Marie E. Davis (Burnett) Todd was born on June 4, 1921, in Suffolk, Virginia to the late Willie Davis and late Mary L. (Davis) Mills. She was the sister of the late Mildred Davis Gordon, the late Ruby Stewart, the late James Davis, and the late Lester Davis. She departed this life January 24, 2024, in Portsmouth, Virginia.
Her early years were spent in Drivers, Virginia. She was educated in the Suffolk Public School System and Portsmouth Public School System. At an early age she accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at Little Zion Baptist Church, Suffolk, Virginia.
Marie Todd spent many years working at the Naval Base and Craney Island in various occupations in food service until she retired in 1986. She was awarded many commendations for her superior work ethic.
Marie became a member of First Baptist Church South Portsmouth, Virginia. She served faithfully until her health would no longer allow. The ministries she served on in every way included the Usher Board #2, Missionary Choir, Gospel Choir, the Willing Workers, Pastor Aid, Women’s Ministry, Kitchen Committee, and Young at Heart Ministry.
She was a loving person. Though she bore no children of her own she dedicated her life to many family members in the capacity of an aunt, a grandmother, great grandmother, and great-great grandmother. She played a significant role in helping to shape the lives of a lot of young people in the family, church, and community. She leaves to cherish in her memory whom she reared from birth, Mark A. Mills, a loving son. Also, she leaves to cherish her memory Sharon Gordon, Eldeana Jones, Luella Harrell, Matthew Davis, Laverne Kenon, Maggie Lawrence, George Coley Jr., Ernest Coley, Keith Coley, Kenneth Coley, Diane Coley, a host of great grand, and great-great grandchildren, and a host of relatives and friends.