Patricia Davis

Obituary of Patricia Y Davis

On December 29, 2022, Patricia Y. Davis, loving wife, mother, and grandmother, passed away at the age of 81. Pat was born on September 18, 1941, in Shelby, North Carolina to Victor Burton and Havana Jarussiah (Brown) Young.

Pat was survived by her husband, Larry S. Davis of Summerville, South Carolina; her children, Robin Walker Purdum and Robert Donald (Chip) Walker, II (Terry); her step-children, Barbara Davis Wilson (Blain); Jackie Davis Pfister; her granddaughters, Krystal Purdum, and Stephanie Purdum Topping; and step-grandchildren, Nealie Eaton, Shauna Widener, Ashley Hendricks, Josh Hendricks, Randall Treon, Jr.; a host of beloved great grandchildren; and her siblings, Betty Jo George, Steve Young, and Frances Beam.

Pat was predeceased by her parents, Victor and Havana Young; her first husband, Robert Donald Walker (the father of her children); and her siblings, Burton Young, Russell Young, Bill Young, Martha Young Leonhardt, Donald Young, and Bonnie Young.

Pat grew up as 1 of 10 children in Bessemer City, North Carolina. She was born in Shelby, North Carolina (1 of only 2 of the 10 children who were actually born in a hospital). Pat attended Mt. Beulah Baptist Church in Bessemer City while growing up. She loved to sing and play the piano from a young age and, in fact, sang as part of a trio on the radio on Sunday mornings for church as a teenager. She shared her love of music with her children and continued to sing over the years either by herself or with her husband, Larry, who accompanied her on the guitar and also loves to sing. During high school, Pat drove a school bus to make a little money, and again drove a school bus when her children were in elementary school. Pat loved to garden and tend to her indoor flowers as well – she had quite the green thumb. She also loved to play bridge and, in fact, learned to play bridge on her lunch hours while working at Wix Corporation in the early 60s and continued to play until just a few short years ago. She would later take up the hobby of playing tennis which later turned into a competitive sport for her that she became quite passionate about. Pat’s career was in the bookkeeping/accounting field. She definitely had a head for numbers.

Those closest to her describe her as being loving, kind, beautiful, tough, smart, funny, independent, determined, never met a stranger, and fiercely protective of those she loved.

Visitation will be on Friday, January 6, 2023, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Simplicity Funeral Home, 281 Treeland Drive, Ladson, South Carolina 29456 followed by a funeral service at 3:00 p.m. to honor the life of Patricia Y. Davis.

We ask that you not send flowers, but instead you may honor her memory by making donations to the Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Avenue, Floor 17, Chicago, Illinois 60601 or online at

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