Winifred S. Davis, 96, lifelong resident of Sparr, Florida passed away December 13, 2021. She was born November 16, 1925 in Ocala, Florida, the daughter of the late Henry Grady and Ruth Stephens Shealy. On November 28, 1946, Winifred married her loving husband William M. (Bill) Davis and together the two shared many years of love and happiness until his passing in April of 2007. She was a member of the Sparr Baptist Church, where she served as a pianist for over 50 years. Winifred was a registered nurse who retired from Monroe Memorial Hospital in Ocala. She was also a member of the US Army Cadet Nurse Corp during WWII and trained at St. Luke’s Hospital in Jacksonville, Florida. Winifred was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother(“Nannie”), aunt, nurse, 4H leader, and pianist. Winifred will be dearly missed by her children, Susan Davis Reese (Larry) of Quincy, FL, Gary William Davis (Martha), of Hendersonville, TN, Daniel (Dan) Henry Davis of Sparr, FL, and Jill Davis Huesman of Lake City, FL; her thirteen grandchildren; and her eighteen great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband, Bill; her daughter, Elizabeth Anne Davis who passed in March 2006; her sister, Helen Shealy Griffin; and her brother, Wendell Henry Shealy. A memorial service for Winifred will be held at Sparr Baptist Church (1303 E Hwy 329, Citra, FL 32113) on Monday, December 20 at 3:00pm. A gathering will be held from 2:00pm until the time of service. Private burial will be held at Magnolia Cemetery in Lecanto, Florida. Online condolences may be sent to hiers-baxley.com. Flowers may be sent in care of Hiers-Baxley Funeral Home and donations, in lieu of flowers, may be made to Sparr Baptist Church, dedicated fund.
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