Dorothy Davis was born on October 31, 1928, in Lanett, Alabama. She was the first-born child to the late Charlie James Johnson and Odelia (Lofton) Johnson. She went home to be with the Lord on September 30, 2022.
Dorothy accepted Christ at an early age and joined the Mt. Herman Baptist Church, in Lanett Alabama. She attended Lanier High School, in Lanett Alabama. After High School she traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio where she began to work at the Colony Hotel before finding her position at Good Samaritan Hospital in the Dietary Department and remained until retirement.
In 1957 Dorothy married Sam Davis and stayed united until his death in 1984. To this lovely union four sons and one daughter were conceived, Anthony, William, Samuel, Diane, & Jerome. She continued her love for Christ and became a member of the Morning Star Baptist Church until joining The New Jerusalem Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Damon Lynch Jr, until her health began to fail.
She enjoyed all kinds of sports especially Baseball, and Basketball where in her younger years she was a good basketball player. Upon retirement she loved to exercise by going to the gym, and walking the neighborhood, as well as her weekly shopping trips with all her sisters. She always enjoyed her family reunions and her many trips back home to Lanett, Alabama, if there was a car going North or South, she was certainly in it. She really enjoyed taking long rides in the car to visit family.
She was so loved by everyone she touched and always made them feel special, she would always say “you are so pretty” to the boys and the girls, she genuinely loved her family, and for sixty seven years, residing on East Mitchell Ave, she was loved by all the neighbors who crossed her path.
Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Sam Davis, along with four siblings, Charlie James Johnson, Clarence Johnson, Abraham Johnson, and Odeal Bush. She leaves loving memories to her five children Anthony, William (Roby), Samuel (Pat), Diane and Jerome; seven grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, and three great-great grandchildren. She leaves one devoted sister O’Della Hill and sister-in-law Henrietta Hardy, along with loving nieces, nephews, and friends.