Deaconess Nelma Louise Houser Davis
A Time to be Born:
Deaconess Nelma Davis, a resident of Autaugaville, Alabama was born March 20, 1928, the only child to the late Mr. Ellie Louis Houser and Mrs. Inez Hall Houser.
A Time to Serve:
Deaconess Davis gave her life to Christ at an early age at St. Joseph A.M.E. Methodist Church and due to matrimony later joined First Baptist Church, Autaugaville, AL. There she continued her dedicated service until the end. She was a trusted Deaconess; loyal choir member; devoted Eastern Star - Rose of the Valley # 760 where she served as a Worthy Matron; a devoted PTA member; a trusted Poll worker for several years; a member of the local Prattville AARP, volunteered at the Montgomery Museum of Fine arts and chaperoned several years at Autaugaville High School during many activities.
A Time to Learn and Earn:
Deaconess Davis attended the Autauga County Training School, Autaugaville; and was the graduating class Valedictorian, attended a Beauty College, Detroit, MI; Business and Typing Certificates from Trenholm Technical School, Montgomery, and received an Associate Degree, Concordia Univ, Selma. She started her career as a teacher in the Old Kingston community. From there she worked a a beautician and seamstree. For several years, she was a full time home-worker. In 1967, she returned working outside the home in retail (Lerners and Pizitz). from there, Deaconess Davis worked a season at Paragon Press until she received a job with the State of alabama of Vital Statistic as a Vital Statistic Clerk. There she stayed until retirement.
A Time to Love:
Deaconess Nelma Louise Davis married the love of her life, Tony Davis, Jr. on September 10, 1984. They treasured that loving bond till the end. To this union of holy matrimony for over 71 years, three sons and four daughters were born.
A Time to Mourn:
Seven children: Lorenzo (Chris) Davis; Carolyn (Willie) Morrast; Linda (Eddie) Love; Janice (the late Robert) Cameron; Tony Jr. IV; Anita Davis-Johnson and Ellie Louis Davis; Seventeen (17) grands; twenty-four (24) great grands; one great-great grand; a loving cousin; Jay Houser Sr.; one sister-in-law: Elizabeth Davis; and a host of nieces and nephews.
In addition to the family members listed, Deaconess Davis leaves the caring staff of Prattville Health & Rehab; an extended family of cousins, ministers, church members, Eastern Star sisters; and other relatives and friends.
Preceded her in death is her loving and devoted husband Tony Davis, Jr. III; her parents: Mr. & Mrs. Ellie (Inez) Houser, all her aunts and uncles; and one special cousin: Mrs. Fannie Mae Palmer.
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