Elizabeth Gaynelle Davis, 77, passed away on Sunday, February 24, 2019 at FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital, surrounded by her family.

Funeral Service will be 2:00 PM Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at Smyrna United Methodist Church, with Reverend  James Brewer officiating. Burial will follow in Pine Rest Cemetery.

Gaynelle was born in Savannah, Ga. but lived most of her life in Moore County. She was a graduate of Elise High School. She worked for many years in the textile industry. Gaynelle was  a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was “MawMaw” to all of her loving family. The time she spent with her family was most precious. Gaynelle enjoyed cooking family meals, reading, doing crossword and jigsaw puzzles.  She loved her dog, Neelie. Gaynelle was a daughter of the late Tessie Cockman Kennedy and step daughter to the late Tracy Kennedy and was preceded in death by husband Lester Eugene Davis; son: Steven Craig Davis.

Gaynelle is survived by daughter: Annette Dunlap and husband Anthony; sons: Richard Davis, Mickey Davis and wife, Tori Miller, James Davis; grandchildren: Crystal Morgan and husband Mark, Stefanie Cole and husband Lance, Erika Neal and husband Kevin, Meredith Baird and husband Adam, Heather Beane, Steven Davis and wife Jessica, Jessica Dunlap; 9 great grandchildren; brother: Richard G. Cathcart; daughter in law: Salina Powers Davis; one niece and many friends.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM, Tuesday, February 26, 2019 at Kennedy Funeral Home and at other times at the home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice.

Kennedy Funeral Home is honored to serve the Davis Family.

Online condolences may be made at www.pinesfunerals.com



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  1. Gay, I will miss you so much. – I cannot believe we have lost you. – You were my best friend growing up. – I have so many good memories . – I will never forget you. You will always be loved. Rest In Peace . – 

  2. Gaynelle was one of our very favorite cousins to play with all through our childhood growing up in Robbins.-  She was always laughing and happy and fun to see all through our lives.-  She and cousins Nettie Faye, Donna,Phyllis Ann and others made up our f

  3. GAYNELLE, We will LOVE And MISS YOU,Forever And A Day! But one thing for Sure I Know We Will Be Together One Sweet Day!!! And Meet You On That GOLDEN SHORE………………. Butch and Sonya Varner- 

  4. Love you ‘Miss Lady’-  – – 
    You were always the lighthouse in someone else’s storm.-  Your light has shown on all of us at one time or another and will be there forever.

  5. To the Davis family we are very sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you . I thought a lot of Gaynelle and the Davis family.
    Buddy & Theresa Maness

  6. Please accept my prayers and condolences for your loss. you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God hug you tight during this time.

  7. David and I are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Keep comfort in God. David and Jean Moody

  8. I loved Ms Gaynelle to pieces… She always had a smile that could light up a room! Sending prayers of comfort to Ricky, Mickey, Annette, & Jamie! Love yall bunches!- 

  9. To the Family: I Love each one of you because you all made me welcome and treated me like family…You will never know how that made me feel.. All are in my thoughts and Always in my Prayers, You All will remain in my heart .. Sonya Varner

  10. Mickey, Annette, Richard, James and family, I was grieved to learn of your loss of Mrs. Davis. I knew her to be kind,supportive and encouraging in our school encounters and baseball outings when Kirk and Steven were playing baseball. May God cradle you al

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