Dorothy Adalene Davis

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Dorothy Adalene Davis died suddenly at Mount Carmel East hospital on December 29, 2021 in Columbus, Ohio.” Lene” was born July 29, 1943 in Belzoni, Mississippi and is preceded in death by her parents Thomas and Katharine (Moore) Davis.
Lene grew up in Mansfield, Ohio and settled in Columbus where she worked for thirty years and retired as an Inspector for General Motors, Lordstown Division. She was a proud member of UAW Union Local 1112. She joined the Columbus chapter of Nichiren Shoshu Buddhism and was an active member until she passed.
She is survived by her daughter Diarra Davis, her grandchildren Diante & Diamoni Davis-Ferguson, her siblings Geri Davis of California, Jamie Davis (Niema & Jamode) of California, Cora Luttrell (Rodney Davis) of Indiana, Tony Davis (Vivian) of Ohio, and countless friends and family who have been devastated by her sudden passing.
She was a music lover and had a special love for Jazz, especially Miles Davis. She loved leopard print and her plants. She represented peace and love, and if you were ever around her you felt that energy. She had an infectious smile that could brighten up any room. She loved her family and friends and they loved her too. Her favorite signature phrases were “Peace and Love” and “Wash Your Hands.” She was a beautiful person who will be missed, and her memory and love will live on through her family and friends.

Private Visitation 1:00 PM and Private Funeral Service 2:00 PM Friday, January 7, 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).


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Condolence Messages

  1. Lydia Valentine

    Babygirl I’m going to Miss you for The Rest of My Life and my life will near be the same knowing that you are No Longer a Phone call away. For all the times you allowed me to take refuge with you, I was able to grow and see things differently, you gave me a much better view on Life and Everything. I hear your voice and your words in my head when you Thought that I wasn’t listening, but I heard you and I hear you Now. I Get It ! Girl tell my Mom everything you know about me. She will Greet you with Love and Open arms as always. God Bless You My Friend and Big Sis.. Diarra Sweetheart, you Already know …. I’m here for you with open arms . Rest Well Babygirl. I Love You’ Peace as you say

  2. Francine Conley

    i am so sorry for the lost of your mother she was such a sweet person i will truly miss her sweet and fun living spirit she was such a joy to be around i will keep you and your family in my prayers love you

    Francine Conley

  3. Karr'yen L Jones

    I was so sorry to hear of “Dot’s” passing which I always called her. I met Dorothy before she even started working at General Motors. She had a contagious smile as her laugh!!! She was truly a person with Joy in her heart and a very giving and loving individual. My prayers and sincere sympathy to her family as she is resting peacefully now. Love “Ms. Moe 9”, as you affectionately called me. You will be truly missed.

  4. Heartfelt condolences are extended to the Davis Family. We will keep each of you in prayer and pray that your precious memories will help to lighten you hearts in the days to come.

    Rosie Jean, Elaine, Burke Jr, Clarence and Carmen

  5. Rita and Jean Shoulders

    I am so sorry for your loss.We go way back when your Dad has church on Cherry St. You is a beautiful beautiful wonderful person. I will really miss you because when every I would see you. I enjoy you so sweetheart Rest In Heaven and I am praying for your family.In The Name Of Jesus Amen.Love You.‍♂️

  6. We send our Deepest Condolences to our Dee-Dee, the Twins for your lost and ours for our sister, Auntie Dorothy Lean Davis. We will keep your memories alive throughout with what you did best, peace and love. Forever your family, The Davis Family. Tony, Vivian Davis and Family

  7. Dearest Diarra,
    My sincere deepest condolences! My heart is heavy with this sad news.
    It seems not long ago we were kids sharing Christmas mornings & summer holidays as family. We were both only children & we enjoyed sharing all the things that seem important when you’re a young girl.
    Aunt Dorothy was beautiful inside and out. She always greeted me with a big smile & open arms. I remember her as empathetic, joyful, laughing & enjoying a nice glass of wine over long conversations with soft jazz in the background. There was no pretense with aunt Dorothy, she was fun loving, real & true!
    May grace and mercy surround you and your loved ones! Prayers that you may receive the peace she always so graciously wished upon all whom crossed her path!

  8. Dorothy,
    You will be greatly missed. It won’t be the same not seeing you outside tending to your plants, and stopping to chat with you. You have been the perfect neighbor for over 40 years, and I have always considered you my friend.
    Diarra you have my deepest sympathy in the passing of your mother.
    Love, Nancy and Paula Briggs

  9. As I Reflect and Prepare to say Goodbye to my Dear Friend Dorothy Davis, I must say, Although there were times that we Did Not see Eye to Eye, we always shared a Loving bond as Big Sis and Baby Sis . Like if you Messed Around and said The Wrong Thing, about “Michelle and Barack Obama” ? The NBA Play offs, The Cavs or The Lakers and even The Super Bowl, You were in for a pretty lengthy Debate. Not on Her watch because she Wasn’t Having Any of That! Dorothy was a Beautiful Connoisseur of so many things. She had a 5-Star Mentality that made you want More. Dorothy was also a Business Woman and a Humanitarian devoting a lot of her Time helping Others. She would volunteer even when she didn’t really feel like it. She always encouraged people to Get Out and Vote! She always Promoted Better Health through Vitamins and Wisdom. Dorothy was also a good Cook. Her grilled Salmon and Crab Legs were Delicious and she made The Best and Healthiest Salads, always Colorful with such a variety. Really gonna miss her Salads and her Meaningful Greeting Cards and So Much More. Well, Until I get there I will continue to Play all your Casino games, especially hoping that you send some Luck My Way like we used to do. Instead of Goodbye my Dear Friend and Big Sis… Just Save Me a Good Seat Babygirl… Good Night. Much Love and Respect.

  10. Diarra and the twins you have my condolences for the lost of your mother and grandmother. I enjoyed spending time with you all during the many holidays over Granny’s. Rest in heaven Lene

  11. Diarra You have my most deepest Sympathy hearing the passing of a old friend. We shared days at work and Fun Times as she would play that Jazz. A Southern Gem of a Lady. This has been very touching today to hear her Home Going takes place as we Starts a New Year.
    Peace and Love was her Favorite Words. That we All Should Engrave in our Daily Walk of Life. Sincerely Vesta Wright of LA. CA.

  12. We love you auntie lean. God has you in his arms. You are home.

    Rest in heaven❤

  13. Joyce Jefferson

    Sending Heartfelt Condolences to the Family and Friends

  14. Jametta Kennebrew

    My condolences and prayers to the family.

  15. Auntie Lene !! I am going to miss you so very much!! You were a great aunt to have and I will always appreciate the kindness you’ve shown me. I’m missing you already !! I love you for eternity! Sleep well

  16. To Diarra & family! Lene will be missed by all who knew her well ,with that infectious smile and laughter… my deepest sympathy to the family.. Peggy Thomison

  17. Sabrina Lowe-hunter

    My Condolences to you Diarra & Family. Wishing You All so much Faith In God.@ this difficult time in life. Given you all the Strength To Go on Day by day. Prayers are so powerful daily /@ times in our life. When we really need to call on the lord. Please stay strong and the times when you feel lost. Please do hand it over to GOD. LOVE YOU ALWAYS HUGS TO YOU & YOURS FROM I/Fam

  18. DIARRA, my sissy. Your mom and my mother shared the same first name, I didn’t find that out until last week. My husband and your mom share the same birthday. I love you and I sontvhave words….I’M HERE

  19. DIARRA, my sissy. Your mom and my mother shared the same first name, I didn’t find that out until last week. My husband and your mom share the same birthday. I love you I dont have words….I’M HERE

  20. Barbara Davis-Coleman

    To Diarra and Family, I was saddened to learn of the passing of Adalene. Words can never express the ache we feel in our hearts when we lose a Love One, So I will simply convey my condolence to you and your entire family. May you always have loving memories of your Mom, and may those memories leave a smile upon your face. Love always.

    Your Cousin Barbara Davis-Coleman
    Chicago, Illinois

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