Maryland Phoebe Davis

June 30, 1939 ~ January 26, 2020 (age 80)


Maryland Phoebe Davis of Millsboro, DE transitioned this life on
Sunday, January 26, 2020 at her home. She was 80 years old.

Maryland was born in Millsboro, Delaware on June 30, 1939 to the late William Wesley Davis and Phoebe (Thompson) Davis. She was also preceded in death by her companion of 37 years Charles Henry.

Maryland received her education at the Millsboro #204 School and William C Jason High School. She was employed at Townsend Poultry Plant in Millsboro, Delaware for over 30 years until she was released for medical reasons.

Aunt Meryl, as she was affectionately called by everyone in the community, was like the
“BIG MAMA “of the neighborhood. She made every Sunday feel like Thanksgiving or a Family Reunion. Cooking and baking were her passion. She also enjoyed listening to Music, watching Westerns, Soap Operas, and Cartoons.   Maryland spent quality time with her nieces and nephews. She taught some of the girls how to cook and shared stories of the family history.   She never had biological children but she helped raise her only sister Joan’s 3 children; Sandra Davis, Jane Davis, and Toney Floyd all from Millsboro, Delaware. She cared for them as if they were her own.   Maryland and Joan were inseparable. They spent lots of time together, shopping and enjoying each other’s company.

Left to cherish her memories are 3 Brothers and 1 Sister: William Davis, Jr., Stanley Davis, of Millsboro, DE, Preston Davis of Seaford, DE. and Joan Davis of Millsboro, DE.
She loved her family and will be truly missed by her Nieces, Nephews, Cousins, and Neighborhood Friends. .


A funeral will  be held at   11 AM on Saturday, February 1, 2020 at the Watson Funeral Home, 211 S. Washington St., Millsboro, DE  19966, where friends may call from 10 AM to 11 AM for viewing and visitation.  Interment will follow at Harmony Cemetery in Millsboro.


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February 1, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966

Funeral Service
February 1, 2020

11:00 AM
Watson Funeral Home
211 S. Washington St.
Millsboro, DE 19966



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