Geraldene Pettes Davis

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Geraldene Pettes Davis, age 79, of Lewisburg, died Mar. 23, 2017, at The Arbors of Willow Springs after a valiant fight with Lewy Body Dementia. She was born on April 3, 1937, alongside her fraternal twin sister, Dorothy Cory, to James & Mamie Pettes of Cornersville, TN.

She is survived by her daughters, Melanie (Billy) Stokes of Florence, AL and Michelle Head of Lewisburg; brother, Wayne (Amelia) Pettes; grandchildren, Amy (Greyson) Painter, Tamara Dooley, Lance Dooley, Kaitlyn (Dylan) Davis, Gabriel Head, Krissy Hamlin, Madison Head, and Josh Hamlin; and four great-grandchildren.

Along with her parents and sister, Geraldene was preceded in death by her spouse of fifty-nine years, Billy R. Davis, and her daughter, Janet Hamlin.

Prior to retirement in 1998, Geraldene attained the position of Accounting Supervisor for International Comfort Products (Heil Quaker) after beginning her forty-year career with the company in the mailroom. As a well-respected employee, colleague, and supervisor, Geraldene proved her integrity and loyalty time and time again. She was a member of Church Street Church of Christ.

Long known for her immense love and devotion to both family and friends, Geraldene enjoyed traveling with her husband, Billy, to various campgrounds listening to Bluegrass and enjoying time with friends turned family. She was also a world-renowned grandmother as just one name could not encompass all the love and support she had to give as Gran, Granny, Nanny, Nana, and Lil Nan.

Funeral services were conducted Sunday, Mar. 26, at 3 p.m. from the Chapel of London Funeral Home with burial to follow in Lone Oak Cemetery.

The family was at London Funeral Home for visitation on Sunday from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the MCHS Concert Choir, c/o Marshall County High School, 597 West Ellington Parkway, Lewisburg TN 37091, First Baptist Church-Florence, Building Fund, 209 North Walnut, Florence AL 35630, or United Way of Murfreesboro c/o Amy Painter.

London Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.