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Evelyn ‘Jean’ Davis, 94, faith played a significant role in her life

Evelyn 'Jean' Davis
Evelyn ‘Jean’ Davis

NEWPORT NEWS — Evelyn “Jean” Davis, 94, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. She lived her entire life in Newport News and was married for 66 years to George William Davis Jr. for 66 years, who preceded her in death.

She was a longtime member of Denbigh Baptist Church, and later, Grace Baptist Chapel. Her faith played a significant role in her life. She loved gardening. During her younger years, she and her husband enjoyed camping with their many friends.

Survivors include her sister, Elisabeth Eddy (Jerry) of Warren, Michigan; brother, Paul A. White Jr. (Joyce) of James City County; daughters, Linda D. Good (Roger) of Yorktown and Lou Ann D. Hughes of San Antonio, Texas; sons, Donald W. Davis (Mary) of Newport News and Douglas G. Davis (Sue) of Ashburn; and six grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 27, at Peninsula Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ryan Davidson officiating. Burial will follow in Peninsula Memorial Park. Facial masks and social distancing will be required.

Share online condolences with the family at Peninsula Funeral Home.

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