Alice Faye Davis, 80, of Waynesville, NC went home to be with the Lord on October 23, 2021.
Alice was preceded in death by her father and mother, Jesse Davis and Ethel Davis Robertson and her step-father, Dewey Robertson, as well as three brothers, Bud, Floyd and Charlie.
Alice is survived by her dear friend of 50 years, Penny Ross; her sister, Donna Davis Paglialonga and her husband Nick of Titusville, Florida; two brothers, Bob Davis and his wife Jenny of Titusville, Florida and Joe Davis and his wife Huberta, of Titusville, Florida. Alice had many nieces and nephews that she loved as well as Penny’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Alice was born in Logan, West Virginia on September 21, 1941 and graduated from Logan High School. She began life as a tomboy, but that changed when she was called by the Lord at age 17. She traded her jeans for skirts and began a life of service to God. Alice moved to Titusville, Florida with her family before finally settling in Waynesville, North Carolina at the age of 40.
Alice attended Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee with her dear friend and eventually sister-in-law, Jenny Webb Davis, where she graduated with honors with a Bachelor’s Degree in Bible. After graduating from Lee University, Alice became an Ordained Minister and a licensed Evangelist with the Church of God out of Cleveland, Tennessee. Alice spent time as a missionary in Jamaica with Jenny, teaching Vacation Bible School and preaching. She and Jenny traveled the eastern United States from Florida to Maine, holding revivals. After Alice moved to Waynesville with her dear friend, Penny, and Penny’s daughters, Alice continued in the ministry with Penny, traveling and preaching. Alice and Penny started a business called Country Christian, creating treasures that brought Jesus and joy to others and that celebrated their faith in God. Penny was the gifted artist and Alice was the woodworker, and together they created beauty for Christ. Alice delivered their last Country Christian order the day before she passed away. Throughout her lifetime and through her service, Alice witnessed many souls saved, prayers answered, people healed and miracles.
Alice was absolutely loved and adored by her family, especially her nieces and nephews and Penny’s children and grandchildren that became her family, too. Alice might have loved the Lord first, but she sure loved all of the little people in her life second! She was a big kid at heart and loved to play in the yard. She loved to play the piano and sing songs of praise. Alice also had a wittiness about her that sometimes took you by surprise, startling you before you burst out in laughter.
As all of the littles in her life grew older, Alice became more admired and revered, so to speak. She was the one we called on to come to our baptisms, our weddings and our birthdays. We wanted her to pray with us and for us. We reached out to her with the joys in our lives and the trials in our lives, and most of us believe she had a special direct line to God. While she ministered to so many others throughout her life at revivals and as a missionary, her most valued ministry was how she shared herself and her love of God with her family. She cooked for us, she laughed with us, and she inspired us to follow Christ. To those of us who loved her, she was larger than life!
Alice’s last sermon was preached at the Hosanna Church of God, in Mims, Florida on August 22, 2021. Alice told all of us to ‘Be ready!’ Be ready for the lord and redeem the time, use the time, make your life count for God. She reminded us that we are the light of Christ, and that how we shine for Him is more important than the trivial things in life (like how much gravy is served on your biscuit!). Be ready and be His light, Alice preached!
Alice was ready, and she sure lit up the world for all who knew her! And while we weren’t ready for her to leave this earth, we know that she is lighting up heaven and rejoicing with her Heavenly Father, who is so happy to have His faithful servant home.
A graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Green Hill Cemetery with Mark Tice officiating.
The care of Alice has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville.