ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Josephine Davis, born on June 5, 1950, and passed away on May 5, 2021. We will remember her forever.
Posted by Veronica Turner on June 18, 2021
Greetings all in Jesus name. My name is Veronica and I'm the daughter of the late Dorothy (Hycinth) Turner. We were so saddened to hear of our aunties passing over here in England. I remember meeting her when l visited Jamaica as a 14 years old, she was welcoming warm and loving. My mother always spoke of my aunt on multiple occasions with a warm heart. I pray for her husband, children and grandchildren that you will remain strong and be able to cope with the pain of your lost. My love and prayers to the family at this sad time xx
Posted by Constance Palmer on June 17, 2021
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal ,love leaves a memory no one can steal"
 Sympathymessages.com
I met Mrs. Davis in 2006. She helped me to embrace the brand of Savanna-La-Mar Infant School. I admired Mrs Davis for her motherly demeanor and calm spirit especially with the children she nurtured, she would view each as her own and as such we became great friends because we taught in nearby classrooms.
 We became so close we could be seen everywhere and as such we were dubbed "twins". We talked and laughed about every thing. It is as if we were inseparable. We could often be seen in the same colour shoes or handbag, just showing the love we had for each other.

Mrs Davis retiring was a blow for me. I actually pinned after her for a while. Anytime we met it was like a reunion, trying to catch up about her family and mine. We just celebrated each other's family success, plus other chit chats. Mother's Day and Teacher's Day was a must for us to call each other, so this one had me all teary eyed when I heard what had happened.

GOODBYE MY FRIEND
I know I will not see you again for now
The time spent together through the years
will help to take away the tears and pain.
I will cherish those memory
Ms., Mrs. D, or Mrs Davis as you were affectionately called by me(She would say make up your which one lol) you will be missed dearly.

Posted by Heather Spence on June 16, 2021
Saying goodbye is the hardest thing to say. Death is not the end. I know you are resting in the arms of your saviour. Mrs Davis you have finished the race of life on earth, your crown is awaiting you. You were a might woman of God and a prayer warrior. You have left behind strong Christian values for your children, grand children and family member to emulate.
Sister Phillips as you mourn the lost of your dear mother, the Spence's family continues to pray for strength at this time We pray that the God of all comfort will strengthen you and your family especially your father. The lord of host will never leave you alone. Keep strong Sis.
Posted by Jenice Duhaney-Brydson on June 15, 2021
The world changes from year to year.
Our lives from day to day, but the memories of you will never pass away.

I met Mrs J. Davis in the year 1995 at the Savanna-la-Mar Infant School. I asked her what the "J" in her name was for and she said "Josephine". We connected instantly because my golden grandmother, who is my marvelous mother as well name was also Josephine. I was double bless to have 2 joyful Josephines in my life. Later, I met her awesome family.

My jewel, I just want to say gracias' for your love, warmth, care, smiles, hugs, chups, walks, jokes, laughter, thoughts, meals, gifts, notes, encouragement, time, prayers, guidance, facial expressions, body language, songs, poems, songs, stories and overall mentorship. Kindness was in your DNA.

At first, I think of you and cried. I asked myself, how can such a wonderful woman go? Now, I'm reminiscing on the wonderful years we spent together as classroom neighbours and smiled through my tears. I love you Mrs Davis
Rest in perfect peace.

Posted by kameka spence on June 15, 2021
I am still speechless...but I must say Ms. Adlin, affectionately called, was an exceptional person with Godly principles and morals. You are gone but you still live on in your children who continue to carry your qualities.
Angels don't belong on earth, so it's no wonder you are home with your Maker.
To all her love ones, be strong. Celebrate her life....a well accomplished one, and not her passing. May her soul rest in peace.
Posted by Lauren Malcolm on June 14, 2021
I'm happy to have known her in person and spent many hours with her eating biscuit and drinking tea.
The first Christmas I spent with her and her family will always be in etched in my memory, it was a day filled with lots of love and good cheers not just gift giving but the love of family resonated throughout the house.
I would always love to come by, just to speak to her. Soft spoken, strong and a woman of God. Even though things didn't work out as was hoped, she blessed my union and told me to never leave God out of my life. I remember when I return to His fold I called and told her and she was overjoyed and had her encouraging words to give me on this new chapter of my life.
Thank you Mrs Davis for your love and encouragement. Rest well knowing that you will always live on in my heart.
P.S. The cushion she made me is always in my car, very comfortable to put my weary head to rest on those long drives.
Posted by Howard Braham on June 14, 2021
Mommy, until this day I am in disbelief that you won't be sharing a smile with me anymore. I am at a loss that we won't be talking and laughing as we usually do.

God knows best, and even though I am struggling to understand why, I trust his better judgement and yield to his superior wisdom.

Notwithstanding my deep sadness and profound sense of loss; it is God who gave us the good times we've shared with you; the same God who called you home, and so, we dare not question his decisions. I am eternally grateful to have known you and to be counted among your closely knit family.

Oh how I wish you were still with us, but in our profound loss and pain, we must hold firmly to the values you have lived and taught. We will forever hold dear the fond memories you left with us. Sleep on mom, get your well deserved rest, we know you are in a better place.

Yours always
Bramble
Posted by Helen Ferreira on June 14, 2021
My dear beautiful Aunt Adlyn, so very sad to hear of your passing.

I feel very blessed to have spent such a lovely time with you in Jamaica at the end of 2019 and the kindness and warmth you gave me and my family will never leave me . You were a very special lady.

My deepest thoughts are with all the family x

Love from your family in the UK xxx
Posted by Deniece Johnson on June 13, 2021
The first time I met Mrs. Davis stands out in my mind: Orphy had wanted me to meet her mom, and we decided to do so after school one day. At this point, I had already heard so much about “my mummy” from her, that I felt like I knew her mom before we even met.

Mrs. Davis was the picture of humility and grace when we were introduced. She had kind eyes, she was soft spoken and she was genuine. She kept a smile on her face the entire visit. She had this glow, this aura that surrounded her.

It is this same glow that I see around Orphy, even after almost 26 years of friendship. There is such a calm and gentle way about all Mrs. Davis’ children, and I am convinced that she passed on all these great qualities(and then some) to her family.

Continue to live the life she wanted for you, and continue to make her proud.

Your family has truly been blessed. By HIS Grace, your family will be able to navigate this new abnormal reality. And Mrs. Davis will be there with you guiding and cheering you on.

With my deepest sympathy,
Deniece
Posted by Sheron Robinson on June 13, 2021
Words cannot express how I am feeling and the effect of this loss in my life. It is allowing me to really reflect on my own life and to be grateful that I have met this lady, Mrs Davis.

Miss Davis always greets me with a lovely smile, always treats me with respect and love. A great supporter of my endeavors at school and in my life. She was always encouraging and telling me of the good job I am doing at my job. I don't know if she knows how much those moments mean to me but I hope so. Ever present at our school events giving her support.

At church she always gets me involved in whatever activities she have planned. It makes me feel so much a part of the congregation.

Often times she invited me home for Sunday dinner and to stay over but I hardly give in, well that's my loss. Actually all her family events at home or weddings of children I am invited, I felt like family.

I am a great admirer of the bond she share with her family and she becomes my role model in creating my own family relationships.

Thank you Ms. Davis for the time you have been in my life and sorry I did not get to express all of this to you but I know you know how grateful I am.

You have left a legacy behind that will live on in our lives through your children.
Sleep in peace, Mom, friend, great supporter, motivator, confidante and prayer warrior. Rest in God's arms.
SER
Posted by Sheron Robinson on June 13, 2021
On behalf of the Williamsfield Primary and Infant School Family, I extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family of the late Mrs. Davis affectionately called 'Miss Adlyn'.

To our dear colleague, friend and team mate Mrs. Shawn Davis-Clarke. A living testimony of her legacy left behind. 

We are here for you, don't be afraid to rest on our shoulders for support because we have an idea of your loss as we too have lost a dear friend too.

We will continue to pray for you and your family while the Lord is standing near by to comfort you.

We all love you. Rejoice in the fact that your Mom did a wonderful job here on earth.
SER
Posted by Susan Rattray-Hammond on June 13, 2021
On behalf of the Petersfield Primary & Infant School family, I extend deepest sympathies to the family of the late Mrs. Davis. We are all saddened by her passing.

To our dear colleague and friend Orphia Davis-Phillips, please know that we are here to support you as you grieve for your mom. We continue to pray you up, and we are confident that our dear Lord will comfort you and the entire family in your time of bereavement.

Blessings now and always
SRH
Posted by Shellyann Bucksam on June 13, 2021
A woman of beauty, inside out. A woman of grace. A woman of excellence now beholding God's face.
She walked with the Lord with integrity, knowing her purpose. She walked in God's love, now she is with her father above.
Mummy Davis, I always admired your exceptional level of humility and warmth. You have left behind the legacy of what it really means to be a woman of royalty.
Though we are broken by your physical absence, your flame continues to burn and in our hearts and memories you live on.
Sleep on beloved!
May the God of peace and comfort continue to be with the Davis' family during this season.
Posted by W Beckford on June 13, 2021
The call to come 'Home'. It's expected but ever appalling. It separates but unites on earth and heaven. It stifles our spirits but restores our hope. It breaks our hearts but rekindles our love. It moves us to tears but reminds us of laughter, and every call to come home is a reminder that there is a date and time when we too will hear that call. When? Only God knows. What then? "...prepare to meet thy God..." (Amos 4:12).
My interactions with Sis. J were not numerous but they were profound. She had an aura that was inviting, and you could not but feel welcomed with that captivating smile. Now she is in the arms of her Lord, reunited with those who went before, and awaiting our coming. To her families (biological and ecclesiastical) especially Sis. Orphia, "...sorrow not, even as others which have no hope" I Thessalonians 4:13. Shalom.
Posted by Tamara Blake on June 12, 2021
Goodbye is a sad word to use, but we know it's not goodbye, it's see you later. We know God always take the best, and we know you are around His throne worshipping in the presence of God. We miss you but we will see you again. Sis Davis you were a woman of prayer and praise so keep praising the Lord. Though you are gone we will remember you for the legacy you left behind for everyone whose life you have touched especially for your children.
Posted by Kaye Hutchinson - Haughto... on June 12, 2021
"Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on and cherished memories never fade because a loved one has passed away. " Author Unknown

I knew Mrs. Davis for over 20 years, through my sister Shawn. We were friends in college and little did I know she was going to be one of my destiny helpers. I didn't dream that Westmoreland was going to be the place where my first job would be since I was from Montego Bay. Williamsfield All Age was my first official training ground where I spent 8 wonderful years. I have no regrets being a part of this noble institution.

I was privileged to be a part of this family in September 2000 and was welcomed warmly by Mrs Davis with a smile that could illuminate any room. I was destined to be a part of this closely knitted household because later I became one of Orphia's destiny helpers, guiding her in choosing her profession which she loves dearly.

Mommy Davis, which I called her, was an example of a true mentor, prayer warrior, very supportive mother, friend and confidant. She was the rock of the family. She always wanted the best for her children and for others . I wasn't treated differently from any of her children and benefited greatly from many of her prayers and hospitable services. She was indeed a true role model. A sincere woman of God, a motivator and was an inspiration to many.

I remember the evenings we would sit and talk and share jokes. Sometimes mommy Davis would laugh until tears rolled down her cheeks. This was our little moment of unwinding which was medicine for our mental health.

To Shawn and other family members I know this is a difficult time for you because you had such a strong bond and losing a loved one is never easy. May God comfort your hearts and give you the strength to face each day. Your memories I will forever cherish mommy Davis. Sleep in eternal peace.
Posted by Jacqueline Davis on June 12, 2021
Sis Davis you were such a beautiful soul an amazing person who anyone could share anything with ,a woman of God beautiful in and out I missed u so much although am so faraway but you will always be in my heart rest well
Posted by Melissa Carter-McLean on June 12, 2021
They say time heal all wounds, but only God knows how long it will take for this one to heal..
Mother D you have left and indelible mark on my heart and no doubt on the hearts of all who have been graced my your presence. You were indeed a remarkable and exceptional woman. I admired your humility, grace, poise, your strength, your love for God which was manifested in your love for people; your family, your church family and your community.

You spoke so gently yet with such confidence and authority. I will always remember you saying to me....

"Sista Mel" or "Mel Mel nuh mek nobody stop you from si God face yuh hold on to Jesus nuh mata wat n bi obedient to the Holy Spirit".

I will miss your singing, your prayers your words of encouragement, but God knows best, and His plans are perfect so we do not mourn for you as those who have no hope. Cause we are assured that you are resting in the arms of Jesus as your work here for him is complete.

Sleep on my sweet you have run well. ✨✨✨

Posted by Noelle Randall on June 12, 2021
To the family of Josephine Davis,

Take comfort in the fact that she was a thoughtful, humble, strong and selfless woman who has touched the lives of many, in positive ways. Her wonderful ways live on in all of you, as she has left a rich legacy for generations to come.

She is now in the arms of the Lord and be encouraged that He will continue to guide, comfort and strengthen you as each day comes.
Posted by Cecille Lofters on June 12, 2021
I knew you practical all my life sis Davis
You were one of my roll model in church
I could share anything with you and the advice coming from you was that of a mother
We share the same birth month
I miss you like crazy
Jesus saw that you was ready for glory so He took you
Am living my life for Jesus so we will meet over on the other side
Sleep on my dear sis/friend
Posted by Andrene Daley on June 11, 2021
If tears could build a sanctuary, and memories a lane, We would walk right back up to heaven to bring you home again!

Miss Adlyn you left behind a legacy, you were loved by everyone and I've always admire the prayer warrior that you were!

No more waking up to see you spreading out clothes, working in your garden or seeing you checking on your chicken ( Rashiv is doing a wonderful job with them now )

I know heaven has gained an angel and you're now in a better place and this is what we have to face!

Spread your wings as you go!
When God took you back he said Hallelujah
You're home
Posted by Vee Baul on June 11, 2021
The song may be over, but the melody will linger. You did a remarkable job as a wife, mom, grandmother, teacher, christian and all the names attached but too much to mention. You were truly an angel sent to warm the hearts of all those you came in contact with..Your sweet snile still lingers every time I reflect on you.. .What sweet aura when you enter a room , your lovely smile is always seen. You were indeed a beautiful soul..One that epitomizes the true meaning of principle and care..You showed love to all of us....Your values were unquestionable. We knew you were lent to us but still ask why? Your rich legacy lives on in all of us you came in contact with.. Rest In Peace phenomenal Lady Davis.
Posted by Marcia Hibbert on June 11, 2021
I have met this awesome lady only for a short while. But in an instance I felt her love and genuineness. She was so warm and polite. A lady of a huge heart. She has surely left an indelibly mark for her children to follow. A true believer of Christ she was. An epitome of an angel. Rest in Peace. Sleep on .
Posted by Marcia Harding on June 11, 2021
Sis Davis my spiritual mother she was a true woman of God I have never ever met a woman that is so loving to almost every person she come in contact with I know she was a special woman she was always there for me I call her mommy and she call me her daughter I could go to her and share things with her when I was going through my struggle she encouraged me and not only she would say just hold on I am praying for you God is going to take you through I know she is resting I really mist her don't know if I am going to get another woman like she to call mommy even though my biological mom is alive certainly she is my spiritual mom whenever she moves in the spirit at church it was such a different she doesn't moves until the spirit bids her to her space is void I will never ever forget her sleep in peace mother Davis
Posted by Kaydean Williams on June 11, 2021
Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.
(Unknown)
Mrs Davis you were the epitome of a virtuous woman. Your attributes are evident in the lives of the children you raised. You have fought a good fight, you have kept the faith. I am honored to have met you, and I know your memories will forever be in our hearts.
Sleep well dear angel.
You will be missed.
I am sure you will watch over your family, and they will continue to make you proud.
Posted by Camille Drummond-Buchanan... on June 8, 2021
Mrs. Davis was a beautiful lady inside and out. I have so many wonderful memories of her. She was God fearing, humble, graceful, modest, loving, caring, kind, and considerate. She exhibited a calm and quiet spirit at all times. Everything she did was well done, whether it was serving a meal, preparing a teaching aid, or offering wise counsel. I noticed her love of flowers and how well organised she was. She had a genuine love for people. I will always remember her. My condolences to her family. A woman such as this is priceless: her value is far above rubies. She will be missed, but her legacy lives on. Rest well Mrs. Davis I love you.

From Camille and Dorothy
Posted by Orphia Davis-Phillips on June 7, 2021
The earth was blessed with an exceptional human being. Josephine Juanita Davis. You excelled in every area of your life.

As a Christian. Your relationship with God was most important to you and you served him well.

You dearly loved your church family and as a result you were always encouraging them in the Lord. You were always witnessing and encouraging others to serve the Lord.

You were an extraordinary daughter to your parents. A loving sister to your siblings, a caring aunt and a genuine friend. 

To your immediate family you played an exemplary role for us to emulate. You were a loving, faithful and dedicated wife to your husband and a caring, exceptional and committed mother to your children and in laws. To your grandchildren you were an extraordinary grandma and as a result they enjoyed every moment with you.

As an educator for over forty years. You were passionate about educating and developing your students. As you taught them you catered to their holistic development.


To members of your community you were quite neighborly. To everyone whom you meet you were quite courteous.

We salute you as an exceptional human being. You have positively impacted our lives in so many ways and your legacy will live on.

From, Husband Ruel, Children - Jacqueline, Shawn, Orphia, O'Dean, stepson Roan, in laws and grandchildren

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Posted by Veronica Turner on June 18, 2021
Greetings all in Jesus name. My name is Veronica and I'm the daughter of the late Dorothy (Hycinth) Turner. We were so saddened to hear of our aunties passing over here in England. I remember meeting her when l visited Jamaica as a 14 years old, she was welcoming warm and loving. My mother always spoke of my aunt on multiple occasions with a warm heart. I pray for her husband, children and grandchildren that you will remain strong and be able to cope with the pain of your lost. My love and prayers to the family at this sad time xx
Posted by Constance Palmer on June 17, 2021
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal ,love leaves a memory no one can steal"
 Sympathymessages.com
I met Mrs. Davis in 2006. She helped me to embrace the brand of Savanna-La-Mar Infant School. I admired Mrs Davis for her motherly demeanor and calm spirit especially with the children she nurtured, she would view each as her own and as such we became great friends because we taught in nearby classrooms.
 We became so close we could be seen everywhere and as such we were dubbed "twins". We talked and laughed about every thing. It is as if we were inseparable. We could often be seen in the same colour shoes or handbag, just showing the love we had for each other.

Mrs Davis retiring was a blow for me. I actually pinned after her for a while. Anytime we met it was like a reunion, trying to catch up about her family and mine. We just celebrated each other's family success, plus other chit chats. Mother's Day and Teacher's Day was a must for us to call each other, so this one had me all teary eyed when I heard what had happened.

GOODBYE MY FRIEND
I know I will not see you again for now
The time spent together through the years
will help to take away the tears and pain.
I will cherish those memory
Ms., Mrs. D, or Mrs Davis as you were affectionately called by me(She would say make up your which one lol) you will be missed dearly.

Posted by Heather Spence on June 16, 2021
Saying goodbye is the hardest thing to say. Death is not the end. I know you are resting in the arms of your saviour. Mrs Davis you have finished the race of life on earth, your crown is awaiting you. You were a might woman of God and a prayer warrior. You have left behind strong Christian values for your children, grand children and family member to emulate.
Sister Phillips as you mourn the lost of your dear mother, the Spence's family continues to pray for strength at this time We pray that the God of all comfort will strengthen you and your family especially your father. The lord of host will never leave you alone. Keep strong Sis.
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Shared by Sidonnie Lindsay-Reid on June 8, 2021
I came to know this gentle giant through her daughter Orphia. Orphia and I went to college and she was such a lady. We often teased her that she was going to be a pastor's wife. So upright was Orphia in her actions, that I often wondered what home did this girl come from? It must have been a really great home with a wonderful upbringing. Someone in her home did something right. I would later have the opportunity to know where she came from, because Orphia, Camille and I would later become friends through college, and even complete our degree together. This meant that we each had to visit and spend time with each other's family especially as we always prepared together when it came to exam. I met Mrs. Davis on one of those study sessions when I left my home to stay at Orphi's home. What a warm welcoming home it was. Mrs. Davis welcomed us with open arms like we were her children. We were favoured with hotel like treatment, wonderful food served on the best platter. She was kind and gracious and I learnt that Ophia's dad and I shared the same birthday. That cemented it all for me...her family and I became fast friends. Although we didnt have more opportunities to sleep over, the little time I spent was wonderful and I can safely say, that this woman is a great woman with an exceptional character. You have passed on all your wonderful attributes through your children and so your legacy will live on. Mrs. Davis, I know you cant hear, but you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure. Rest now beautiful spirit. You have done your work and it was well done. May your soul rest in perfect peace.