Carol Deneen Davenport

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Carol “Deneen” Davenport was born in Charleston, West Virginia to William F. Howard III and Carol June Davenport.

Carol Deneen Davenport (Lovey Dovey) went home peacefully on Sunday September 4, 2022.

Deneen was the life of her family and any group gathering. Her relationship with her mother and the other “Golden Girl” was absolutely adorable. With her joyous and infectious personality, she always found ways to get through the struggles of life with comedic story telling. She loved good food, referred to herself as a foodie, lived for community-based coaching particularly mentoring youth and helping those fighting addiction. She loved scary movies and Halloween, forensic mystery shows, and was an avid and faithful Dallas Cowboys fan, despite their consistent losing streak.

Deneen was the best type of person you would ever want to meet. She was a blessing to all who crossed her path. She always found a way to make a human connection with anyone despite their journey in life. Her superpower and ministry was helping people find themselves and she was a conduit for gut wrenching laughter. She lived by the mantra of “a judgment free zone” and left a lasting impression on anybody she came in contact with. She loved Church and Christ, living life to the fullest, and anyone who met her received joy, love, acceptance, laughter, and a home cooked meal. She uplifted everyone and was always there to support anyone in need. It didn’t matter the time of day. She allowed for people to be authentic and would turn a stranger into a friend.

The gift of love that she gave to the children in the community, her family, and people in general was overwhelming and a joy to see. Her love was always overflowing.

Deneen is proceeded in death by her father, William Howard lll, Maternal Grandparents, Reverend James (Martha) Youngblood, Paternal Grandfather, William F. Howard ll, Aunt/Uncle Brenda (Red) Payne Nephew(s), Charrod Hollingsworth, Brandon Youngblood, Nieces, Carlisa Crowell, and Deja (Loaf) Lowe, and Great Niece, Aubrey Willoughby.

Deneen leaves to cherish her memories her Mother Carol June Davenport, her eldest daughter and son-in-law Amber (Tavares) Dishmon, her middle daughter and husband Rickia (Shawyn) Jones, her youngest daughter Chauncie Sharpe, her siblings, and spouses James “Scooter” (Tillie) Youngblood, Donna (Kevin) Cook, Steven (Crystal) Davenport, Carlos (Tylondia) Davenport, Cheri (Ivan) Johnson, Terry Howard, Les (Mary) Ridley, and Jermayne Crowell. 6 Grandchildren, Mallaki, Danaja, Malana, Kori, Amyrah and Dani, Honorary son (Frederick Washington), and a host of cousins, relatives extended family and friends.

Deneen was wholeheartedly one of the purest souls and she loved unconditionally. Her teachings will forever be in our hearts! She is and will always be our forever fighter and SHERO!

Rest Peacefully, Sister, Mom, Friend, Gmama and “Golden Girl”




Visitation 1:00 PM and Funeral Service 2:00 PM Thursday, September 15, 2022 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave. (one block east of Noe Bixby, turn North on Lonsdale Rd). To read the complete obituary, order flowers, view video tribute and offer condolences to the Davenport Family, visit

Condolence Messages

  1. Donna, my sincere condolences to you and your family.

  2. Memory “Meme” Robinson

    I love you so much auntie. I promise the day mommy told me I heard your voice cracking a joke and I was laughing and sadden but I know you would always want us to laugh. You are a very important part of our lives and our childhood that we needed. You made everything and I mean everything fun. Even when things were bad you made them good. We love you always.

  3. Sending my deepest condolences to the family praying for you all.

  4. My prayers and deepest condolences to her loving family. I was blessed to meet her a few times ,when I were younger and she definitely was a beautiful person. No matter how much time passed since our last run in, she never forgot who I were. I love you Sister❤️

  5. Alva Cunningham Collins

    My heart is so heavy best friend/sister, I love every minute God allowed me to spend with you,there are no words I can come up with that will express the love I carry in my heart for you .. I take comfort in knowing I will see you again it’s never goodbye but see you later and I know you will be waiting on me you go on and take your rest now.. your assignment here on earth is done Love you ❤️❤️

  6. Praying strength for the Family. Cherish every Memory. Love Jeraldine & Willis Graham

  7. Loving you the most, my dear sweet forever loving rye to dye sista soilder…your love has always been full of unconditional joy n laughter for myself and my children…The memories we made together will forever bring happiness to my heart…for the spirit lives and will surround us always… My dear friend I’m gonna miss you for no one can ever change the love I hold in my heart for you… Shoes n Lightfoot Forever

    Rest In Peace Homey! 1love!❤️
    Ruby (Ramae) Robinson & Family

  8. Carolyn Duncan-Hammonds Family

    James and Family
    My prayers are for you and your family. She has now exchanged her cross for a crown.

  9. Dear Rickia, I am so sorry for your loss for I know how it is to lose such a precious part of your being. Our moms are a lifeline and our guide to how we handle everything else in this world. But know that she will be walking beside you each and every day and that she has been blessed to have you in her life and those three precious angels that you shared with her. She will be holding them and you tightly in her arms forever.

  10. Thomas and Kim Perry

    Davenport Family

    My sincere condolences to your family for the loss of your Mother, Daughter, Sister and Grandmother May the Lord continue to bless your family during these difficult time ✝️️


  12. Condolences to the family of this difficult time, my heart is so heavy with sadness , you will be missed. Love you gurl.

  13. Dear Family,
    My thoughts and prayers cover you. I loved, respected and admired Deneen so very much. I smile thinking of some of our conversations in Carlos office at IMPACT. I thank God for the privilege of sharing time on this earth with her. We’ll see her later.
    Please let me know how I may support you.

  14. Grayce Steele & Family Charlotte, NC

    My Condolences to the Davenport and Youngblood Family. Deneen will Forever be missed. Continued Prayer!s for the Family God Bless…

  15. Sending my deepest condolences to Rickia, Chauncee,Amber, Family and Friends. Im praying for Everyone’s strength and comfort during this painful time❤️

  16. You’re going to the land of glory. Lives will never be the loved unconditionally and you were loved unconditionally..

  17. Rest well cousin ❤️


  19. Still and will always be thinking of you my mom and best friend! ❤️

  20. My deepest condolences to the family may God give you peace and comfort. Rest in Heaven Deneen

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