BROOKWOOD – Margie Rivenbark Davis, age 80, of Brookwood, AL, went home to be with the Lord, February 4, 2020, at McLeod Hospice House. Memorial Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Fleetwood Baptist Church, 13541 AL-216, Cottondale, AL 35453,with Rev. James Boyd and Rev. Gary Youngblood officiating. Visitation will be 1 – 2 p.m. prior to services at the church.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Timothy Albert and Annie Jane Rivenbark; husband, Jasper Earl Davis; sisters, Mary Wagstaff and Hazel Harts; brothers, Robert Rivenbark, Cornelius Rivenbark, Elmo Rivenbark and Simon Rivenbark; son, Keith Ray Davis; and son-in-law, Bruce Allen Mabe.
Survivors include her daughters, Sheila McCay Wiggins (Bo) and Rita McCay Mabe; sons, Teddy Ray McCay (Vicki) and Mark David McCay (Rhonda), Kevin Davis (Julie), and Kenny Davis (Jeannine); sisters, Florence R. Ammons of Mullins SC, Sally Moody of Dudley NC, Shirley Lancaster of Spartanburg, SC, and Marcie Davis of Burgaw, NC; 18 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
She loved spending time with family. “Shooting the moon,” in a card game was her specialty. Her concern for the next generation was expressed in her questions, “When are you getting married?” and “When are you having a baby?” Reminding us always, “If you wait until you can afford them, you’ll never have any.” She loved children and doted on her greats and grands, spoiling them rotten every chance she got. She was lovingly known as Mother, Mama, Muds, Grandmother, The Marge, and even Old Goat. Full of personality and opinions on every subject, one never was sure how a conversation might go. One thing was sure this little lady, standing just over four feet high with her signature strawberry-blonde-bee-hive-hairdo and stacked high heels, would prevail in almost every argument. Her faith in God was as stubborn as she. We miss her terribly but rejoice in the knowledge she is spending eternity in Heaven with Jesus and those who went before.
Honorary pallbearers are Dr. William Hazelwood, the ICU and Hospice nurses of McLeod Health in Florence, SC. Their unique style of ministry from sharing a passage of Scripture to singing of a favorite hymn made the preparations for her flight home a little bit easier for those she left behind.
Donations may be made to the McLeod Guest House, a “Home away from Home” for patients and families of the health system. 422 E Cheves St, Florence, SC 29506
In light of the travel restrictions and recommendations to limit social gatherings, we wanted to make the service available to all who could not physically attend. Please share in our celebration of Margie Davis and the life she lived.