Lalah Janet Davis

July 14, 1934 - December 12, 2020
Lalah Janet Davis

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Lalah Janet Branch Davis, age 86 of Wilmington died on Saturday, December 12, 2020, at her home.

Janet was born in Wilmington on July 14, 1934, to LeRoy Branch and Beatrice Elizabeth Mintz Branch. She was the widow of Robert John Davis who died on September 16, 2017. They were married for 64 years. Preceded in death by brother Roy Branch, sisters Betty Warner Brown, Joyce Malpass.

Janet was a longtime member of Winter Park Baptist Church. She enjoyed traveling in the United States and around the world, with her husband while he was in the Air Force, making many friends along the way, and kept in touch with most of them. She loved antiques, Thomas Kincaid art, collecting furniture and clocks. She loved her family and had a welcoming home and heart.

To quote her, “I didn’t take crap from anyone, and loved to laugh, eat, travel, and gamble”….”SSSHH”.

She is survived by her children, Robert L. Davis and wife Linda, Brett Davis, and Shannon Davis and wife Janet, 6 grandchildren, and 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Donald Branch, and wife Carol, and other extended family members including her nieces Annette Warner Rodenberg and Delores Livengood, whom she treated like her children: and her life long best friend, Doris Holland.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Thursday, December 17, 2020, at Winter Park Baptist Church led by Rev. Mark Teachey. Burial will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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  • December 15, 2020
    Pamela Jones Lewis says:
    I thank you Annette for taking me to see her. She was a sweet as I remembered her being when I was a child. I'll never forget the laughs, fun we had that day and the stories about our family that she told. I could tell you and her were very close. She will be missed.

  • December 15, 2020
    Margaret Warner Hartin says:
    So sad to hear of her passing. Such a beautiful woman. Always available to help out family and friends. Blessings!

  • December 15, 2020
    Doris Holland says:
    Goodbye to my wonderful best friend in the whole world. We laughed. We cried. We were always there when needed. She was a part of my life and I will miss her so much. We talked for hours about the trips we took together and all the things we did. Yes I will miss my angel and best friend since I was 5 years old

  • December 16, 2020
    Brandi and Leander Davis says:
    Such a wonderful soul, she will be missed by all. We hope the memories you have of her give you peace and comfort in this time of loss.

  • December 17, 2020
    Lanette Davis Ritter says:
    Our Davis family is saddened with the passing of our beloved Janet. She was always with a smile and talked of RJ and her boys, and their families, and you could see the love she had for them. We always enjoyed her basket of goodies she would bring to share at the Davis events. She was a gem and loved by all of us. We will miss her as we have RJ. Our deepest sympathy to the family and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love you all.