Clyda Madeline Braxton Davis, 93, completed her earthly journey on Thursday, October 3, 2019. She was lovingly known by her family and friends as “Mac”. She transitioned from labor to reward while surrounded by her family at Kitty Askins Hospice Center, Goldsboro, NC. Mac was born in Lenoir County on January 24, 1926 to the late Clyde and Ethel Braxton. She is preceded in death by her husband C.B. Davis, Jr., brother Earl Braxton and sister Grace Murphy.
She is survived by her daughter Connie Fussell and husband Glenn of Grifton, son Gary Davis and wife Diane of Kinston, grandchildren Karma Warren and husband Quinton, Scott Fussell and wife Misty, Allison Tilghman and husband Chris, Michael Davis and wife Caroline, step-granddaughters Marla Capes, Shanna Anderson and husband Curt, great-grandchildren Samantha Warren, Taylor Fussell, Zachary Tilghman, Drew Tilghman, Macy Fussell, Camden Tilghman, Madelyn Davis, Kevin Cook, Alexis McElhannon and Austin Anderson, sister Joyce Taylor of Kinston. She leaves a legacy of love with many nieces and nephews and special friend of many years, Mildred West.
Mac graduated from Contentnea High School in 1944. She was a faithful member of Bethel Christian Church where she enjoyed singing in the choir and serving as a Deaconess. She enjoyed baking cakes for church bake sales and cooking for church gatherings. She retired from E.I. DuPont after 33 years of service. In retirement, she enjoyed gardening, arranging flowers, sewing, traveling with family and friends, shopping and fishing at her vacation home at South River. She also enjoyed cooking Sunday lunch for her family, going out to eat with her family and friends, listening to gospel music and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She served her community by helping neighbors in need, donating to charities and serving as a member of the Grifton Planning Board.
Visitation will be held at Howard-Carter Funeral Home Wednesday, October 9, 2019 from 1:00pm-2:00pm with funeral beginning at 2:00pm. Graveside will follow at Pinelawn Memorial Park. Family will receive friends at other times at the home of Connie Fussell.
Contributions may be made to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Ct. Goldsboro NC or to 902 Church, 2009 Carey Road, Kinston NC.