MURIEL M. DAVIS
MAY 1, 1934 – OCTOBER 14, 2010
Muriel M. Davis was born May 1, 1934 in Alexandria, Louisiana. On Thursday, October 14, 2010, Muriel was called from earth to home by our heavenly Father.
Muriel accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at True Vine Missionary Baptist Church in Alexandria, Louisiana.
Muriel attended Peabody High School in Alexandria, Louisiana. After graduating from Peabody High School in 1953, Muriel attended Southern University in Baton Rouge where she studied Home Economics. She went on to complete her studies and graduated from Southern University in 1957.
On June 17, 1957, Muriel married her high school sweetheart, Abraham, and from this union four daughters were born.
Outside of the love for her family was the love for her church, First Street United Methodist Church, New Orleans, Louisiana. Muriel served in many capacities in the church. She was a member of the United Methodist Women, she taught Vacation Bible School, and assisted with the church’s administrative duties.
Muriel was gifted in arts and crafts and was an accomplished seamstress. She loved sewing for herself, her daughters, and others when time permitted her to do so. She also loved to cook and bake. Anyone who had her pralines, a slice of her homemade carrot cake, German chocolate cake, or her cinnamon rolls could tell you they were “mouth watering good!” To this day two of her daughters followed her as “great” cooks and bakers of “delicious” desserts.
Muriel also went to class to learn upholstery and she upholstered furniture in her home and like with her cooking and baking, she did an “excellent” job. The end results of whatever she did in her many talents were always that of “quality work.”
Muriel’s sweet spirit and loving personality enriched many lives. Memories of her will forever be treasured by her loving husband of 53 years, Abraham E. Davis; her four daughters: Gretenal, Carol, Iris and Anita, two sons-in-law, six grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a host of other relatives and friends.
Gretenal M. Davis
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