Davis, Rosalie

Rosalie “Rosie” Cayton Myers Davis, 82, of Blacksburg, met Jesus and moved into her mansion in Heaven on Sunday, June 7, 2020.

She was born in Roanoke on January 9, 1938, to the late Robert “Bob” and Edith Cayton. She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Myers II; her second husband, Willard Davis; and a sister, Juanita Hoel.

She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law: John and Karen Myers of Blacksburg, Jeff and Kim Davis of McCoy, Paul and Shannon Davis of Christiansburg, and Willard Jr. and Sheila Davis of Christiansburg; three daughters and a son-in-law, Kimberly Alls and Daniel of Christiansburg, Alice Lester of Roanoke and Nancy Davis of Rocky Mount; sister Norma and Johnny Murray of Roanoke and family; 12 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She also leaves behind her best friends, Gayle Olinger, Anna Farley and Athena Gibson, who transported her around town to the hairdresser, the grocery store, and to many doctor visits and appointments. 

Rosie was known to many for her years spent preparing snacks and meals for the children and staff at Rainbow Riders Child Care Center. She filled many hearts, souls and bellies with wonderful meals, including her famous macaroni and cheese as well as soups and special dishes. She was a dear friend, confidant and mentor to the young and old; she never met a stranger and could bring out the best in those around her. Her smile and laughter were contagious, her kindness was overflowing and her heart was full of love for others.

Also known affectionately as Nana, Rosie enjoyed spending time with her family that she loved so dearly, gardening, working in her flowers, reading, sharing stories of the past, Hallmark movies and Days of our Lives. She loved the Lord and was a faithful follower of His will for her life on Earth. She fought many battles with her health but never wavered in the struggles and challenges. 

Visitation for friends and family was held Wednesday, June 10 at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg. A private service was held at 2 p.m. at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend John Hopkins officiating. Interment followed in Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg. 

In lieu of flowers, please consider preparing one of your favorite dishes and sharing it with a neighbor or friend, planting a small garden of vegetables or flowers or doing some act of kindness that reminds you of Rosie’s testimony in life. She would be honored in knowing her legacy continues.          


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