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Bernice Davis

September 7, 1925 ~ March 5, 2019 (age 93)

Bernice Lloyd Davis, affectionately known as Tat, was born in Robinsonville, Mississippi on September 7, 1925 to the late Samuel A. Lloyd and Irene Lloyd.  She was the youngest of four children.  She had one sister and two brothers who preceded her in death.

Bernice confessed Christ at an early age.

In 1947, Bernice was united in holy matrimony to the la R.D. Davis, Sr.  To this union, seven children were born: Mae Frances Davis, Tadar Muhammad (Tadarah), Lillian Jennings (Jerry), Cleoplus Davis (Vickie), Janell Davis, Janie Davis, and Melvin Davis.

Bernice and her children relocated from Tunica, MS to Chicago, Illinois in 1969.  She was a member of the Order of The Eastern Star.  She later became a faithful member of Fellowship Baptist Church on May 7, 1975 under the leadership of Reverend Dr. Clay Evans.  Bernice was also a member of the Beautification Club.  She enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren; especially, baking her peach cobbler and famed tea cakes, and cooking her greens.  However, she was known best of all because of her jigsaw puzzles and being a prominent "Trouble Queen", you couldn't leave the house without playing a game of Trouble.

Bernice was preceded in death by her husband, R.D. Davis, Sr.; both her parents; two grandchildren, Joaquin (Cleophus) and Shannon (Melvin); and two great grandchildren.

She departed this life on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.

She leaves to cherish her memories; her children; one sister-in-law, Louise Knighten of Malls, MS; fourteen grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Also special memories for her great niece, Lisa Lloyd Taylor; and three special cousins; Annie Davis, Alpha Chester and Cleother "Lil Brother" Dockery.

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