Verlene Jones Davis
1954 - 2018
BORN
1954
DIED
2018
Verlene Jones Davis

Community leader Verlene Davis, born October 6, 1954 transitioned this life on September 22, 2018 to be with the Lord.

Her celebration of life will be held

at Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church, Rev. Shelby Tate, host Pastor, 7550 Martin Luther King Way South, Seattle, WA 98118 on Saturday. October 13, 2018

at 11:00 a.m.

Donations may be sent to a charity of your choice in her name.
Published by The Seattle Times from Sep. 27 to Sep. 28, 2018.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Oct
13
Celebration of Life
11:00a.m.
Rose Hill Missionary Baptist Church
WA
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I still miss you so much, my long-time friend, comrade, and union Sister. We were so lucky that you were a part of our lives. Thank you for your loving presence and your commitment to bringing "forth a new world from the ashes of the old". Rest in peace and power until we meet again!
NORMA KELSEY
Friend
September 21, 2020
Still missing my dear friend and mentor two years later. May God bless you, her family members, and fill you joy and love in rememberance of a life truly well-spent.
Rhonda Johnson
September 21, 2020
My BEAUTIFUL cousin Verlene.
Rest In Paradise.
You are greatly missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family as we all celebrate her life and legacy. ❤
Kimberly Griffith Lewis
December 14, 2019
Verlene should be remembered too for her role as a children's dance instructor. The joy of dance that she gave them along with teaching them the art of cooperating and sense of self and accomplishment was a gift for life. She was loved for this work as she was for her work for justice. My sincere condolences.
Joanna Cullen
January 22, 2019
Verlene was a dynamic union and community leader, committed to fighting for the rights of all working people. Our movement will miss her. Rest in power, Verlene! -- Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant
Kshama Sawant
October 16, 2018
THANKS VERLENE FOR MAKING THE LIVES OF THE LOST,OPRESSED PEOPLE.--- YOU SPENT YOUR ADULT LIFE FIGHTING FOR BETTER LIVES FOR THOSE IN NEED. YOU FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT, YOU SPEMD MANY HOURS OF YOUR LIFE TO SEE THE CHANGES NECESSARY TO MAKE LIVES IN OUR COMMUNITY BETTER. YOU WILL BE MISSED BY MANY BUT I CAN TRULY ASSURE YOU THAT I WILL MISS YOU MOST. THANKS FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE PART OF YOUR LIFE,TO BE YOUR FRIEND. TO GOD BE THE GLORY. TRAVRL ON WITH MY LOVE ,PEACE, AND UNDERSTANDING. I WIIL NEVER FORGET YOU. WE WILL SEE YOU IN THE MORNING ON THE OTHER SIDE.

LACY & DOROTHY STEELE
LACY & DOEOTHY STEELE
October 15, 2018
My most sincere condolences. May the care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to help you through the days ahead. If there is anything I can do please don't hesitate to ask.
Bob Douglas
October 13, 2018
I worked with Verlene with the People of Color caucus at UALE. She was an exceptional person. This is a big loss for working people. My condolences to her family, friends and colleagues in the struggle foe social and economic justice.
José A. Soler
Jose Soler
October 9, 2018
I knew Verlene as a member and leader in the United Association for Labor Education. She represented the best of labor. She was wise, positive, inclusive and kind. We'll all miss her.
Judy Ancel
October 8, 2018
Condolences to family and friends of our beloved Verlene. We went to high school in SF together i have posted her passing to the Alumni. She was a yell leader then, and remained a leader..She and I reconnected in 2012 with the Summer Institute for Union Women- great spirit and will be missed. Maria Abadesco
Maria Abadesco
October 8, 2018
Verlene was an inspiration to me - a strong and passionate advocate for the rights of women, communities of color, and all workers. She believed in the power of education, and she never strayed from her principles.
Barbara Byrd
October 8, 2018
Verlene's death is a real loss. She was a gifted labor educator, very creative, committed, honest, deeply kind and open to all her students. I remember that she came and taught in a UALE Summer School in Chicago even though she had recently had surgery and it was hard for her to walk. She was the favorite teacher. She brought warmth and clarity to everything she did. She was too young to die.
Helena Worthen
October 8, 2018
Sending love to the family. Verlene, your passing is a tremendous loss for the labor movement, and for our family. I hope I will be so lucky as to see your smiling face on the other side.
Ron Harrell
October 5, 2018
Our prayers and blessings go out to you and your family. We know that you are taking your assigned seat at his right hand in Glory land. Our family love from Naacp friends my Auntie Jacquie Jones Walsh,and myself Winona Hollins Hauge. Blessings
Winona Hollins Hauge
October 4, 2018
Sending our Condolences and Prayers to the family.
Michael & Laura Williamson
October 2, 2018
I still can't believe our sister is no longer with us. May you rest in peace, dearest Verlene. My deepest condolences to her family.
Rhonda Johnson
October 1, 2018
Verlene was a dear friend, whose heart was filled with compassion. She had great courage and endless strength to stand up for the forgotten of our society. Rest in peace, my sister. Norma Kelsey
Norma kelsey
September 30, 2018
My sister taught me lot of things. She failed to teach me how to live without her.

Throughout her battle, she continued working on projects to build the community.

How blessed we were to have her in our lives.
Special acknowledgement to her devoted husband right by her side every step and breath.
No greater testimony to have.
Miz Jo Shoeboot-Lambert
September 30, 2018
Miz Jo Shoeboot-Lambert
September 29, 2018
Miz Jo Shoeboot-Lambert
September 29, 2018
I send my sincerest condolences to the family of Verlene Jones Davis. May she rest in eternal peace. Proud to call her sister in the labor and faith communities! Verlene was a gentle warrior and she will truly be missed.

Mary Fears Crayton
Retired, National AFL-CIO
Mary Crayton
September 29, 2018
I remember Verlene as a great labor leader and a fighter for justice.
Michael Andrew
September 28, 2018
You were an amazing woman and I loved your dance group. You will be missed. Thank you for all your hard work.
Lika Smith
September 28, 2018
Very fond memories of working with Verlene on labor and social justice struggles. A true leader has been lost.
Todd Tollefson
September 28, 2018
Rest in heaven with the angels Verlene, job well done here on Earth. Sending condolences and prayers to the family.
Theresa Ferguson
September 27, 2018
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