Lorraine Davis left this life on September 28, 2022 after a brief illness. She was 94 years old.
Born Sarah Lorraine Vance in Deatsville, Alabama on April 28, 1928, Lorraine found the love of her life and moved to Tuskegee, Alabama after marrying Irving Davis in 1953. They had two daughters, Susan and Karen, who were raised in Tuskegee.
Lorraine and Irving loved the banking business, and both were known as being fixtures at the local banks where they worked. After retiring from banking, Lorraine and Irving owned and operated Tuskegee Hardware in downtown Tuskegee. After once again retiring, they began traveling and would take bus trips around the country. Lorraine has declared the mountains of Colorado as her favorite place to visit.
Lorraine’s only grandchild, Lauren, was born in 1984 and she became forever known as Nana. Nana was adored by her granddaughter, who knew she could always count on her for honest advice, a home cooked meal, bright red fingernail polishing parties, and a good laugh. Lorraine was also well known for her baked goods, especially her rum cake.
Lorraine is survived by her granddaughter, Lauren (Kris) Ferriola of Orlando, Florida and her great grandson, Davis. She is also survived by many special nieces and nephews, including Vera Ellen (David) Scott, Van (Christy) Wadsworth, Steve Oswalt, Ed George, Scott Davis, and many great-nieces and nephews to whom she was lovingly known as Auntie.
She was also blessed to have many special caretakers for her and her daughter later in life, most especially Bobbie Jean Perry.
Lorraine’s husband and daughters preceded her in death as did her siblings, Vera Wadsworth, Pauline Darden, William Vance, and Evelyn George.
A celebration of Lorraine’s life will be held on Monday, October 17th at 1 p.m. at Tuskegee Cemetery.