ForeverMissed
Tributes
Posted by Yvonne Bailey on June 30, 2021
I have known my sister Josephine, affectionately called Adlyn/ Addy, all my life. We grew up together and we were closely knitted and although as adults she was living in Westmoreland and I am in Kingston we never cease to maintain our closeness, she knew about my life and I know about hers.
My sister was never bitter, she had no bad-mind, she had a loving spirit and she was lovable. She demonstrated an abundance of kindness, always willing to share, and that was from we were children into adulthood. Whenever I would go to Westmoreland no matter how short the visit, she always made sure that I had food stuff to take back with me. Whenever she came to Kingston, she would bring a variety of items for the family, and that created much excitement.

Addy was such a jovial soul, one would never be in her company and have a dull moment; she never hesitated to relate some humorous experiences, especially childhood encounters and happenings in church – we just say, Addy you remember…. and she would take it from the start to finish with every detail intact, she was like the historian for the family.

She was a woman of faith, a woman of God – Loved her church and was committed to the work of the Lord.  And she served up to the time of her death. And of course she ensured that I was kept up-to-date with activities at her church.

My sister was a prayer warrior, she did not miss prayer and fasting services at her church and she also participated in some of those at other churches. So many times we would call each other and just prayed. (Those moments I will forever treasure).
It is so amazing, that she was in the Waltham Park New Testament Church of God Zoom Payer Meeting the Tuesday night of May 4, and we got the news of her death on Wednesday morning May 5.

A vehicle of strength she was, with simple words that carry truth.
Every time we spoke on the phone, her final words would be, “Love you, give Ekle a kiss for me, mek sure you give him you nuh, because me ago ask him”.
I really love my sister, I miss her so much she will forever be in my heart.
Posted by Yvonne Bailey on June 30, 2021
Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end, they simply mean I will miss you until we meet again…

Adlynn my sister (Josephine)
With whom I spent the first twelve years of her life. These were some of the happiest times I had before migrating to England.
knowing that she was always there looking out for her big brother, and sometimes risk getting a beating when covering up for me. One of the fondest memories I remember of her was the time she held on to the strap in my father's hand and said you nah beat me brother today you will have to beat me too. She was standing up for me after knowing I have done something unruly.

My father was so shocked, he just stood there looking at her, with his mouth open as though he was having a stroke. He let me go without saying a word. I was twelve she was eight, how brave was that?
Another memory of my sister was when she would sing fire deh a musmus tail him think a cool breeze this was to warm me that I was in trouble.
She was a kind, generous and loving and heart-warming person who was always willing to help others in their time of need.

She was a quiet person with an assertive attitude when need be.
I returning to Jamaica after twenty years, to find that my sister has grown into a fine lady with two wonderful children of her own called Jacqueline and Shaun. I spent the best part of my visit rekindling our relationship and forging new bonds with her and the children.

I learn of her passion for teaching, and the reasons for wanting to be an educator. She believes that all children should be able to read and write, and she wanted to do this and make a difference. She wanted to be able to help all the children in Williamsfield and the surrounding area to get the best out of their school years and have a better future.
Over the years on my visit to Jamaica, one of the things I look forward to is seeing my sister and family be able to enjoy the love and warmth they give me, to see her welcoming smile and to hear her say. My brother you come.

Thanks, for all the happy times we shared. Thanks for always having my interest at heart.
Thanks for your always welcoming smile!
Thanks for being my sister!
Memories of you will always be treasured in my mind.
I will always love you, now and forever.

Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end, they simply mean I will miss you until we meet again…
Posted by Merle Wright on June 30, 2021
“In life down here below, sometimes our love ones are called home. It leaves such an emptiness inside”.
We know you are heartbroken and can’t stop crying. You might be thinking of how cruel death is because it took your precious love one away
BUT
“What a comfort it is to know, she’s just at rest with the Lord. Christians never die, they only say goodbye”.

The first time we met her, we saw a beautiful soul inside out. We saw a woman who loved God, who loved her family and who loved people. We always admired how this family was so closely knitted together.

She had a smile that brightened up the darkest and cloudiest days. This smile also warmed every heart and lightened the lives of everyone she encountered.

She was very kind and supportive. She rarely missed a special function at Bird Mountain Baptist Church and she would always visit with her family.

Sister Davis was a prayer warrior who left nothing to chance or luck. When there was a situation, she would say “I will pray with you”.

We were shocked to hear of your passing sis. Josephine but as long as the sun shines, the wind blows, the rain falls, you will live inside of us forever. Until then, rest well my dear sister.

We know it can’t be easy for you family members but stay strong. We know God will give you peace, strength and comfort through this time of sadness because He is the great Comforter.❤️

From Pastor Wright & Family
Posted by Joan McIntosh on June 29, 2021
Mrs Josephine Juanita Davis (Jo Jo): A friend, confidant and more so a child of God is gone "too soon" but I am comfortable by the fact that she is in a better place. I met Mrs Davis along with Miss Sankey when they join the staff at Savanna la mar Infant school in 1988. We quickly bonded like mother and daughters. Her love, encouragement, prayers and values were my daily source of inspiration. Mrs Davis loved her God and her family with a passion and she would express such every chance she got. 

I can almost see that unique smile, hear that contagious laugh as we often engage ourselves in girl time. She would often day to me "yuh si yuh little girl, yuh nuh easy enuh" then she would laugh again. We shared great and valuable moments and these will be treasured forever.

I really miss such a dear soul. Sharing was her hobby as we would all parttake of goodies, fruits, food and the precious cinnamon from her home. She loved, laughed, cared, encouraged and motivated many - A Phenomenal Woman. 

To Cleve and the children I say be strong and be consoled that she has lived a good and God fearing life and such a role model and mentor for you and others. Gone too soon is telling all of us that God takes the best so be prepared for the grand welcome to the heavenly realm.
Forever missed ♥️
Posted by Beverley Knight-Davis on June 28, 2021
Adlyn I remember the days we spent together, walking together from church. You are an angel in the shape of all the values that we all wishe to live by. You're respectful, honest, caring, resilient and the list goes on. But the two most values that sums you up are Humility/ humanity and loyalty. You have been so loyal to your family, friends and people on a whole. Not many of us can live by that. I'm so glad that your children got to see the person you were. You're an example of humbleness. I missed you but God took you home. In Everlasting peace and love  Beverley and Family XX
Posted by Deserene Clarke on June 27, 2021
“Tears will never stain the streets of that city
No wreaths of death on my mansion door
Teardrops aren’t welcome beyond the gates of glory
For the heart will never break anymore” (The Grace Thrillers).

We are deeply saddened and heartbroken as we extend condolences to our brother Ruel (Cleve) as well as his children and grandchildren, on the passing of his wife Josephine, affectionally called Adlyn. However, we take comfort in knowing that our loss is heaven’s gain. As the Grace Thrillers articulate in their very fitting song, she is inside the gates of Glory where the “heart will never break anymore.”
Adlyn was married to our brother for many years and their union produced four beautiful, talented, educated and God-fearing children. As a teacher and role model, she ensured that all her children received and completed tertiary education. Some of the adjectives that adequately describe her are: caring, loving, kind, nurturing, humble, dedicated, disciplined, and the list goes on – qualities that are emulated by her children.
As a Christian and devoted child of God, she was a stalwart for the gospel of Jesus Christ. Her religious foundation was laid at the Williamsfield New Testament Church of God which contributed to her spiritual growth and development. This led to her, serving in almost all positions with passion and enthusiasm. As a result of her nurturing disposition, the young people of the church gravitated to her because they could always find a comforting shoulder on which to lean.
Josephine Juanita Davis (Sister Adlyn) wife, mother, grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, educator, friend, woman of God, gentle giant, we miss you, but we will meet you again in the land where we will never say goodbye.
May her soul rest in peace and rise in glory.
Brothers-in-law: Hansford & Sebert. Sisters-in-law: Veita, Helen, Veronica & Deserene
Posted by Juliet Bailey on June 27, 2021
God looked around his garden,
And found an empty place
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your tired face.
He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest.
God's garden must be beautiful
He always take the best.
He closed your weary eyes
And whispered 'Peace bethine'
It broke our hearts to lose you.
But you didn't go alone
For part of us went with you.
The day God called you home.

Mrs. Davis was a true woman of God, a mother figure to me and a friend. You will be truly missed. May her soul rest in peace.
Posted by Estille Young on June 27, 2021
     Josephine (Adlyn) Davis, one of my younger sisters was quiet, very observant, loving and kind. We did not live together for long because i left Jamaica when she was in elementary school. However, we continued communication by mail. When I returned to Jamaica, our sisterly relationship renewed.
     She was an excellent mother to her children, an attentive grandmother, a devoted wife and a committed church activist. My two children loved her very much and mentioned her in most of our family conversations.
     My last physical encounter with her was in 2019.  When I was ready to return to the USA, I went to say goodbye. We had a meal and she gave me coconut candy for Vanessa. I said goodbye and went to sit in the front passenger seat of the car. She came to the open window of the car, put her arms around my shoulders, kissed my left cheek and said “ I love you.” That was my forever moment with my sister. 
      Adlyn, you will never be forgotten. I will always love you. Rest In Peace.
Posted by Alton Daley on June 27, 2021
Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end, they simply mean I will miss you until we meet again…

Adlynn my sister (Josephine)
With whom I spent the first twelve years of her life. These were some of the happiest times I had before migrating to England.
knowing that she was always there looking out for her big brother, and sometimes risk getting a beating when covering up for me. One of the fondest memories I remember of her was the time she held on to the strap in my father's hand and said you nah beat me brother today you will have to beat me too. She was standing up for me after knowing I have done something unruly.

My father was so shocked, he just stood there looking at her, with his mouth open as though he was having a stroke. He let me go without saying a word. I was twelve she was eight, how brave was that?
Another memory of my sister was when she would sing fire deh a musmus tail him think a cool breeze this was to warm me that I was in trouble.
She was a kind, generous and loving and heart-warming person who was always willing to help others in their time of need.

She was a quiet person with an assertive attitude when need be.
I returning to Jamaica after twenty years, to find that my sister has grown into a fine lady with two wonderful children of her own called Jacqueline and Shaun. I spent the best part of my visit rekindling our relationship and forging new bonds with her and the children.

I learn of her passion for teaching, and the reasons for wanting to be an educator. She believes that all children should be able to read and write, and she wanted to do this and make a difference. She wanted to be able to help all the children in Williamsfield and the surrounding area to get the best out of their school years and have a better future.
Over the years on my visit to Jamaica, one of the things I look forward to is seeing my sister and family be able to enjoy the love and warmth they give me, to see her welcoming smile and to hear her say. My brother you come.

Thanks, for all the happy times we shared. Thanks for always having my interest at heart.
Thanks for your always welcoming smile!
Thanks for being my sister!
Memories of you will always be treasured in my heart.
I will always love you, now and forever.

Goodbyes are not forever, goodbyes are not the end, they simply mean I will miss you until we meet again…
Rest in Peace.

Posted by Paulette Goslin on June 26, 2021
Mrs. Davis (Sister Davis) was such a quiet, soft spoken and pleasant sister in Christ who was always giving us positive, encouraging words. She was so warm and caring. She has now left with us some very precious memories of our times spent together. May we cherish those memories and may take comfort from the God she served wholeheartedly.
Posted by Yvonne Bailey on June 25, 2021
Words are inadequate to express my regret of the passing of my dear sister. Proverbs 31 ... Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies represents a Godly woman Josephine Juanita Davis (Adlyn).

The beauty of the description decorates every aspect of her life from home, church , school ,marriage family and community. She is honorable ,noble, diligent influential ,caring and loving . The reflection of the qualities and degrees of value, trust ,goodness, administration, benevolence and entrepreneurship will never be forgotten .

Her excellent performances were not seasonal, but were underlined by the phrase " all the days of her life" and well seasoned by God's Grace . Sister, I miss you. Rest in Peace
Posted by Syretta (Fiona) Smith on June 22, 2021
A friend, a mother, a sister, a wife, a councilor, an encourager and a prayer warrior. You were so much and more to so many prople. Words cannot express our love and gratitude towards you. Ms. Adlin, you were one of the persons who I always knew prayed for me; you would take the time out of your busy schedule to call me and encourage me to come back to the lord when I was a backslider and when you heard that I returned to the fold you were filled with gladness and mirth, even today I can still remember your words "When are you going to come visit us? We miss you." And it pains my heart to know that I will not hear or see you again, I will not hear your laughter, I will not bask in the joy that fills me whenever I see that pleasant smile on your face. Oh Ms. Adlin I miss you, we miss you. Continue to sleep in the arms of Jesus, some sweet day we'll meet again in the sweet by and by. You will forever live on in my heart. Thank you for blessing us with 71 years of your love, rest well my beloved, Sister/Mother/Friend.
Posted by Cecile Boyd on June 22, 2021
I have known Mrs Davis for over 20yrs. I met her when she joined the Staff of the Savanna la Mar Infant School..she had a lovely smile and an easy going personality. Our classrooms were close to each other so we worked, shared, planned and ate together. After retirement we saw each other sometimes and we greeted each other warmly. Sleep on my sister.take your rest..Mr. Davis ,Jackie, Shawn, Orphia and Odean, grandchildren and other family members God promised He would never leave you nor fosake you..Trust in Him always. REST IN PEACE MRS DAVIS.
I will always remember you
Posted by Carleen Austin-Williams on June 20, 2021
Losing a mother is the hardest thing we will ever experience. Saying goodbye to the person who gave us life, and the relationship we form over the years, will bring sadness to our hearts when you think of the good times we shared

I hope that when you remember Mummy Josephine your heart will be happy and not sad, remember the good times you had, or the funny things she'd say. Remember how she loved and cared for you.
I encourage you not to lose heart because you'll see her again when we all reach that distant shore.
I pray God will give every member of the family comfort as you struggle through your thoughts and memories of the amazing woman, wife and mom she was. I pray God continue to bless your hearts as you grieve your lost.


Posted by Alecia Spence on June 18, 2021
The last time I saw you I wanted to hug you so bad but because of covid am not saying good bye See you later beautiful. You always see what God sees in me/us as youths in church always encouraging me/us to press nuh watch nuh face only obey God you would always say. I love you for believing in me and the calling God have place on my life I will never forget you because I quote you every chance I get your last words to me "God only chooses a soldier He can Trust" thank you forever in my heart.
Posted by Venisha ( Kim ) Goulburne... on June 18, 2021
My Deepest Condolences To All The Family And Friends.My Heart Is Broken But God Knows Best.My God Mother I Have Many Beautiful Memories That Brings Me Comfort And Joy To Have Known And Love You Memories That I Will Cherish Forever. Thank You For Being The Best And Showing Me How A God Mother Role Should Be Played. Thank you For Always Caring For Me When I Would Be In Your Home From Sunrise To Sunset When My Home Is Only A Stone Throw Away Because I Wanted To Spend All Day And Sometimes Night With Orphia And Odean Just To Play. Thank You For Always Encouraging Me To Get To Know God. I Can Still Hear You Saying "Make Sure You Are Ready For Church Sunday To Go Down With Us". And I Would Always Just Smile. My Baby Paityn Didn't Get A Chance To Meet You But I Am Very Happy You Got To Smile And Blessed Her On Our Last Video Call Back In March.To Jackie Shawn Orphia And Odean Your Mother Was Indeed An Exceptional Person God Has Her Now Wrapped In His Arms Of Protection. To Uncle Clive I Know Your Heart Is Broken But Keep Strong Pops, Your Beautiful Wife Is Only Absent In Body But Her Loving Spirit lingers With You.We Miss You Our Prayer Warrior And Beautiful Woman Of God.May Your Soul Rest In Heavenly Peace.
Posted by Trishana Daley on June 18, 2021
Aunt Adlyn, it is hard to believe that the angels have carried you home at a time we least expected. I can hardly take in the fact that your sudden demise has unexpectedly terminated the moments that the family enjoyed with you.

Auntie, you were to me a beautiful flower plucked from the flower bed to be sweet- smelling savor in the presence of your maker. It is hard to come to terms with the fact that I will never see and hear from you again. Your benevolent smile lifted my heart when we use to see each other.

Your death has left a huge void in my heart that only time can heal. I was hoping whenever I come to Jamaica you would meet my husband . Only the good Lord knows best. I love you dearly Aunt Adlyn. You will
forever be in my heart.
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"
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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.
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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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