Nora Marguerite Griffin Davisson

April 19, 1930 - June 28, 2020
Nora Marguerite Griffin Davisson


Nora Marguerite Griffin Davisson, 90, passed away on June 28, 2020 at her daughters home in Wilmington NC. She was the wife of Floris McWhorter Davisson. They shared 57 years of marriage together.

Born in Burnsville, West Virginia on April 19th 1930, she was the daughter of Jerome Emmett Griffin and Beryl Bush Griffin. Nora graduated from Washington Irving High School and Saint Mary’s School of Nursing. Nora & Floris lived in Clarksburg WV, Rockville Maryland, Bethany Beach Delaware and Silver Spring Maryland. After Floris’ passing she lived in Abilene Kansas, Severna Park Maryland and for a short time in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Nora was a nurse and a child care provider. She loved to dance, recycle, sing and travel the world. She enjoyed bridge club, Belles and Bows and was active in many churches. Nora was an avid WVU fan.

Nora is survived by her daughter, April Davisson Barker (John) Abilene Kansas, daughter Julia Bush (Steve) Wilmington NC, son Timothy Davisson (Lisa) Baltimore MD, and daughter Ruth Meere (John) Lafayette Colorado.

Nora is survived by nine grand children: John C Barker, Jessica Barker, Daniel Tangredi, Lauren Tangredi, Caitlin Barnes, T.J. Davisson, Riley Meere, Josie Meere and Griffin Meere.

Nora is survived by six great grand children: S.J. Barker, Jaxon Barker, Gia Barker, Tyler Tangredi, Alayna Tangredi and Julian Tangredi.

A 90th Birthday Party was held June 6 in Wilmington where her entire family gathered to celebrate her life and linage. Though her health was failing, she perked right up and sang with her loved ones “Take Me Home Country Roads” in honor of her West Virginia Heritage.

Nora was preceded in death by her husband Floris, grandson David Tangredi and granddaughter Mary Love.

Due to the Corona Virus a celebration of life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the charity of your choice.

Nora has chosen cremation and her ashes will be interned and reunited with her husband in Arlington National Cemetery.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S.41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403.


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  • July 02, 2020
    Barry Cole says:
    Blessings to all her heirs and kin. Sorry that such a rich life has to end, but such great memories live on. I met your mom and dad on a few occasions, and your home was warm, and gracious, and friendly. Your vivaciousness and character surely came from their nurture, April. Our world is better for folks like that. My condolences.

  • July 06, 2020
    Maggie Fonseca says:
    May God Bless you Nora and your family! You cast a bright light to all of us. You never forgot to send us all Birthday cards and holiday greetings! You will be missed.