Graveside services will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, December 19, 2020 at Davis Chapel A.M.E. Church Cemetery, Highway 26 West, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
Please be mindful that we will adhere to all government recommendations and mandates at all services at this time. We are limiting graveside seating to no more than 10 with masks being strongly encouraged. Other masked attendees are welcomed but will be expected to practice social distancing.
Graveside services are likely to be held on ground that is uneven, which is out of the control of Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. We ask that you take this into consideration when choosing footwear, such as shoes with high, thin heels. Please be advised that Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel, Inc. will not be held responsible for injuries at a grave site because of this.
Ethel Mae Fulks Davis was the first of eight children born to the late Henry Lee and Tressie Lee Fulks. She was born May 21, 1938 in Ideal, Georgia. She was educated at the Macon County Grade School and then began her life of service to others in many capacities. She first worked as a Nutritional Food Service Cook at the former Sumter Regional Hospital of Americus, Georgia and retired from there. She then began working with the Macon County Board of Education in Montezuma, Georgia as a Nutritional Food Service Cook. After her years of dedicated services to the employees and students of Macon County, she retired. She was a faithful member of Zion Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Ellaville, Georgia, where she served as assistant clerk and food committee member under the leadership of Elder Paul Swift, Elder Joseph Crawford, and Elder Nathan Rolle. She was preceded in death by her husband, Zettie Davis, Sr.; three siblings, Earlene Fulks, Henry Lewis Fulks, Shirley Lee Williams; two grandchildren, Kelvin and Sabrina Hill and Omar Daviyale McDonald; and two great-grandchildren, Gregory Davis and Taylor Nicole Haerron.
Those who crossed paths with her loved her. She was affectionately called “Granny,” Mama, Mrs. Ethel Mae, and “Sugar.” She will forever be remembered as a beautiful, amazing, caring, compassionate, hardworking, gracious, strong, fun, humorous, supportive, and thankful mother who always accepted all her children with love, food, and blessings.
She is survived by her nine children, Patricia Thomas, Velma Davis (Milton - Fiancé), Moses Davis, Oglethorpe, Georgia, Jacqueline Davis, Deborah (Keyon) Story, Jimmy (Kim) Davis, Montezuma, Georgia, Sharon (Michael) Moore, Charlotte, North Carolina, Zettie Davis Jr. (Cheryl- Fiancée), Atlanta, Georgia, Willie James (Barbara) Fulks, Detroit Michigan; two grandchildren she reared as her own, Desmond Davis, Warner Robins, Georgia and Jaleel Green, Oglethorpe, Georgia; four sisters, Ruthie Dean Perry, Etta Mae (Joe) Harris, Barbara Ann Fulks, Detroit, Michigan, Joyce Marie (Larry) Russell, Montezuma, Georgia; one aunt, Annie Ruth (Jacob) Parker; sisters-in-law, Obie Tookes, Detroit, Michigan and Ruthy Shelley, Montezuma, Georgia; twenty-eight grandchildren, fifty great-grandchildren, and two great great grandchildren; special cousins, Margie Nell Worthy, and Curtis Turner, Montezuma, Georgia; two caregivers, Milton Hayes, Oglethorpe, Georgia and Nettie Tookes, Oglethorpe, Georgia; beloved friends, James (Sheena) Brown and Elaine Smith and Family; a host of beloved nieces, nephews, friends as well as many who loved and regarded her as grandmother whom she loved as her own.