Quincy P. Davis, age 91, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2020. She was born in Jeffersonville, Georgia on February 20, 1929 to the late John Frank Perry and Lois Cora Twyman Perry. At an early age the family moved to Lincoln Heights, Ohio. She was the eldest of six children.
Quincy graduated from old Woodward High School in Cincinnati, Ohio at the age of 16. She married the late William Paul Davis, a Navy Seaman, on March 27, 1947. The marriage produced four children, Sandra Davis Whitehead, Carolyn Davis Smith, Linda Davis and William Paul Davis, Jr., who preceded her in death.
Quincy pursued a career in the medical profession. She became a License Practical Nurse, and later a Medical Technician at Christ Hospital. She attended Cincinnati Technical College and the University of Cincinnati Evening College, where she was the only African American in her class of eighteen students. She received an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Physician’s Assistants Technology. She became a Fellow in the Ohio Physician’s Assistants Association. She was one of the state’s first African American females to receive this certification. After graduating and passing the National Certifying Examination for Primary Care Physician’s Assistants, she worked for the following doctors: Dr. E.T. Buford, Dr. Stanley Broadnax, and Dr. Helmut F. Schellhas. She was a member of the American Academy of Physician’s Assistants and was licensed by the Ohio State Medical Board.
Quincy was a longtime member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church for over 80 years where she was involved in several organizations. She was President of the Nurses Guild as well as being on the Usher Board and President of the Young Matrons.
She loved to play Duplicate Bridge competing at the highest level, which was the Diamond Level in which she won numerous trophies. She was also a member of the Queen City Duplicate Club playing in the Men’s Club. Later the Men’s club merged with the Madisonville’s Club, calling themselves the M&M Club. She was an active member of Bridge Association and the ACBL.
She was a member and secretary of the Central States Mother’s Club. She loved meeting new people, traveling, bowling, reading, knitting and growing orchids.
Quincy was preceded in death by her half-brother, Lewis H. Perry and brother Frank Perry, Jr.; sisters, Lois Jean Graham, Anna Perry, Treva L. Thompson; and long-time companion, Joseph C. Smith.
Left to cherish her memory; are daughters, Sandra Davis Whitehead (Roy Jr.), Carolyn Davis Smith; sister, Patricia McDowell; sister-in-law, Jo Anna Perry; brother-in-law, Virgil K. Thompson; her five grandchildren, Ronald Smith, Jr. (Sylvia), Shawna Whitehead, Kendra Smith Dawson, Raeven (Eugene) Hopson, Michael Kevin Smith; her seven great grandchildren, Lexus McCrary, Raeya Mckenzie, Averi Brown, Alyssa Smith, Grant Smith, Kennedy Dawson and Kendall Smith; nieces, Andrea Graham-Boyd (Fuquae), Kellie Gray (Gary), Keena McDowell Smith, Jill Byrd (Bryan), Patrice McDowell Brown (Michael) and Jana Perry Henry (Mark); nephews, Virgil Thompson, Jr., Bernard Thompson (Lisa), Jon Perry and Daryl Graham; and many cousins and friends.
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The family would like to thank the staff and following people at Carriage Court of Kenwood: Julie Ledford, Alyssa Smith, Alicia Bennett, Brenda and Michelle Allen, Mrs. Patricia McDowell, Mrs. Kendra Dawson, Kennedy Dawson, Roy Whitehead, Jr. and Mrs. Ella Hall and also a special thank you to Compassus of Cincinnati.
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