LaWanda L. Davis, 63, of King Court, Chesapeake, Virginia transitioned Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in Norfolk, Virginia. LaWanda was born in Norfolk, Virginia to Mr. Willie Davis Sr. and Mrs. Ernestine Melvin (Smith). She was preceded in death by her mother, Ernestine Smith, her brother, Willie Davis Jr., her father, Willie Davis Sr., and her step-father Richard Smith.
She was a graduate of Indian River High School. After graduating high school, she entered the United States Army, serving her country for several years and was honorably discharged. One of her biggest joys was working alongside her father at his Restaurant, Carolina’s Soul Food for over 15 years. She served as a volunteer with Norfolk Public Schools and began working as a Food Service worker with Chesapeake Public Schools.
She was a faithful member of New Hope Congregational Christian Church for over eight years in Norfolk, VA where she served on the Usher Board and Hospitality Committee. Most importantly, she was dedicated to the late Pastor Michele Donaldson for most of her transportation needs.
She leaves to cherish her memory her sister, Lisa Smith of Chesapeake, VA; two nieces, Angel Kearney and Precious Kearney of Chesapeake, VA; four great nieces, Marresha Kearney, Mi’Angel Kearney, Renavia Kearney and Tyshira Kearney; one great nephew, Terrion Kearney of Chesapeake, VA; two great-great nephews; Ahmir Kearney and Messiah Ferguson; aunt, Barbara Ann Stith of Norfolk, VA; stepmother, Louise Davis of Norfolk, VA; two step-sisters, Gwendolyn Johnson of Chesapeake, VA, Brenda Sansbury (Leander) of Virginia Beach, VA; God Mother, Francis Bryant (James), dear friends, Rosa Cartwright (Arthur) (affectionally known as Sister Rosa), Rosa Turner and Melvin Williams (Doris); a host of family and friends.