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In Memory of

Marie P. Davison

September 30, 1924 - September 16, 2016

Obituary


Davison, Marie Phillips, of Gardendale, AL

Ms. Marie 'Meemaw' Davison passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on September 16, 2016. She was born in Aliceville, AL on September 30, 1924.

She graduated from Aliceville High School and lived in Birmingham most of her life. Marie worked for over 50 years in various capacities for the combined companies Collateral Mortgage Company and New South Federal Bank. In an effort to encourage her to retire after age 70, the company began eliminating each job position she held. In her own way of doing...

Davison, Marie Phillips, of Gardendale, AL

Ms. Marie 'Meemaw' Davison passed away peacefully at the age of 91 on September 16, 2016. She was born in Aliceville, AL on September 30, 1924.

She graduated from Aliceville High School and lived in Birmingham most of her life. Marie worked for over 50 years in various capacities for the combined companies Collateral Mortgage Company and New South Federal Bank. In an effort to encourage her to retire after age 70, the company began eliminating each job position she held. In her own way of doing things, she just found another position in the company that was vacant and decided that was now her new job. She finally retired from the company at age 82. She was a lover of Alabama football, and made everyone around her aware of that fact. She was a strong willed person that overcame many struggles in her life, including raising a son as a single mother.

Marie is preceded in death by her parents, Oliver and Vera Phillips; sisters Pat Powe (Walter) and Francis Miller (Howard). She is survived by her son, Ronnie Blakney (Diane); grandchildren, Zak Blakney (Brooke) and great grandson, Maddux Blakney; and Scott Faucett (Tonya) and great granddaughter, Ashley Faucett; brother Oliver Phillips (Helen) and sister Mary Medley; best friends Darlene Moore, Betty Tidwell and Diana McIntosh; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family members and friends.

The celebration of Marie's life will be at 2pm on September 19, 2016 at Ridouts Gardendale Chapel, with burial at Oakwood Memorial Gardens, adjacent to the funeral home. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 1pm-2pm for visitation at Ridouts Gardendale Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to The Bell Center; online at www.bellcenter.org or by mail to The Bell Center, 1700 29th Court South, Birmingham, AL 35209 denoting in Memory of Marie Davison (in honor of her great grandson Maddux Blakney).
Arrangements under the direction of Ridout's Gardendale Chapel, Gardendale, AL.