you the strength to endure . Love and God Bless! Sarah H Walden
November 25, 2016
On behalf of the Dudley, Peterkin, and Hamer Family we pray that you and your family find peace and comfort knowing that our prayers are with you.
Eugene Dudley
November 25, 2016
Vincent, D'Andre, Destini,

Praying for comfort for you and all the family & friends who were touched with Andrea's love, friendship and presence. She was a beautiful person and will truly be missed.
Natarsha Cummings
November 25, 2016
Vincent, D'Andre, and Destini and Family
This is a fragile time, a time to be gentle with yourself. And a time to give your
heart permission to grieve, to feel, to remember. But for now, do what you
need to honor this sorrow, to let your heart and spirit heal.
Always thing of you,
Imogene and Scott
November 25, 2016
Forever friends!
Nedra Ball
November 25, 2016
To Vincent and Family
Precious in the sight of the LORD
Is the death of His saints.
Andrea was a precious jewel, she was not only my co-worker but a friend, my warrior sister, and a true servant leader and she was loved and will be truly missed.
The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Praying that Gods peace, that peace which is unexplainable, surrounds you and overtakes you during your grieving process and forever more!
Valarie Surncey, Chesapeake, VA
Valarie Surncey
November 25, 2016
It was such a pleasure being able to call her sister (Drifter). She had such a beautiful spirit and would light up a room when she entered without even trying. She will truly be missed. Until we meet again.
Michelle Bryant
November 24, 2016
To the best friend that everyone would like to have. Andrea you are the one. See you on the other side.
Nedra Ball
November 24, 2016
Charles Chico Tillman and Kim Pratt at Andrea Davis' 2008 Diva Ball
Charles Chico Tillman
November 24, 2016
The passing of my childhood BFF felt like a dream up until today when I was finally was awakened by typing "Andrea Davis Obituary" in google and I received this hit. Words cannot express how much I truly loved Andrea. She was my friend, sister, counselor, and any other title that you can think of, she was it, she would always a clear a way to understanding. I still remember every word we said to one another the Tuesday before, and I still have the text messages we exchanged. The one thing I am glad I said to her was, hey sis if I don't talk to you again before tomorrow, I want you to know I love you and no worries.
Needless to say God saw things differently and chose this Angel for his palace. My condolences go out Mama and Papa Gilmer, Vincent, DeAndre, Destini & Kennedy. As for you Andrea, you know what colors I like, and don't forget to bling my wings when its my time to join you. So until then, I will always love you and I will never forget you!
Nedra Ball
November 24, 2016
Vincent, DeAndre, Destini and family. Andrea was such a beautiful spirit. We will miss her. Love you all so much.

Aunt Lois
Lois McRae Corbett
November 24, 2016
Ann and family I was heartbroken to hear this sad news. She was such a beautiful young lady. Please know that you and your family will be in our prayers during this trying time. Grandma, Granddaddy and her Uncle George will welcome her with open arms. We love you guys.
Helen Webb
November 24, 2016
Words can not express the void that I feel having lost my best friend and sister. But I know you are now at peace and resting. Andrea thank you for almost 40 years of laughter, memories, love and f
Sisterhood. I wish I could hear u say one of your trademark phrases just one more "I can' are doing the most" or "where do they do that!". I wish we could take one more trip together, laugh at each just one more time... but most of all I wish I could just hear my phone ring one more time and you be on the other end saying "what you doing?". But sadly none of these things can happen because you are now in your mansion in the sky wearing your beautiful wings along with a pair of blinged out stilettos I am sure.. Lol. So save a seat for me until we meet again and you can show me how you have decorated your mansion and plan to decorate mine!!! :). I love you sis..forever and always.

And to my family: Vincent, DeAndre, Destini,Tiffani, KK , Michelle and Mom and Pop Gilmer, may God's grace, love and mercy be a fence all around you during this time of bereavement.....Mom Gilmer you said it well..God takes the best home to be with him. And DeAndre said it best....Our Angel Andrea was too good for this world. Love you all...

With Deepest Sympathies,
Shankara McNair
November 24, 2016
Andrea was a beautiful women with a beautiful spirit. She will truely be missed, but know she is resting in the arms of her Savior Jesus the Christ. No more more pain. Free from the troubles of this old world. I know she jazzed up her pair of Ángel wings. Praying for you all!!
Georgene Jones
November 24, 2016
Rest in paradise Andrea!
I cannot put into mere words of how much I will miss you! To gather around the family and not see you will be hard.
Thank you for being what this family needed.
Racquel & Haven
Racquel McRae
November 24, 2016
May your hearts be filled with the great memories of a life well lived only to be taken from us too soon. Love you all through your time of sorrow and beyond.
Sondre' Fleming
November 23, 2016
So sorry to hear about the loss of Andrea. May God Bless the family during this difficult time.
Barbara Cadogan
November 23, 2016
To: The family of Andrea Costen- Davis, my sincerest sympathy. I am saddened to hear of your loss and pray that you will find strength during this difficult time. Know that my thoughts and prayers are with you. God bless and may He give you peace that only He can give.
Sharon McKenzie
November 23, 2016
I was shocked to hear of the passing of Andrea. What a wonderful person she was, as is the whole family!!! My heartfelt sympathy to you all!!!
Office Administrator- John D. Hooker Jr. and Assocates
Kimille Johnson
November 23, 2016
I was shocked and saddened at the passing of my friend and fellow classmate at Averett. Were it not for her, her grace and pushing me when I wanted to quit, I would not have the degrees I have now. The Averett photographer took our picture at our graduation and this will now hold a special place in my heart. My sincerest sympathies go to her precious family of which she was so proud. Heaven now has an angel. Much love, Monica Flitton
November 23, 2016
My deepest condolences to the family of Andrea Costen Davis. I will continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time.
Jamal Jamison
November 23, 2016
To: Vincent Davis & Family,
We extend our deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved Andrea and pray that the love, comfort and peace of Christ surround you and your family during this most difficult time. Praying Psalm 23

Bishop & Elder Brown and your MOUNT church family
The MOUNT Church
November 22, 2016
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Avis Gardner
November 22, 2016
Dear Vincent and family,

Heaven became a little brighter when Andrea's spirit entered. I will remember her as the classy, funny and thoughtful woman I met over 20 years ago. I pray your comfort and peace; and believe with you that God's grace will be sufficient to guide the family through these difficult times. My sincere condolences and blessings.
Mohra Hill-Smith
November 22, 2016
My sincerest condolences and prayers for strength during this time. May God give you the strength and faith to cherish all the beautiful memories you have with Andrea.
Desha' Hagens
November 22, 2016
Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted. My deepest condolences to the family. Although I did not know Andrea, I know without a doubt she was a remarkable woman by just knowing Michelle. My heart and prayers are with you always.
Shirley White
November 22, 2016
Very shocked and saddened by Andrea's passing, gone far too young! My deepest and sincerest condolences to her family and friends!
Luis Sapp
November 22, 2016
I am deeply saddened of the passing of my good friend Andrea. I will miss her dearly and my prayers are with Vincent and his family along with Mr. & Mrs Gilmer.
Arlisa Pack
November 22, 2016
To the family of Andrea,

I send my deepest condolences to you. I knew Andrea only a short while through my Aunt Denise, through that time I learned that Andrea was such a sweet and genuine person. She had a very infectious personality that made you feel very welcoming. I will truly miss her. I am praying for Vincent and their children.
Trevece Hall
November 22, 2016
Shocked and saddened to hear of Andrea's passing. Prayers and condolences to her family and friends from Andrea's sister-service friends at the Air Force Claims Service Center at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH.
J.D. Reese
November 21, 2016
I am sad to learn of Andrea's passing! I had the pleasure of meeting Andrea & her husband through her dad, who is also my best friend and mentor, a few years ago. It did not take me long to realize what a special person she was. She made everyone around her feel important, but most of all happy ... And that smile, oh my God that smile ... it could light up the darkest room!! What a gift we had on this earth! I must remember that God said her work is done now, and he has already prepared a place for her. She is in God's house now, and knowing this I am at peace. May God Bless the Davis and Gilmer families, and all others, who together make up the ENTIRE family, through this difficult time. With deepest sympathy, The Womack Family
James Womack
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