Beatrice Wilson Davis was the only daughter born to L. V. Wilson and Mary Bruce Wilson on May 30, 1938, in Columbia, Mississippi. Her family moved to St. Louis, in 1940 and she was educated in the St. Louis public school system. Her family attended Mt. Zion Baptist Church where her father became pastor and she accepted Christ at an early age. Following in her father's footsteps, she studied and became an ordained minister. In 1954, she married the late William Cobb Sr. and to this union three children were born. After a transformation of life, she married the late John Andrew Davis and moved to Louisville, MS. In this union 4 children were born. Together they nurtured all eight children. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and brothers Johnny Lee Wilson, Willie Lee Wilson, Louis Samuel Wilson, David Wilson, L. V. Wilson Jr., and Roosevelt Wilson, and her loving daughter, Mrs. Cynthia Ball. Beatrice was a supervisor at Spartus. She had an entrepreneur’s spirit selling Blair and Mary Kay products. She also served others by driving people to medical appointments. She loved attending church and was passionate about collecting butterflies and photos of her family and friends. she joined World Outreach Christian Fellowship and enjoyed serving God. Mrs. Davis leaves seven children to carry on her legacy: Benton Cobb (Creasie) of St. Louis, MO; Russell Cobb of Louisville, MS; Sandra Cooper (Shelton Sr.) of Louisville, MS; John A. Davis Jr. of London, England; James A. Davis of Rochester, New York; Janine A. Davis of Meridian, MS; and Terrence B. Davis, of Louisville MS. She leaves to cherish her memory a host of grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren who simply called her Granny. One aunt, Florine Hill, and numerous family & friends who loved her dearly. Her children remember her as a hardworking, determined mother who never bit her tongue.
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