Annie Mavis Davis was born September 10, 1937, in Moultrie, Georgia to Carrie Bell and John Benjamin Holloway. During her youth and high school years, it was discovered very early on that Annie had two amazing talents, a sharp mind and a beautiful voice. She excelled both academically and vocally. Whether she was turning in top scores in the classroom, was the featured soloist in church choirs and youth music competitions or the lead in school musicals, she shined. And in May of 1955, she would go on to graduate as Valedictorian of her senior class and many other honors.
Also during this time she caught the eye of Harold Davis and after a very sweet period of courtship and dating, she married the love of her life on April 21, 1956. Annie went on to become a homemaker and devoted helpmate to Harold, supporting him though his long military career which involved lots of travel, amazing opportunities, and rich experiences all while also raising a family of three girls.
They travelled from Georgia to Florida and served two tours in both Italy and Nebraska during Harold's career. But her greatest joy during this time was becoming a mom to three girls which included oldest daughter Linda born in 1960, their middle daughter Harolynn born in 1971 and their youngest daughter Terri born in 1973. She was an active participant in her girls activities, serving in the PTA at various schools, supporting them at various choir concerts, recitals, and plays, and working as a band booster parent during the girls marching band years.
In addition to being a busy mom and wife supporting her husband and daughters, Annie continued to lend her talents to church choirs and productions. She was active in military women's groups, served as a Girl Scout Troop organizer and leader and volunteered in her community and daughter's schools. Over these years she saw her three daughters graduate, get married, and then welcomed grandchildren. Two granddaughters: Chasity in 1994 and Yasmeen in 1996. Three grandsons: Jordan in 2004, Adriel in 2007, and Grayson in 2012. Also two great-grandsons: Bryson in 2013 and Zayden 2015.
Annie was also a devoted woman of God, with a servants heart and was both an encourager and exalter. In addition to being a church soloist and choir member, she served as a Sunday School teacher, a prayer team member, and a pre-marriage counselor along side her husband for 26 years. She participated in church outreach, which included ministering in song at nursing homes, with a small women's group and her church Clothes Closet in the 90's, which provided free clothing to members who were in need.
Annie was a music lover who enjoyed everything from hymns, to gospel, to classical, to Opera, Broadway, R&B and Jazz. She was not a sports fan, but loved to watch figure skating and gymnastics with her daughters. She had an avid love for the arts, and loved watching ballet and musicals. She also loved watching drama's, thrillers, romance films and Hallmark movies. She was a meticulous housekeeper and homemaker, who loved decorating, cooking and hosting cookouts, and big meals for family and friends during the holidays.
Annie is preceded in death by husband Harold Davis; parents, John Benjamin and Carrie Bell Holloway; siblings, Wallace Holloway, Geraldine (Wallace) Stevenson, Hollis Holloway and Delores (Frank) Thompson; son-in-law, Michael Calhoun.
Survived by daughters, Linda Calhoun, Harolynn Janine (Darryl) Burrow, and Terri (Bipin) Bora; son-in-law, Bob Evans; grandchildren, Chasity (Brett) Aistrope, Yasmeen Bora (Andrew Chatman), Jordan, Adriel and Grayson Bora; great-grandchildren, Bryson and Zayden Aistrope; sister-in-law, Betty Holloway; nieces, nephews, Godchildren, relatives and friends.
Funeral Service Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2023, at 10:30AM at Bellevue Christian Center 1400 Harvell Dr., Bellevue, NE. Visitation Monday, Nov. 6th from 5-7PM at John A. Gentleman Mortuaries Bellevue Chapel. Interment at Omaha National Cemetery.