Ethel Lee Davis, 56, departed this life on Sunday morning, March 28, 2010 at Tuomey Health Care System, Sumter after a brief illness.
Born May 7, 1953, in Sumter County, she was the daughter of the late Isaac Davis, Sr. and Ora Belle Byrd Davis.
Ethel was a beloved sister to eight siblings who adored her and provided tender loving care throughout her lifetime. She had limited physical mobility due to multiple handicap since birth. These rendered her unable to speak words, but she was always able to express herself with a strong spirit. She adored her family.
She leaves to cherish her loving memories: five sisters, Annette (Ronald) Cunningham of Linden, NJ, Linda and Carolyn Davis of the home, Sandra (Vernell) Conyers of Sumter, Mae Ruth (Donovan) Wright of Hopkins; two brothers, Isaac (Delores) Davis, Jr. and Eddie (Brenda) Davis, all of Sumter; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Elizabeth Cherry Davis.
Funeral services will be held 1:00 p. m., Thursday, April 1, 2010 from the Antioch United Methodist Church 4040 Dubose Siding Road, Sumter, with Rev. Barbara L. Reid, pastor, eulogist, assisted by Rev. J. Elbert Williams, and Rev. Ernest Frierson.
The family will received friends at the family home 4320 Highway 15 North, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 12:00 noon.
The funeral procession will leave from the family home at 12:30 p. m.
Floral Bearers will be nieces and friends of the family.
Pall Bearers will be nephews and friends of the family.
Burial will be in the Antioch United Methodist Church Cemetery, Sumter.