The season of Priscilla’s earthly life came to a peaceful conclusion on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, with her beloved husband Roland at her side at National Health Care in Columbia, South Carolina. She joined her Savior Jesus Christ and her predeceased family members in the heavenly kingdom.
Priscilla was born July 10, 1933, at Jewish Hospital in New York City to the Late Robert and Mary Allen Davis. She was raised by her Aunt Gertrude Green in Columbia, South Carolina. She graduated from CA Johnson High School and matriculated at Benedict College.
Pat, as she was affectionally known, returned to Brooklyn, New York, where she attended Mt. Lebanon Baptist Church. Pat was an active member of her community until she met the love of her life, Roland Davis, at her family reunion. Roland said that it was love at first sight. He declares that when a man finds a wife, he finds a treasure and receives favor from the Lord (Psalm 22:18). They married on May 23, 1985, and moved to Hempstead, New York. She worked at the Department of Motor Vehicles. They were members of Jackson Memorial AME Zion Church. After years of living and working in Hempstead, Roland and his Girl (his adoring name for her) relocated to Columbia, South Carolina in 1993.
They attended several churches until the loving members of Bluff Road United Methodist Church captured their hearts and they joined. Since then, they have faithfully provided unwavering leadership to Bluff Road and the larger community.
Pat served as a communion stewardess, president of the United Methodist Women, chairperson of the Outreach Committee, Older Adult Coordinator, chairperson of the Women’s Day Observance, and other volunteer opportunities as needed to include Vacation Bible School. She was intentional to include new people in the mission and ministry of the church. When her health prevented her physical participation, she continued to offer wisdom and support. In August of 2020, she was awarded a Special Mission Recognition from United Methodist Women. She was also a member of the Culture Club and the Saint Mark’s Neighborhood Association.
Besides spending time with her family and friends, Pat had a passion for traveling, reading, cooking, learning, and shopping. She was a life-long learner and would tackle any project with patience and persistence. The worldwide web was one of her major challenges. She took classes and became rather proficient in her technology skills. She had an inviting and energetic personality with a distinctive laughter. Pat was known for her ability to perform with excellence. She touched many lives with her generosity and passion for life. She and Roland were adventurous travelers taking bus excursions, cruises, and camping trips. She will be greatly missed.
She was predeceased by her parents, siblings Joe, George, Charles and Mary, and stepdaughter Donna Davis Casey.
She is survived by her devoted husband Roland, sister Anna James of Brooklyn NY, four stepsons Keith (Donna) of NY, Barry (Alisha) of Florida, Darryl of Queens, NY , and Jeffery of Columbia, SC; three godchildren Vincent Davis and Garon Paige both of New York and Constance Nelson Barnes of South Carolina, sisters-in-law Dorothy (Barney) Davis Parks of Eastover, Jerry Davis of Myrtle Beach, and Carol Penalver of Long Island, NY, Bluff Road family, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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