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Jean Eggers Davis

February 9, 1927 ~ October 4, 2018 (age 91)

Mrs. Jean Eggers Davis, age 91, of Sanford, NC, died Thursday, October 4, 2018 surrounded by family.

She was born in Watauga County, NC on February 9, 1927 to the late Thomas Orville Eggers and Della Elizabeth Penley Eggers.  In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband Rev. Jefferson Woodrow Davis; one brother; two sisters and a grandson Michael R. Watson Jr.  Mrs. Davis, along with her late husband, served the Methodist Churches for 50 plus years.  She and her husband served in the ministry hand-in-hand.  Her priorities were church, family and loved gardening and her flowers.

She is survived by daughter Libby Davis Farthing and husband Bill of Kokomo, IN, daughter Evelyn Davis Watson and husband Mike of Sanford, son Billy Davis and wife Rita of Sanford and daughter Martha Davis Meeks and husband Jarrell of Sanford; grandchildren Jeannie and Todd Gambill, Julie and Greg Griffin, Catherine Farthing, Rhonda and Barry Wright, Laura Watson, Jeffrey and Tonya Davis, Renee and Ronnie Fields, David and Heather McBurnett, William and Ashley McBurnett, James and Danielle McBurnett, Sara and Jeff Brewer and Patrick and Randie Meeks; 26 great-grandchildren and 7 great-great-grandchildren.

Burial will be held prior to the visitation and service at Lemon Springs United Methodist Church cemetery, Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 2:30 PM, 7225 Lemon Springs Road, Sanford, NC 27332. The family will receive friends Saturday, October 6, 2018 from 3:30 PM to 5:30 PM in the sanctuary of Jonesboro United Methodist Church, 407 West Main Street, Sanford, NC 27332.  The service will follow at 5:30 PM with Rev. Andi Woodhouse and Rev. Terry Bryant officiating.  At other times the family will be receiving friends at the home of Evelyn and Mike Watson.

Memorials may be made to Christian United Outreach Center of Lee County (CUOC), PO Box 2217, Sanford, NC 27331-2217.

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