Patsy Ann McLean Davis, of Southern Pines, passed peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at the age of 82.

Born on March 24, 1937 in Hamlet, North Carolina, Patsy (“Pat”) was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, and grandmother. She was preceded in death by her parents, Owen Franklin Mclean and Etta Spencer Pearson McLean, as well has her brother, Jamie Owen McLean, and her beloved pet Westie for 15 ½ years, Annie.

A friend to everyone, Pat had a sincere interest in getting to know people – asking questions about their lives and their family. Most of all, Pat loved to spend time with her family, including trips to the N.C. beaches, playing with her grandchildren at Seven Lakes, many shopping excursions with her daughters, daughter-in-law and granddaughters, and traveling around the world with family and friends. She always put others first, which is something she has passed on to her family.

She is survived by her husband of 61 years, James Minor Davis, Jr. (“Jim”); her children: Jan Davis Warren, James Owen Davis and wife Susan, and Julie Davis Bilodeau and husband Andy; her grandchildren, who lovingly called her “Nana”: Ashley Davis Warren and fiancé Jon, James Robert Davis, McLean Marion Warren, Davis Ann Bilodeau, and Spencer Owen Davis; her sisters: Martha McLean Ritter and husband Jim, and Jeannette McLean Stafford; and her nieces and nephews: Chris Mucci, Jamie Ritter, Lewis Ritter, Ann Stafford, and Michael Stafford.

Before moving to the Sandhills, Pat and Jim lived in Raleigh, where Pat was a member of St. Michael’s Episcopal Church and served as a docent at the Governor’s Mansion for several years. After retiring in Seven Lakes, Pat and Jim joined West End Presbyterian where Pat used her beautiful singing voice in the choir. They moved to Penick Village in 2017.

Blessed with a green thumb, Pat kept a beautiful garden filled with roses, hydrangeas, peonies, and more. She could often be found watering her garden or out in the yard tending to her plants.

Pat was an incredible decorator. Her house is filled with flowers from her garden and furnished with things she loved. No matter the holiday, Pat thoughtfully decorated each corner of her home. Christmas was always her favorite holiday. Her loved ones vow to continue her tradition each year with a beautiful tree and wonderfully wrapped presents adorned with the bows Pat taught us how to make.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 11:00am at Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Southern Pines.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Meals on Wheels of Rocky Mount, the Penick Foundation, or FirstHealth Hospice.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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