Betty White Davis

Sunrise: June 20, 1945

Sunset: January 1, 2022

Mrs. Betty W. Davis was born on June 20, 1945, in Norfolk, VA, to Norma White & Furman Williams. Betty was a proud graduate of the historic Booker T Washington High School class of 1963. Betty married her high school sweetheart, Milton L. Davis, that same year. Together they had five children, Kevin, Kimberly, Kenneth, Ernestine & Kelly.

Betty earned her post education at Norfolk State, Virginia State and Old Dominion Universities. Betty was a Family Nurse Practitioner and The Owner of Physical Health Matters, LLC. Betty spent her career serving others and her community in various venues including, Maryview Hospital, Norfolk Detention Center, Primary Care Specialist, Churchland Psychological Center, The Bon Secure Foundation and A Battered Women’s Shelter.  Betty was also commissioned as a First Lieutenant in the United States Army Nurse Corps where she served her country faithfully during Desert Shield/Storm.

Betty served her community as a sponsor for the ladies of her local “fellowship”, providing physicals for local middle and high school athletes, and Norfolk Parks and Recreation over the years. Betty also served as a member of the board at Lake Taylor Transitional Care Facility in Norfolk, Virginia, sworn in by Norfolk’s current Mayor, The Honorable Kenneth Alexander.

Betty was a Christian Woman of God, serving as a homeland and global Missionary. Betty was a member of Second Calvary Baptist Church, Norfolk Virginia, Rev. Dr. G. V Guns is the Senior Pastor. She served as a member of the Praise and Worship ministry in The Gospel, Combined and Women’s Day choirs as well as on The Praise team. Betty was also a Sunday School and Vacation Bible School Teacher as well as a part of The Services and Helps Ministry serving as a greeter and usher. Betty also served as the past Elder of both The Health and Wellness and The Missions and Evangelism Ministries. She has traveled to Africa, Israel, Singapore and Hatti doing The Lord’s work.

Betty was predeceased by her husband of forty-three years, Milton L. Davis. Left to cherish her memories are her mother, Mrs. Norma Whitaker, children, Kevin (Nicole), Kimberly, Kenneth (Rene), Ernestine (Derrick) & Kelly. Six grandchildren, Keena, Kenneth, Kentrell, Kennesha, Bria & Jordan. Three great grandchildren, Love, Kiara & Kayla. One brother, Calvin (Jennifer), five sisters, Eleanor (Charles), Furma, Chrystal, Kathy (Albert) and Glynis (Kevin), aunts and uncles, four sisters in laws, Carolyn, Alice, Sharon & Stella, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins & friends.

Viewing Sunday, January 9, 2022 12:00pm - 4:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service Monday, January 10, 2022 11:00am Second Calvary Baptist Church 2940 Corprew Avenue Norfolk, VA 23504 Interment Saint Mary's Catholic Cemetery 3000 Church Street Norfolk, VA 23504 *Masks Required*

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    Kristi Cheeks-Mitchell says

    Condolences to the Davis & Whitaker Family! She was a wonderful, Strong, and Fierce Black woman! She will surely be missed! From: Mable Sanders & Family 💔❤🙏

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      Deborahcuffee says

      You have my condolences and prayers.live deborah cuffee

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    Elaine Fennell says

    My condolences to the Davis & Whitaker Family on the passing of Sister Betty Davis. Though it saddened me to hear of her passing, it is a comfort to know that Betty is serving God through that “beautiful voice” and, her willingness to always avail of herself to assist anytime there was a medical, teaching, and spiritual need. Bettie’s legacy will continue to live on through her Children and Grandchildren. Betty will be missed by us all here at SCBC.

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      Mickey Spencer says

      My condolences to the Davis and Whitaker family, Betty and worked together for many years, I remember how excited she was regarding her first grandchild, and what she should be called (lol), she was such a great person. I am glad to have shared this journey called life with such a remarkable person. Peace and Love.

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    Judith Walston Henderson says

    My heartfelt condolences to Deaconess Kimberly Davis and the entire Davis and Whitaker Family. Words cannot express the heartbreak that is being felt for your loss. May God comfort you during this most difficult journey and in the days to follow.

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    Kimberly Davis says

    RIP Angel Mommy!!💔🤦🏽‍♀️

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    Deborah E Mapp says

    To the Davis & Whitaker Family:
    While it makes me sad to learn of Bettie’s passing, I know that she is resting with Jesus. She had a kind and loving spirit. She was truly a lady who loved God and others and did not mind extending herself for service. We love you and we pray that God will comfort and keep each of you as only He care. Blessings and love.

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    Marie&Robert Fischer. says

    To The Davis and Whitaker family.So sorry for your loss.My prayers and spirit are with all the family and friends.
    I was privileged to me Betty 39yrs ago my husband and myself.She was an Angel walking among all.I shall miss her spirit,her humor, wisdom,and grace.I know she is dancing with the Angels ..RIP my wonderful friend.Love you.

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      Renee Hartsfield says

      To the Davis family. Altgough I am sadden to hear of Betty’s passing, I choose to reminisce on the good times we shared. She was not only a fellow soldier (Fort Lee) she was a friend and I will cherish the precious times we spent together.

      I will keep you all, the bereaved family, in my prayers as you go through this time of sorrow.

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    JeanWalker says

    To Kimberly Davis and family May God comfort you during this difficult time as Ms. Betty is resting in the arms of the almighty. She will be missed by all who knew her and the many lives she touched
    Jean Arlene Walker

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    Gracie McIntyre says

    To the Davis family my condolences, I will miss you and those lunches we would have together, an amazing lady with a lovely smile.
    RIH, 💐🫂🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

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    Janice Lee & Family says

    Sending Our Deepest Condolences To the family of Mrs.Betty Davis..With each new day may PEACE find a place in your hearts. As you walk through this time of loss, may you know that the Lord walks with you and he will comfort you. – May God bless All of you.. 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾

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    Sending our deepest Condolences to The Davis Family. May God give you strength and comfort during this time of bereavement. Mrs. Davis was a beautiful person inside and out. She will be missed but just know she is in a better place. Rest In Peace Mrs Davis…May God Bless you all.

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    BJ Terry says

    Betty White Davis,
    Your Army buddies will miss you dearly. Until we meet again ……. Major BJ Terry (R) and Colonel Carol Butts (R)
    SIGNED: Terry and Butts Family

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    Troy and Sherae Griffin and Family says

    To Kim, Jordan, and the entire Davis family; please know that we love you always and we join you in celebrating Mrs Betty’s triumphant reward in Heaven. Praying God’s peace be with you forever! 🙏🏽

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    Avis B. Fowler says

    Kimberly Davis and Family!
    You have my deepest Condolences and are in my thoughts and prayers! Rest In Peace Mrs. Davis.

    Avis Braxton Fowler

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    Avis McDaniel says

    Kim Davis and Family, My condolences to you and the family. There’s no words that I can say to make you feel better just know that I’m continuely keeping you in my prayers

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    June L. Neal says

    Condolences to Kenneth, Rena and the Davis family, Mrs. Whitaker during this time of loss. Mrs. Davis will be greatly missed in this family, I always enjoyed seeing her enjoying life with that big smile and gentleness and love for dancing. She loved her family with a greatness, may you cherish the memories you hold dear to your heart and continue the love she showed through each other.
    We love you and praying for your peace and comfort.

    Auntie June

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    Nadine Rountree says

    Sorry for your loss I’ll miss Betty

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    Cheryle Johnson says

    I am sending my sincere love and sympathy to Betty’s family. I have known Betty for over 30 years. What a gem she was! We had many, many talks over the years. I am so glad our paths crossed. I am forever grateful to call her my friend. Betty had such love and compassion for people. May your wonderful memories of her be of comfort to you.
    John 5:28,29

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    Mary Cooke says

    Deepest sympathy and condolences to the Davis and Whitaker family,”Earth has no sorrow that Heaven can not heal….

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    Valor Foy Jones says

    Condolences to the Davis and Whitaker family. Many fond memories of you and the family, especially seeing you at Kenner Army hospital taking care of my husband. I knew right then he was in good hands.
    Love you all!!

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    Donna Williams says

    Sincere prayers of comfort and condolences to the Davis & Whitaker family! I have fond memories of Mrs. Davis!
    God bless the family!

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    Stanley Drew says

    My deepest condolences to the Family in the passing of Betty…as a tike I remember her & Soup always together inseparable it might seem…losing a love one is never easy but Earth has no sorry that Heaven can’t heal 💔…May God grant you Peace & Comfort until you meet again…This I pray in Jesus name…Amen…Skip Drew Baltimore Maryland…

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    Deloris Orick says

    To the entire family of Mrs. Davis: Mrs. Davis was a jewel. I met her at a time when I was dealing with lots of “inner pain” from having lost my son, my parents, some friends/classmates, some cousins, some co-workers, and having 2 sick brothers. She and I talked about everything – sharing our trials and tribulations of life. She was easy to talk to. I saw her as a very strong , spiritual woman. She was truly an inspiration to me. I was contacted by her office last year letting me know that Mrs. Davis was sick. Later on, they contacted me telling me she was retiring and would not be returning to work. I didn’t know until today (Feb 18, 2022) that she had passed away. My heart is truly broken. I am still in shock. Mrs. Davis was my therapist and my friend. I am so sorry that she left us but I know she’s happy as she rejoices with God, the angels, her husband, and all the others that she loved so dearly who passed away before her. Lean on your faith and on each other. Keep your memories in heart – for she will live in your hearts forever. When missing her, think of the good times you had together, the love you shared, the hurdles of life that you faced together, and the list goes on and on. Rest in peace Miss Betty (as I called her). I am already missing you.

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