Lena E. Davis

Published 5:09 pm Tuesday, February 15, 2022

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SEABOARD – Lena Delano Edwards Davis, 88, of Seaboard, lovingly known as “Del” to friends and family and “Mugga” to her grandchildren, went home to be with Jesus on February 12, 2022 after a long battle with multiple health issues.

Delano loved her family, friends and mostly God. She lived an exciting, full life traveling all over the world as an Airforce wife for 20 years. She especially enjoyed softball, bowling, Duke Blue Devils basketball and cooking. It brought her great joy to see people eat her food. Delano had a loving, giving, gentle and humble soul, always thinking of and caring for others. She was mother and grandmother to many more than just her biological children.

Delano was preceded in death by her parents, Ed Lewis Edwards and Lena Barnes Edwards; sisters, Pauline E. Lukes, Ernestine Kelly and Vernie Davenport; brother, Wesley F. Edwards; her husband, Bobby E. Davis and granddaughter, Katie Kelly.

She leaves behind her two sons, Edward K. Davis and his wife, Nancy and John L. Davis; three daughters, Margaret (Peggy) Harris, Patricia (Patty) Short and her husband, Mark, Ann D. Carter and her husband, Tommy; five grandchildren, Sean Kelly, Aaron Davis, Laura Davis, Patrick Davis and Wyatt Davis; five great grandchildren, Gracie, A.J., Elle, Thomas and Asher; four nieces, Verlene Stephenson, Barbara Lukes, Clara Kelly and Jackie Kelly; and three nephews, Stuart Taylor, James Davenport and Charles Davenport.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, February 16, 2022 at Elam Baptist Church in Gumberry, NC with Rev. Skip Cook officiating.

Interment will follow in Seaboard Cemetery in Seaboard, NC

The family will receive friends Tuesday from 7-8:30 p.m. at Askew Funeral and Cremation Services-Jackson Chapel.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to St. Judes Children’s Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105-9959, Baptist Children’s home of NC, c/o Elam Baptist Church P.O. Box 103 Seaboard, NC 27876 or Northeast Academy 210 Church Street Lasker, NC 27845.