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Edith Mae Durant Davis

September 13, 1949 ~ June 28, 2023 (age 73) 73 Years Old


Edith Mae Durant Davis, affectionately known as “Kitty” was born in   Florence, SC on September 13, 1949 to the daughter of the late Jessie Durant Frazier and Luther Jones, Sr. She departed this life on Wednesday, June 28, 2023, after a brief illness.

Edith attended Florence County Public Schools and was a 1969 graduate of Wilson High School. Edith was a dedicated employee at Marlowe Manufacturing as a data entry clerk and later her career landed her with Champus-Blue Cross & Blue Shield, where she retired as a claims processor.

At an early age she dedicated her life to God and joined St. Beulah Missionary Baptist Church where she was an active member of the gospel choir and the choir secretary. Additionally, she was a member of the brochure and cornerstone committees and the senior club. Her love for God was undeniable and it showed in the way that she expressed her love to other people. Her relationship with God was intimate, personal and a priority.

Edith was married to Henry Davis and to this union she became the amazingly wonderful mother of one daughter, Marla Renee’ Davis Young.

Edith was a loving woman who believed in caring for her family and friends to no end. She prided herself in being a devoted mother,  grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, aunt, niece, cousin and friend. She had a huge and beautiful heart and she was loved by everyone with whom she came into contact with. At the epitome of her existence was her ability to bless, care for and help the young and old at heart no matter the circumstances at hand. Edith always did what she said she was going to do and she did it so much love and from the heart. Her smile was infectious and when she greeted people there was always the sense of a warm spirit and a presence that could be felt throughout the room. The simple things in life made her happy, as long as it was not the  color black. However, the color gold, oh how she was overjoyed by it and LOVED it!!! She always talked about her daughter and her grandson and how they were her pride and joy. And she enjoyed her Durant family gatherings of eating, laughing and playing games, especially the July 4th, Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays as well as birthdays where she was always expected to make the “Prayer Will Punch”.

To cherish her precious memories, Edith is survived by her daughter Marla; grandson Billy (Tre’) E. Young, III; forever son Billy E. Young, Jr.; three sisters Ethel Hyman, Cornelia Ann Stuckey, Sharon M. Davis; two brothers John W. Davis and Claude W. (Hope) Davis, Jr.; two aunts Wilbur Lee (Jack) McElveen and Martha Ann Harley, one uncle Frank (Barbara)  Durant; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins along with her best friends Mary Brooks and Sandra White and several other close friends.

Edith was preceded in death by her mother and father; her bonus mother Clara Beatrice Davis and bonus father Claude William Davis, Sr.; four sisters Mable King, Catherine Wynn, Edith Green and Maude Scott; and one brother Luther Jones, Jr.


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Open Viewing
July 7, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Draper G. Myers Mortuary, LLC
615 S. Dargan Street
Florence, SC 29506

Celebration of Life
July 8, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Beulah Missionary Baptist Church
3015 St. Beulah Rd.
Florence, SC 29506


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