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Tonia Davis

Tonia Renita Davis (Edwards)

Tuesday, November 22nd, 1966 - Thursday, November 26th, 2020
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Tonia Renita Davis, the fourth daughter of Helen and the late Warner Lee Edwards, was born on November 22, 1966 in Parksley, Virginia. She gained her wings on November 26, 2020 at Franklin Square Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland.

Tonia was educated in the Accomack County Public School system and was a 1985 graduate of Arcadia High School. She was employed by Allrisks Insurance Company until her passing.

Tonia accepted Christ at an early age and was a member Adams United Methodist Church. She later joined Greater New Psalmist Church under the leadership of Bishop Brehon Hall.

Tonia married the love of her life, her high school sweetheart, Andre Derryck Davis on October 17, 1992, a courtship that lasted for over 38 years. To their union two sons were born, Derryck and Daryn. Tonia loved her family and was willing to help them in any way she could. She had an infectious smile, uplifting spirit and made a positive impact on everyone around her. She had a special bond with her childhood friends, Conekia, Shenay, Camesha, Felicia, Gwendolyn, Aretha, and Tia, “The Great Eight.” This bond was 40 plus years of friendship and sisterhood. Tonia loved life. If not enjoying the company of family and friends, she could be found engaging in her favorite pastime, shopping.

Tonia was an advocate for the Janet Hall Foundation, an organization that provides support for those affected by breast cancer. She gave her last lecture on October of this year. She was an inspiration and mentor to many.

Tonia is preceded in death by her father, Warner Lee Edwards; a sister, Tabie Edwards; niece and nephew, Rasheda and Roshawn Edwards; mother-in-law, Jacqueline Davis; father-in-law, Richard Davis; grandfather, Preston Edward, Sr.; three uncles, Robert Edwards, Sr., Preston Edwards, Jr., and Isaiah Ridley; and two aunts, Betty Lou Ridley and Gladys Northan.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Andre Derryck Davis, Baltimore, MD; two sons, Derryck Davis (Allie), San Diego, CA and Daryn Davis, Baltimore, MD; special niece who was like a daughter, Tyneika Walker; two grandchildren, Camila and Joaquin Davis; mother, Helen Edwards, Parksley, VA; grandmother, Emma Edwards, Parksley, VA; two sisters, Victoria (Steve) Horner, Wattsville, VA and Karen (Willie) White, Parksley, VA; three aunts, Ethel Dickerson, Grace Ridley, and Catherine Davis; three uncles, William (Minnie) Ridley, Darrell Davis, and Spencer Burnette; the Great 8 Sisterhood; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 | 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    When
    Thursday, December 3rd, 2020 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Location
    March Funeral Homes, East
    Address
    1101 E. North Ave.
    Baltimore, MD 21202
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  • Private Graveside Service

    Friday, December 4th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 4th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Adams United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Address
    23532 Lee Mont Rd.
    PARKSLEY, VA 23421
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    Notes
    In light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
    We have received notification of the Governor’s Executive Order Sixth Amended Number Sixty-Seven (2020) and Order of Public Health Emergency Seven, which imposes the following restriction:
    Effective Midnight, Sunday, November 15, 2020, all public and private in person gatherings of 25 or more individuals are prohibited. This includes outdoor and indoor settings.
    In accordance with the Governor's Executive Order, Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, www.cooperandhumbles.com. This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
  • Interment

    Friday, December 4th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    When
    Friday, December 4th, 2020 3:00pm
    Location
    Adams United Methodist Church Cemetery
    Address
    23532 Lee Mont Rd.
    PARKSLEY, VA 23421
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Toya Chanel

Posted at 09:22pm
I’m so sorry to hear of your passing. All I can remember is how much fun we use to have on that football field with our boys. I just wished you a happy birthday..... You were such a wonderful person and a even greater friend. I going to miss you Tonia. God bless your family.
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Melisa Marshall

Posted at 03:22pm
My Deepest Condolences to the Entire Family. May you be at Peace that Tonia is no longer in Pain and that she is with Our God Almighty. Poochie was a lovable person and to know her you had to Love Her because of the Genuine Smile and Greet as she would Embrace You. Continue to know God doesn't put any burden upon you that you can bear. Sorrowfully, Melisa "BabyGirl" White-Marshall.
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Adams United MethodistChurch

Posted at 11:20pm
To the family : 2Timothy 4:7 I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course.
We are saddened to hear of the loss of Tonia, please let us know how we may help you heal. I hope this card finds you surrounded by strength and compassion. Please accept our warmest condolences, we are deeply sorry for you loss. Our hearts are saddened to learn of your loss. Please know we are with you. Adams UMC Family. Rev. Gregory Duncan, Pastor
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Lisa Nottingham

Posted at 01:49pm
I have seen so many pictures of Tonia lately and all of them show the love that she had for life. She was an amazing woman, she will greatly be missed. Our condolences to the family during this difficult time.
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Tabitha

Posted at 09:28am
Many condolences to the family. Tonia was a truly wonderful person. I will miss her.
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