Mary Retha Battles Davis
1926 - 2021
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Mary Retha Battles Davis departed this life on Tuesday, January 19,2021 at North Oaks Hospital in Hammond, Louisiana. She was born in Amite, Louisiana on March 30th, 1926 and was 94 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, George Wilson Davis. She was a lifelong member of Westview Baptist Church. Along with her husband, they raised three boys on a dairy farm. She was a woman of many talents. This ranged from being a good mother, a seamstress, a great cook, teaching Sunday school and bible school, caring for grandchildren and even milking cows. She was a woman of strong convictions and could work circles around anyone until she suffered a debilitating stroke at the age of 67. Through family support and her husband by her side, they continued to live many good years together and she will be missed by all. Survived by three sons; Glen Wilson Davis and wife, Sheelah, Baton Rouge, Lyndon Earl Davis and wife Lisa, Amite, and David Brent Davis and wife Barbara, Amite. Six grandchildren; Robert Davis and wife Aja, Prairieville, Emily Chenier and husband Kevin, Prairieville, Julie Neidhamer, Amite, Ashley Gilbert and husband Brandon, Laurel, Mississippi, Marlyn Davis, Amite and Brent Davis and wife Mandy, Amite, included are seven great grandchildren; Brooks and Brady Davis, Kate and Kendall Chenier, Cade and Ashlyn Neidhamer, Karli, Eden and Melody Gilbert, Karsyn and Wade Davis. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Nathan Clifford Battles and Lucille Bennett Battles, three brothers, Melvin Battles, Clifford Battles and Jimmie Battles and two sisters, Clara Battles Bennett and Margie Battles Drude. A private family service will be held at McKneely Funeral Home in Amite followed by burial at Killian Chapel Cemetery. Special thanks to the staff at Belle Maison Nursing Home in Hammond, Louisiana for the care and support they provided over the last few years. Memorial donations may be made to the American Stroke Foundation at www.americanstroke.org. For an online guestbook, visit http://www.mckneelys.com.

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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 22 to Jan. 23, 2021.
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January 23, 2021
So very sorry to see that Aunt Mary Aretha has passed. I wish we could be there for you but I understand that covid is a problem. I hope that y’all were able to see her some before she passed and I know it’s been a terrible year being unable to see to her needs. Love you Glenn, Lyndon Earl and David and all your family.
Robin Gray
Family
January 23, 2021
I am so sorry for your loss. Your Wonderful memories will carry you forward. Prayers for the family. Ms Mary was a beautiful lady and will be missed
Sara Brumfield
Friend
January 23, 2021
So sorry to hear of Ms. Retha’s passing, all of you will be in our prayers. She was a great friend of my mama and I have so many great memories of her. Love to all of you,
Carolyn & Sterling Smith
Carolyn Smith
Friend
January 22, 2021
Glen, Lyndon Earl, David, family, and friends, I am sending care and condolences at the passing of your mother. I have fond memories of the Davis family. My care for your family grew from my relatives, the Clifford Battles’ family. Prayers and love, Connie
Connie Hanks/Mitchell
Friend
January 22, 2021
I have many fond memories of the times we shared. She was very patient with this young wife and mother. Taught me so many life lessons. I will never forget her. Rest In Peace my dear friend. To all the family I share your grief and loss. Dwell on all the good memories and family times. A devote Christian lady for sure. God Bless all.
Glenda Cobb
Friend
January 21, 2021
Glen, Lyndon Earl, David and entire family ...It is with great sadness that we extend our condolences to you in the passing of your mother and our childhood neighbor. "Miss" Mary Retha was a pretty lady who was surely multi talented and was granted a long life with family who loved her. Mr Wilson surely must have her met at the gate.
Glenda/Alan Sharkey
Friend
January 21, 2021
So sorry for your loss
Connie Vessier
Family
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