Mrs. Ila Mae Outlaw Davis

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“Johnny, Please know that you and your family are included in our thoughts and prayers. Doug and Janice Powell ”
1 of 30 | Posted by: Doug and Janice Powell - NC

Grandma and her great grandson Kane Davis “I want to thank everyone for all the kind thoughts and words about my grandmother. She was a wonderful lady, who loved everyone. It has been a...Read More »
2 of 30 | Posted by: Kasey Davis - White Lake, NC

“I dearly loved Miss Mae! She will surely be missed! I am so grateful to have known her!!! ”
3 of 30 | Posted by: Lynne Jackson - Dudley, NC

“Johnny and Family, My thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days ahead. She was a very special lady who touched so many lives. I have...Read More »
4 of 30 | Posted by: Valerie Goodson Branch - NC

“Even though I haven't seen my aunt Mae in quite a few years, all the memories I have of her involve lots of family, laughing, love, and of course, a...Read More »
5 of 30 | Posted by: Amy Davis - Kaneohe, HI

“Beth I'm sorry for your lost. May your Grandmother Rest in Peace ”
6 of 30 | Posted by: Elaine Maxwell

“What wonderful memories I have !!!! When I would visit my grandmother in the summers I would always see her and also, when we would visit Aunt...Read More »
7 of 30 | Posted by: vickie Goodson Tyndall - Kinston, NC

“We are so sorry for the loss of your mother.We only saw her a few times, however our time was when Jessie died, and we spent the night with her.What...Read More »
8 of 30 | Posted by: Grady and Nancy Tesh Pittard - VA

“She is surely in a better place now, but be comforted knowing what a long, wonderful life she had and will be missed by so many people who knew her!!! ”
9 of 30 | Posted by: Mev and Haywood Cummings - NC

“Our loss is certainly Heaven's gain. We have never known a sweeter woman, loving everyone as if they were family. We know she must be happy being...Read More »
10 of 30 | Posted by: Brooks, Misti, Crispen, & Logan - AK

“Johnny and Family, So sorry to learn of your Mom's passing. But you now know she is in a far better place and celebrating her homegoing. May God...Read More »
11 of 30 | Posted by: Donnie Kennedy, Stoney & Laura Ann Waters - PA

“I am so sorry to hear of Aunt Mae's passing. She was not my aunt but my cousin - she and my daddy were cousins. She stood in at our wedding as...Read More »
12 of 30 | Posted by: Betty Outlaw Stewart - Clayton, NC

“My prayers continue to be for you and with you and may the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, give you comfort and keep your hearts and...Read More »
13 of 30 | Posted by: Chaplain Angelene Thomas - NC

“Mrs. Mae was an absolute joy to be around. She was a friend to everyone that knew her. Never would you hear her say an ill word about anyone. I...Read More »
14 of 30 | Posted by: Gwyn & J.B. Price - Goldsboro, NC

“I have known Ila Mae since infancy. One of my very first memories are of going to her house with my Parents and Grandparents, in the early 1960's....Read More »
15 of 30 | Posted by: Steve Howell - Fahaheel, Kuwait

“Johnny, My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Losing your mom is one of the hardest things that a person has to go through during their life. ...Read More »
16 of 30 | Posted by: David Twiford - Elizabeth City, NC

“I cannot think of anybody as kind as Ms. Mae. At church she greeted everyone. She especially loved the children and enjoyed a hug. One of my...Read More »
17 of 30 | Posted by: Gail Herring - Calypso, NC

“Miss Mae was a big influence in my life. I grew up next door, and she & Mr. Thurman were like extended family. She was a wonderful & gentle woman ...Read More »
18 of 30 | Posted by: Chris Hatcher Garner - Charleston, SC

“Mrs. Ila Mae, what a dear and precious friend you have been to me. I remember so much the good times we had sharing our thoughts on the porch at...Read More »
19 of 30 | Posted by: Jean F. Ackiss - Mount Olive, NC

“Aunt Mae! What do I say about the woman who was more of a second mother to me than just an aunt? What a wonderful, generous, loyal, courageous,...Read More »
20 of 30 | Posted by: Kaye Brock - Mt. Olive, NC

“She was my Aunt Mae, married to my dad's brother, and she was just the most kind, loving person ever. No one could make a person feel loved and at...Read More »
21 of 30 | Posted by: carol davis - newburg, MD - niece

“Mrs. Ila Mae was one of the finest Christian ladies I have ever known. She was an example to all who were lucky enough to meet her. She will surely...Read More »
22 of 30 | Posted by: Debbie & Don Pate - Mount Olive, NC

“Ms. Ila Mae was a huge influence in my life growing up at Rooty Branch. She was always a loving person who loved the children and the youth. She...Read More »
23 of 30 | Posted by: Tim and Renee Bell - Mount Olive, NC

“Aunt Mae was the epitomy of living a Christian life. She always had an encouraging word and the twinkle in her eye when she was going to tell...Read More »
24 of 30 | Posted by: Kristy Brock - Mt. Olive, NC

“If there is a tour bus in heaven or a front porch rocker over looking the mountains, I am sure that Aunt Mae and Mama Nellie are right there together...Read More »
25 of 30 | Posted by: Alan & Angie Outlaw - Dudley, NC

“Love and prayers to her family. I have many fond memories of Mrs. Ila Mae, especially those from growing up in the Rooty Branch Church. She, along...Read More »
26 of 30 | Posted by: Pamela Brown Wallace - Lexington, SC

“"Ma Mae," the name we boys at the funeral home had given her, was as devout a Christian as I've ever known. She lived her life as a shining example...Read More »
27 of 30 | Posted by: Dwayne Summerlin

“johnny, brenda and family, so very sorry for your loss. God bless you, may you have a lot of mrmories to treasure. ”
28 of 30 | Posted by: ruth worrell lee and husband Troy - NC

“Johnny, Brenda & Family, So sorry to hear of your loss. I just wanted you to know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Eva F. Casey ”
29 of 30 | Posted by: Eva F. Casey - Seven Springs, NC

“Rest in Peace. ”
30 of 30 | Posted by: Pam Pennington Sellers - Selma,, NC

One of Mount Olive's most beloved citizens has passed away. Mrs. Ila Mae Outlaw Davis, 94, a long time resident of North Church Street in Mount Olive, went to be with her Lord and Saviour Wednesday morning, February 6. Death visited her at Kitty Askins Hospice Center in Goldsboro, where she had been cared for and loved for the last 19 months.

Services to celebrate and remember her long, fruitful, and Christian life will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 8, in the chapel at Tyndall Funeral Home. Officiating will be the Rev. Mickey Whitfield and the Rev. Paul Rose. Visitation will immediately follow the service. Committal and interment will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, at Maplewood Cemetery in Mount Olive. Friends and family are also being received at the home of Johnny and Brenda Davis, 101 Ramblewood Drive, Mount Olive.

Mrs. Davis, a native of Summerlin's Crossroads in Duplin County, had been a Mount Olive resident for the past 58 years. A life-long member of Rooty Branch Original Free Will Baptist Church in which she faithfully served and supported, she was well-known for her friendliness and genteel spirit. She was a member of the local chapter of AARP, the local "Birthday Club," and was frequent to attend the weekly Spiritual Life prayer and devotional meetings at First United Methodist Church. Perhaps one of her best known attributes would be her long association with Tyndall Funeral Home—over 45 years—as secretary, hostess, and partner.

She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Johnny and Brenda Pittard Davis of Mount Olive, and Jackie and Wanda Holmes Davis of White Lake; a brother and sister-in-law, Woodrow and Ruth H. Outlaw of Kenansville; seven grandchildren, Jeffrey Davis, Kristyn D. Reish and husband, Scott, Beth D. Culbreth and husband, Buck, Kimberly D. Wade and husband, Matt, all of Mount Olive, Chris Davis of Virginia, Brooks Davis and wife, Misty, of Alaska, and Kasey Davis of White Lake; nine great-grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins; many friends, both young and old; and her "boys" at the funeral home and their families.

Family members who have preceded Mrs. Mae in death include her beloved husband, J. Thurman Davis; her parents, Arthur and Martha Harrell Outlaw; her brothers, Roy Outlaw and Henry Outlaw; and sisters, Esteen O. Quinn, Pauline O. Goodman, and Catherine O. Goodson, and their spouses.

In lieu of flowers, it is the request of the family that memorial gifts be made to Rooty Branch Church, 205 Beautancus Road, Mount Olive, NC 28365; Ila Mae O. Davis Endowment Scholarship Fund, Mount Olive College, 634 Henderson Street, Mount Olive, NC 28365, or to Kitty Askins Hospice Center, 107 Handley Park Court, Goldsboro, NC 27534.

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