Unforgettable: Lois Davis
An Unforgettable Woman of God
Mama Lois became a mother at a young age. As a single mom, she moved away from her parents home in New Jersey to live with her sister in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She went into labor on Halloween and gave birth to a son she named Anthony. Life was not easy for this young mama. It took her a few years to create the life she truly wanted for her family. She worked hard to take care of her son and, soon, built a more stable life.
Some time later, she met Danny Davis, a young man from a Christian household. But Lois had no time for games. By that time, she had two children and had grown much wiser. Lois became Danny’s love interest and he knew that winning her over would not be easy. Danny lived in one city and Lois lived in another. So, after their initial meeting, they only talked over the phone. Soon Danny came up with a plan. Each week he got paid, he would lay money aside for Lois and send it to her. He figured it would help her take care of a few bills. She had not asked for his help but she was intrigued by his persistence.
After a few weeks of talking by phone, she finally agreed to meet him in person for a date. He was thrilled. At their first date, she handed him an envelope. He opened the envelope to find all the money he had sent her over the past weeks. She did not spend one penny of it. Now, he was intrigued. He knew she was the one. They married and remained a loving and devoted couple until her death in 2018.
Lois’s oldest son, Anthony, became my husband and we have been married for 34 years. He, like his Mom, is one of the hardest working people I know. But even more so, he is a man of God, who makes his family a priority. He serves in the church as a devoted Deacon. Lois’s baby boy grew up to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering and has worked as a Die Engineer for more than 25 years.
I thank God for that young mother. By the time I met Mama Lois, I was in awe of her. She seemed to do it all. She was clothed in strength and beauty. Her family esteemed her highly and loved her dearly. She was an amazing cook and her angel biscuits would melt your heart. She was more than smart. She was scholarly, and needed no academic confirmation. I found her to be witty and engaging. But, that mama, could summon her inner lioness when necessary. She was all together lovely and immensely loved. Mama Lois was an amazing woman and has proven to be unforgettable.