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Celebrating the life of....Catherine "Tuts" Elizabeth Nelson Davis

Family Gathering: 330 Carroll Street

Thomasville, NC 27360

Public Visitation: Friday, August 7, 2020

1:00 - 6:00 pm

S.E. Thomas Funeral & Cremation Services

Graveside Service: Saturday, August 8, 2020

1:30 pm

Thomasville City Cemetery

205 Memorial Park Drive

Thomasville, NC 27360


Catherine Elizabeth Nelson Davis the daughter of the late Luke Nelson and the late Annetta Robinson Oliver was born on January 1, 1939, in Thomasville, North Carolina. Her life’s journey came to a quiet and peaceful close on Monday, August 3, 2020.

She attended the public schools of Thomasville, North Carolina and graduated with the Class of 1956 from Church Street School. “Tuts” or “GG” as she was well known by family and friends was a devoted member of Central United Methodist Church. Her ministries were President of the Usher Board for over 25 years, Pastor Parrish, Methodist Women and Kitchen committee member.

Our memories will always reflect what a wonderful person she was. Her outgoing personality, open heart and loving spirit will truly be missed. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. Her hobbies were gardening, sewing and cooking. Catherine was a cook by profession for Kern Street School. Her mastered dishes were her famous stew beef, sweet potatoes pies, and 7-Up cake which will resonate with us forever.

In addition to her parents, Catherine was preceded in death by her husband, John Lee Davis Sr., her son, John Lee Davis Jr., and her brother, Louis Nelson.

Surviving to carry her legacy are her son Antonio (Maggie) Davis; two daughters, Nedra (Leo) Gregg and Pandora Cole all of Thomasville, NC; a special son, Corey (Nicole) Robinson of the Netherlands; a stepson, Cecil Mock of Liberty, NC; two stepdaughters, Janet Burton of Thomasville and Helen Mock of High Point, NC; four grandchildren, one which she reared in her home, Tyan (David) Prince, Antonio Rubin, Alliyah Davis and Davesha Cole; seven step grandchildren and six great grandchildren and a host of special nieces and nephews, two cousins, Robert Archie and Ola Mae all of East Spencer, and other relatives she loved.

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