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LaWanda Lee Davis


Sunrise: February 11, 1958

Sunset: December 22, 2021

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.

Viewing Tuesday, January 4, 2022 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Wednesday, January 5, 2022 3:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 *Masks Required*

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    Ronald and Preda Logan says

    We shall miss you La Wanda Lee Davis at New Hope CCC. We will remember your kind and sweet disposition as you served the Lord . You have gain your Crown. Our deepest sympathy for your family may they find peace and comfort at this time

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      Lisa R Smith says

      Thank you so much Mr. and Mrs. Logan for your kind words and condolences. I will miss my sister very much. Please continue to pray for our strength. Sincerely, Lisa Smith (LaWanda’s Sister).

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    Duane Walker says

    My deepest condolences

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      Lisa R Smith says

      Thank you so much Duane. I really appreciate it. God Bless you.

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    Beverly Smith & Family says

    Deepest Sympathy to the Davis Family. Lawanda will be truly missed.

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      Lisa R Smith says

      Hello Ms. Beverly, thank you very much. Yes, she will be greatly and dearly missed.

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    Stephen A. McCain says

    Cousin Lisa,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during these very difficult times.
    Love always,
    Karen, Rachel & Stephen McCain

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    Min. Rosetta Jones & Family ( Charita, Monique, Montrail, Marcus, and Sydney) says

    Lisa,
    Praying that God comforts and strengthens you during this time, and for days to come.
    I remember LaWanda as a pleasant and respectful young lady who always greeted me with a smile. May she Rest In Peace. ❤️
    Please be assured that my family and I are here for you, and we pray you will be comforted by God’s promise as recorded in (Matthew 5:4), “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted”

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    Regina Corbett says

    My prayers are with LaWanda’s family and friends that God’s strength will carry you through this time of need. Earth have no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
    LaWanda will be missed. She was a loving and caring person. She loved serving at New Hope CCC during Vacation Bible School, Pastor’s Aid events and Church Anniversary. Whatever she could do she did it with a willing and humble heart.

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      Elaine Woodhouse says

      I am truly sorry for your loss. My deepest and most sincere condolences. Lawanda was my best friend when we attended Young Park Elementary school. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in your time of grief. Lawanda Rest In Peace and God bless!

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    sharon perkins says

    My prayers are with the family. I will miss the laughter and fun we had in church. Lawanda was a someone who was willing to help at any task from serving as a usher or working in the kitchen to help serve with any event we had. We will miss her

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    Floydie Jennings says

    My prayers and condolences to the family of LaWanda. She will be truly missed by her sisters and brothers at New Hope CCC where she was a faithful member of Bible Study and Sunday School.
    Her contagious smile and laughter will not be forgotten. To Lisa and family know that God is a comforter. So long Lawnda, no more troubles of this world, take your rest. ⚘

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