Carter Funeral Home humbly announces the transition of Mrs. Ida Mae Davenport, 87, of Miami, Florida. A native of Union Springs, Alabama, Mrs. Davenport peacefully exchanged Life for eternity on April 30, 2019.
Celebration of Life Services were held Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. from the sanctuary of the Wayman Chapel AME Church of Union Springs, Rev. Ronald C. Smith, pastor.
The message of comfort was delivered by Pastor Gary Lewis of the First Missionary Baptist Church. Interment followed in Mason Cemetery. Mrs. Davenport will lay in repose at the church one hour prior to Celebration of Life Services.
Public visitation was held Friday, May 10, 2019 from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Carter Funeral Home.
Ida Mae Davenport was born on February 1, 1932, in Bullock Co., AL to the late proud parents of Pervis and Rebecca Chappell Phillips.
She confessed Christ at an early age and became a member of Wayman Chapel AME Church.
Educated in the Bullock County Public School System, Ida Mae graduated from Carver High School in 1950. She was married to Leroy Davenport who preceded her in death in 1974. Ida loved life and spent the majority of her working years as a hairstylist.
She was also employed at the Welsh Co. of Union Springs, AL until she retired. When her health began to fail, she relocated to Miami, Florida to live with her oldest daughter, Martha.
On April 30, 2019, Ida Mae peacefully exchanged life for eternity, Left to cherish precious memories are two daughters; Martha (Onford), Jackson, Miami, FL, and Linda (Lorenzo) Simpson, Lanham, MD; One son, Ramon (Marjorie) Davenport, Miami, FL; six grandchildren, Reyana Davenport, Antonio Jackson, and Lenesha Jackson, all of Miami, FL., Lorenzo Simpson Jr. Temple Hill, MD, Alicia Freeman, Lanham, MD, and Tiffany Simpson, Laurel, MD; One sister, Catherine Royal Chicago, Illinois; One Nephew, Keith Royal Chicago, IL ; one niece Christine Tarver Midway, AL.
Her extended family that she loved as her own children: Gloria Penn, Tony Cooper, and DuQuency Cooper, along with a special friend, Jarvis Mercy.
The Staff of Carter Funeral Home is honored to support the Davenport family with End of Life Services.