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Mrs. Patricia Eloise Medlin Davenport, of China Grove, passed away Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011, at Kate B. Reynolds Hospice House in Winston-Salem.
Mrs. Davenport was born in Roanoke Rapids on April 5, 1938, a daughter of the late Grady Alex and Myrtle Eloise Feagans Medlin. Mrs. Davenport attended Weldon City Schools and was a 1956 graduate of Roanoke Rapids High School. Then she took nurse’s training at Roanoke Rapids Hospital School of Nursing. She was a member of Rosemary Methodist Church, Roanoke Rapids.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Mrs. Davenport was involved in antiques and collectibles in Greensboro with the Mustard Seed, B&B Treasures and Rhyne’s Corner Cupboard. She was also a building maintenance technician with the O.J. Wray Company.
Survivors include husband Stephen E. Davenport, whom she married March 31, 1961; sons Derek York Davenport and wife Toni Zito of Durham, Jay E. Davenport and wife Nancy of Greensboro; grandchildren Stephen E. Davenport of Cary, Amanda Wolfe of Charlotte and Gina Allen of Greensboro; sisters Dean Collier and husband Marshall, of Lake Gaston, Sandra Heuay and husband Rob of Richmond, Va.; brothers Grady A. Medlin Jr. of Jamestown, Va., David B. Camp, Jr. of Roanoke Rapids and Jimmy W. Camp of Littleton; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Herman Scearce of New Bern; many special nephews and nieces; and special friends Marti, Faye, Henry and Leslie, and O.J. and Eula.
Remembrance Celebrations will be held at several locations across the state.
Special THANKS to Carolina Oncology of Salisbury, Rowan Regional Medical Center and the Rowan Hospice Group.
Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103; Local Chapter of the American Cancer Society ; NCDOT Wildflower Program; or to your favorite charity.
Carolina Cremation (formerly Evergreen Cremation Services) of Salisbury, NC is assisting the Davenport family. Online condolences may be made at www.mycarolinacremation.com.