Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Henderson Davis

Published 3:23 pm Thursday, March 31, 2011

Mrs. Geraldine ‘Gerry’ Henderson Davis, 71, died Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at a local hospital. She was a native of Flomaton and a long-time resident of Century. She retired from the Escambia County School System with 23 years of service. She was a member of Faith Bible Baptist Church, teaching the Dorcus Sunday school class. She is preceded in death by her parents, John and Katie Lee Henderson; a sister, Catherine Chessher Brown; a son-in-law, Jim Rice; and a granddaughter, Jeri Denise Davis.

She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Willie Lee Davis; her children, Marilyn Rice, Billy (Karen) Davis, and Keith Davis, all of Century, Jackie (Jason) Thomas of Jay, Fla., Susan (Daniel) Macks of McKenzie, 12 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; a special sister-in-law, Charlotte Toop; her siblings, Wayne Henderson of Flomaton, Glenda Hayes of Jay, Mike Henderson and Donald (Kristine) Henderson, both of Mobile, Kenny (Maria) Henderson and Gale Shepherd, both of Theodore, Joyce Grissett of Irvington; and a host of other friends and family.

Visitation will be held Thursday, March 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Flomaton Funeral Home chapel.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 1, at Faith Bible Baptist Church at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Robert Barrow and the Rev. Gene Stokes officiating. Burial followed at Byrneville United Methodist Church Cemetery with Flomaton Funeral Home directing.

Pallbearers will be Mike Hutto, Joe Brown, Sam Weaver, Jeremy Bondurant, Cal Thompson and Darin Barrow. Honorary pallbearers will be Wayne Henderson, Kenny Henderson, Mike Henderson, Donald Henderson, James White, Wade Dunsford and Randy Murph.