Mrs. Dora Ann Davis was born on September 05, 1954, to the late Mary Austin and Herman Stell Sr. of Bessemer, Alabama. She was the fourth of seven children.
She encountered Christ at an early age and united with the Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church. She served faithfully until she was no longer able to do so due to illness.
She attended Raimund Elementary School and graduated from McAdory High School in 1972. She later found her passion and graduated from the Lawson School of Nursing. She worked in the nursing field for many years including South Haven Nursing Home in Hoover, Alabama. Her longest tenure was at Brookwood Hospital in Birmingham, Alabama, where she served as an LPN for thirty-one years.
She enjoyed the simple things in life, including watching Wheel of Fortune and working both crossword and word search puzzles. She was a dedicated member of the church choir and read the church’s announcements for many years. She was the music coordinator for the church’s annual Vacation Bible School and she coordinated the Black History presentations for many years. She was well known for her infamous banana pudding.
She leaves to cherish her memories a husband, Ronald Davis, of forty-six years; one daughter, Jacqueeta Davis Black (Christopher Black); one beloved grandson (Greyson Levi Black) who held a special place in her heart and always made her smile; one sister, Betty Stell; two sisters-in-law, Nora Stell and Jacqueline Harris; three brothers-in-law, Tyrone Davis, Broderick Davis, and Clarence Tart Jr.; a host of nieces and nephews as well as other relatives and a few special friends.