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Reva May Davis

April 19, 1935 — July 7, 2013

Reva May Davis

Reva May Davis, 78, of Earlysville, died on Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Charlottesville Health and Rehab. She was born on April 19, 1935 in Greene County to the late Elie and Edith Morris Collier.

Nanny as she was known to a lot of folks loved to care for anyone in need by cooking her famous masterpiece, her mashed potatoes, cleaning, or making a quilt for them. She was a “do’er”, taking care of whatever needed to be done, especially for her family that was so dear to her. She always had a “Nanny” hug for anyone that was strong as a bear. She also loved the outdoors from feeding the animals to growing beautiful flowers. She poured love into everything she did. She loved bluegrass gospel music and the Lord that the music uplifted. She is now with Him, her beautiful daughter and family she missed so much ~ waiting for the ones she left behind.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Hospice of the Piedmont, Charlottesville Health and Rehab and especially her nurses, Elaine, Graham and Angie for their love, compassion and devotion to her and our family during this time.

She is survived by her son, Ronald Davis and his wife, Sherri of Louisa, her sister, Connie Jones of Earlysville, her grandchildren, Jason, Jerry, Ashley, Jordan, Tyler, Brianna, Chase and Colby, her great granddaughter, Cierra, nephew, Nelson Davis, niece, Amanda Barnett, great nieces and nephews, Destiny, Christopher, Sara and Nelson, Jr. and numerous family, friends and loved ones.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Marshall Lewis Davis, her daughter, Brenda Gentry and her siblings, Donnie Collier and Shirley Davis.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home, 12819 Spotswood Trail Ruckersville, VA 22968.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Ryan Funeral Home with Brother Greg Lohr officiating.

Interment will follow in Holly Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Buck Mountain Episcopal Church Food Pantry, 4133 Earlysville Rd, Earlysville, VA 22936 and/or Hospice of the Piedmont, 675 Peter Jefferson Pkwy Suite 300 Charlottesville, VA 22911.

Food delivery will be accepted at 83 White Pine Dr Ruckersville, VA 22968.

An online guestbook is available at

Ryan Funeral Home of Ruckersville, VA is handling the arrangements.
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