Marla Elizabeth Davis

Marla Elizabeth Davis, 36, of Blackshear, passed away Friday, January 3, 2020, at Ascension St. Vincent’s Riverside in Jacksonville, FL, following a short illness.

Born July 6, 1983 in Blackshear, she was a lifelong resident of Pierce County. She graduated from Pierce County High School in 2001 and was an optometrist assistant at Seaside Ophthalmology in Waycross.  She was a devoted member of Remnant Church where she worked with the kid’s ministry, Generation 2:9 Kidz and served as a small group leader.

Known for her beautiful smile and sweet spirit, she could light up any room she entered. She was a friend to all, and always had a smile, hug, or word of encouragement.

She was preceded in death by her father, Jeffery Cavin Davis; her paternal grandparents, H.M. and Margaret Davis; her maternal grandparents, Buck and Violet Dixon and an uncle, Harley Davis.

Survivors include her daughter, Jensi Grace Smith, Blackshear; fiancé, Josh Dwayne Corley and children, Ella, Emma, and Brooks, all of Blackshear; mother and step-father, Rene’ and Jerome Bolden, Blackshear; sister, Holly Sweat, Blackshear; aunts and uncles, Al and Bevan Dixon, Blackshear and Lynn Davis Roberts, both of Blackshear and Sharon Taylor, Waycross; nieces and nephews, Zach Sweat and Leigha Sweat, both of Blackshear; cousins, Jami Davis Carter, Blackshear, Sara Davis, St. Augustine, FL, Seth Carter and Justin Roberts, both of Blackshear, Shawn Dixon, Atlanta and Bryce Dixon and Adam Dixon, both of Blackshear and many friends.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, at First Baptist Church of Blackshear.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 5, from the First Baptist Church in Blackshear with Pastor Caleb Lancaster officiating.   

 Interment will follow in the Blackshear City Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Hope House of Remnant Church, a recovery home for women overcoming addiction. Donations can be sent to  Hope House, In Memory of Marla Davis, 3205 Memorial Drive, Waycross, GA 31503.

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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