Janice Walters (Gilbert) Davis, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and His eternal rest on February 23, 2021. She was 84 years old.
She is survived by her three children, Joanna (David) Stockman of Tallassee, AL, Carolynn (Bruce) Hilt of Navarre, FL, Tom (Wendy) Gilbert of Johns Creek, GA, her fourteen grandchildren and four great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Julian Davis, and by her sister Joan Walters Mathison.
Funeral services will be Friday, February 26, 2021, at Corbitt’s Funeral Home, 205 N Maple Street in Tuskegee. Visitation is at 1:00 PM and the funeral service will be at 2:00 PM with the Reverend Doctor John Ed Mathison officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be sent to: Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago,IL 60601 or donations can be made online at: act.alz.org.
Janice was born on January 16, 1937, in Montgomery to the late Wallace Darby and Erma Fort Walters of Troy and Tuskegee, Alabama. She graduated from the Tuskegee High School in 1955. She received the Bachelor of Arts degree in Home Economics from Auburn University in 1960 where she was a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. On January 2, 1961, Janice was married to Mr. John William Gilbert at the First United Methodist Church of Tuskegee. She began her teaching career while he completed his studies at Auburn University. She was an accomplished homemaker and later stayed home to raise their children while making several moves to different states for his jobs. Her legacy is passed on with her faith in God; also, in her devotedness to her family sacrificing her wants and needs for their care. She later became the caretaker and attended to the needs of her own mother, Erma Walters, before she required additional medical care and assistance.
Janice was involved in the churches she attended and always had a compassionate heart to be of service to those in need. She grew up as a member of The First United Methodist Church in Tuskegee and later returned to that church before her second marriage to Julian Davis in 1987. He passed away in 2014. She was an accomplished poet and had many of her poems published in several church bulletins. In 2015 she came to The Belmont Assisted Living in Montgomery. She regularly attended Bible Studies and loved to sing the hymns aloud. Her favorite hymn was “Amazing Grace” along with “The Old Rugged Cross” and “Love Lifted Me.”
Janice had a love of family history which she worked on with her mother and she was able to pass on genealogy facts from multiple generations. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Pace Society of America. Her family is blessed by her love, devotedness, and care for their lives, but most of all for her faith and love for her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
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