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Katherine (affectionately known as Kay) was born in Buffalo Springs, VA to Rev. Thomas and Eva Crowder who predeceased her as did her sister and two brothers, her son, Jevern Davis and her husband.

Kay received her B.S degree from Virginia State University, her M.A. from the University of Michigan, and her PHD in Philosophy from Colorado State Christian College. In 1948, she married Rev. Dr. James I. Davis, the first pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church, who predeceased her. Kay was a premier First Lady and subsequent church member giving tirelessly and generously of her talents, time, and treasures creating projects and generating funds to further the missions of Trinity. Kay served as the first African American Moderator of the Presbytery of the Miami Valley Presbyterian Women.
She was a noted educator and counselor receiving many awards and acknowledgments for her accomplishments. She retired after thirty-seven years of service. In addition to her church involvement, Kay was active in the community. Among other organizations, she was affiliated with the National Council of Negro Women, Gamma Phi Delta Sorority where she served in various capacities including National President, and a member of the Dayton Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. which recently honored her.
Kay leaves a legacy of love to her daughter Wanda Davis, three grandchildren, Deon Martin (Leah), Wenona Ross (Derek, Sr.), and JA’Michael Davis Hoag; two great grandchildren, K’yahn Martin and Derek Ross, Jr.; and special nephews, nieces, and other relatives.
The family will greet friends during a Walk-through Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 10:00am. Masks are required. Service for family members and participants only at 11:00 with Rev. Joe Whitt officiating. The service can be viewed live on the Trinity Presbyterian Church Dayton, YouTube channel. In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made to the Dr. James I. Davis Endowment Fund, Trinity Presbyterian Church, 3211 Lakeview Avenue, Dayton, OH 45417.
Professional services entrusted to W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory.
Posted by DrRhonda Gullette on June 28, 2021
Thank you Soror for a life well lived. Your life honored your family but also our great sisterhood. Your memory will be perpetuated in the hearts and minds of all who know and love you. Life is special in many ways but Heaven is far more amazing. Heaven is our home and now it’s time to Rest. ❤️
Posted by Aline Milligan on June 23, 2021
Beloved Davis Family, Our deepest sympathies for the loss of Soror Katherine Davis. Our prayers are with you at this time.

Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. Alpha Gamma Nu Chapter

Posted by Evelyn Duncan on June 12, 2021
Forever in God’s presence!

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Posted by DrRhonda Gullette on June 28, 2021
Thank you Soror for a life well lived. Your life honored your family but also our great sisterhood. Your memory will be perpetuated in the hearts and minds of all who know and love you. Life is special in many ways but Heaven is far more amazing. Heaven is our home and now it’s time to Rest. ❤️
Posted by Aline Milligan on June 23, 2021
Beloved Davis Family, Our deepest sympathies for the loss of Soror Katherine Davis. Our prayers are with you at this time.

Gamma Phi Delta Sorority, Inc. Alpha Gamma Nu Chapter

Posted by Evelyn Duncan on June 12, 2021
Forever in God’s presence!
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Shared by Evelyn Berrien on June 9, 2021
I remember the first time I met Soror Davis.  I found her to be fun, insightful and eloquent. I loved listening to her talk about her younger years and her growth.  She was an amazing role model, she will certainly be missed!