Wilma Jane Davis

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Wilma Moore Davis, 94, passed away Monday, October 17, 2022 at her home, surrounded by her family. 

Wilma was born in Moore County, a daughter of the late Rancie Lee Moore and Nora Scott Moore. She was a member of the graduating class of 1947 at Westmoore High School. Wilma was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, and memaw.   She is thought of by many in the community as a second mother or grandmother to them.  Wilma was a homemaker who loved to care for her family and home.  Her home was a welcoming and “fun” place for all of her family and friends. Wilma was a member of Needhams Grove Baptist Church and a wonderful example of a Christian mother.  She enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, quilting and is remembered for her wonderful cakes.  In addition to her parents, Wilma was preceded in death by her husband, Lealon Davis; daughters: Sylvia Gail Davis, Lynn Davis; grandson: Shane Stewart; siblings: Louise Maness, Rancie “Bud” Moore Jr, Dee Moore, Howard Moore, Paul Moore, Roy Moore, Marvin Moore.

Surviving are her children Cathy Brown and husband, David, of Troy, Nora Wright and husband, Roy, of Seagrove, and Janet Flinchum and husband, Mickey, of Seagrove; siblings, Betty Garner, Valleen Maness, grandchildren: Scottie Brown, Ryan Brown, Randy Wallace, Roy Wright, Jr., Maranda Britt, Jake Flinchum; great grandchildren: Trad, Holden, Josh, Ethan, Kenan, Carly, Harlin, Dana; many nieces, nephews and friends.

Funeral service will be 3:00 PM, Wednesday October 19, 2022 at Dover Baptist Church, with Pastor Steven Maness officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:30 PM

Memorials may be directed to the Dover Baptist Church, 2527 Dover Church Road, Seagrove, NC 27341 and/or Needhams Grove Baptist Church, 359 Needham Grove Road, Seagrove, NC 27341. 

Kennedy Funeral Home is assisting the Davis Family

Condolences may be made to pinesfunerals.com



Funeral Service: October 19, 2022 3:00 pm

Dover Baptist Church
2527 Dover Ch. Rd.
Seagrove, NC 27341


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  1. So sorry for your loss , Wilma was a sweet special Lady , Heaven is sweeter with her there ! May God wrap his arms of love around you all at this time , love all you ladies

  2. I am so sorry for your loss and ours. Wilma was always such a loving and caring person. She will be missed many. Our lives are better just by knowing her. Thank you Wilma for being a great example of a Christian lady to all.

  3. Eddie and I have been truly blessed by this lady. She was a great example of how God expects others to live.

  4. We’re so sorry for your loss. Miss Wilma was a special blessing to be around. She will be greatly missed. Praying for God’s comfort, strength and grace for you all! Love y’all.

  5. So sorry of the loss of your Mother, grandmother, Dalton would say “she the most beautiful wormen ever.” Good memories from Wilma and Lealon home, special times! Special lady!🌹

  6. I am so sorry to hear about Miss Wilma…she will be missed but never forgotten. I’ll never forget going to her house as a child & eating homemade ice cream & playing with her daughters. She also made both of my wedding cakes. She was a very special lady.

  7. Wilma was a wonderful friend, neighbor and lady! She will be missed. Prayers for the family in the days and weeks ahead.

  8. Miss Wilma was a darling lady. Always had a smile on her face. She was so talented and everything she did. I am sorry for your loss.

  9. We are so sorry to hear if the passing of this sweet lady. Our prayers are with you all. Another member of the class of 1947 from Westmoore. Love y’all!
    Sandy and Farrell

  10. Aunt Wilma was a very special lady, enjoyed many happy times in her home, we will always cherish those memories, we will miss her but will see her again some day
    David and Irene Leviner

  11. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I have loved your family since we were children. May God Bless you during this time.

  12. Prayers for her family!! We went to Church with her when we went to Needhams Grove. She was always the same when you would see her. The last time I remember seeing her was at New Center Christian Church at a homecoming service. She was then as she always was when we would see her. She was friendly and asking about us and our family. May you all look to the Lord for comfort, help and strength. Read John 14 for comfort.

  13. She was such a sweet and wonderful woman. Our thoughts and prayers for your family.

    The Greene Family
    Michelle, Rodney and Ashlee

  14. My heart is sad at the passing of Wilma from this world, but I pray you do find comfort in knowing that she is in now in her eternal home.

  15. Dear Nora and all the family. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you. Miss Wilma was a wonderful lady and made most of Candy’s birthday cakes when she was growing up. She was so talented and a blessing to all who knew her. May the Lord surround you with his peace now and in the days ahead. The precious memories you have will always be with you. Love always!!!

  16. My great Aunt Wilma touched many lives. What a blessing to be around, always helpful and love to talk and help anyone she could. We truly loss a great Christian woman who loved her family and anyone attached to her family. I remember the Davis get togethers where Aunt Wilma would cook the largest pot of chicken and dumplings and a pot of pintos I ever seen. Kathy, Nora and Janet how blessed you have been to have such a wonderful mother, she will truly be missed.

  17. Dear Janet and Cathy,
    So very sorry to hear about your mom. Wilma was such a sweet lady. I hadnt seen her in years but I still remember her kind she was. Love and prayers for all the family. Love, Ann V. Cranford

  18. I’m sorry for your loss. I remember your Mom as being one of the sweetest ladies I have ever known. I know she will be greatly missed. Prayers for all of you.

  19. Aunt Wilma was one I the kindest, most patieni, most amazing women of God I have ever known. Love just radiated from her. I am so very sorry for your loss,my dear cousins and I wish I could be there a you all. I am sending all my love, hugs and prayers your way. 💗🙏🌺

  20. Aunt Wilma was always so kind. She and Uncle Lealon always made you feel so welcome in their home. I always looked forward to the Davis reunion that they hosted every year. Cathy, Nora and Janet, please forgive me for not being able to attend today. I will keep you all in my heart and prayers. You had a wonderful Mother, and I know she’s in Heaven. Love you

  21. So very sorry for your loss. Wilma was one of my favorites growing up – She was one of the best! Prayers and love to her family!

  22. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.She was a wonderful lady. She always made me feel welcome in her home. She will be missed.

  23. Wilma was a very special person to her family as well as our family. She will always be remembered since she and my mother shared the same birthday.
    They shared many talents and crafts as cooking, sewing and being a good mother, wife and christian. May she RIP, May God keep his loving arms wrapped around the family during this period of time.
    Teddie & Jeanette

  24. So sorry to hear of Wilma’s passing. May GOD comfort you now & in the days to come…..GOD IS IN CONTROL & WITH US EACH & EVERY DAY🙏🏻

  25. Cathy, Nora, Janet and family,
    Kim and I are grieved for you all in your loss of Mrs. Wilma. Such a kind, gracious and caring lady. Her friendship for me is cherished forever. She and Mr. Lealon were always encouraging and willing to support our school not to mention her persimmon pudding that was delicious. Their family was the apple of their eye. Mrs. Wilma will be missed. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief and in the days to come. We love you. Kim and Bruce Williams

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