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Ava "Ginger" Davis

May 14, 1948 August 30, 2021
Ava "Ginger" Davis
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Ava Virginia “Ginger” Herrington Davis died on Monday, August 30, 2021 at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson. She was 73.

Born in Memphis on May 14, 1948, she was the daughter of the late Herbert and Rita Martin Herrington. She was an undergraduate of Blue Mountain College and received her master’s degree in education from Auburn University. She taught English, reading, and writing from Alabama to Mississippi, including East Flora Elementary and Raymond Elementary. She retired from Jackson Public Schools following 37 years of dedicated service as an educator.

Mrs. Davis was a devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. Her world revolved around her grandchildren who adoringly referred to her as “Granny Gin” and “Mudder.” Ginger’s servant heart was evident throughout her life in her support of mission trips, her love and service to others, and by her beautiful spirit. She believed in the power of prayer and was a faithful prayer warrior. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Clinton.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her brothers, Richard Herrington and Martin Herrington.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years, Phillip “Phil” Davis, of Clinton; their children, Mac Davis (Amy), of Clinton; Laura Davis, of Collins; Richard Davis, of Clinton; and Joy Holmes (Jerry), of Brandon; grandchildren, Nathan and Daniel Davis, Tyson Gant (Derian) and Nathan Davis (Merlyna); and Cullen, Ava, Josiah, and John Holmes; sisters, Kay Owen, of Bossier City, LA and Victoria Goeders (Peter), of Haughton, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Friends are invited to the graveside service to be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Ogden Baptist Church Cemetery in Bentonia.

The family requests no flowers, please. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made in Ginger’s honor to assist in the Christian education and shaping of young lives at Blue Mountain College, PO Box 160, Blue Mountain, MS 38610 or by visiting www.bmc.edu/giving.

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Graveside

Saturday

4

Sep

11:30 AM 9/4/2021 11:30:00 AM
Ogden Baptist Church Cemetery

6530 Hwy 433 W
Bentonia, MS 39040

Ogden Baptist Church Cemetery
6530 Hwy 433 W Bentonia 39040 MS
United States

Cemetery Details

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Ogden Baptist Church Cemetery Final Resting Place

6530 Hwy 433 W
Bentonia, MS 39040

6530 Hwy 433 W Bentonia 39040 MS
United States

Memorial Contribution

Blue Mountain College

P.O. Box 160
Blue Mountain, MS 38610
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