Marjorie Louise Davis (Bishop) was born in Hart County, KY, May 27, 1926, to Lawrence Lowell Bishop and Ettie “Ethel” Bishop (Despain). She entered Heaven’s gates on Monday, April 25, 2022 to spend Eternity with her loving husband of 72 years, Floyd Reed Davis, friends and family who have gone before and with her God whom she accepted as her Lord and Savior in 1944. She passed away at The Fountains in Franklin TN. Church was an integral part of her life. She was a member of the Sunday school, choir, and Women’s Missionary Union and held positions of leadership in each of them. She helped with the children’s choirs during the time her children were young. Marjorie and Floyd taught inTraining Union and for many years she contacted members to ask if they would like to place flowers on the communion table in memory of or in honor of family members or friends.
There was always a beautiful arrangement there each Sunday. She worked anywhere the church needed her and did it with grace and capability. Marjorie was engaged in various activities during her lifetime. Living in Audubon Park for 60 years encouraged her creative expression with flowers. The garden at home was always immaculate. Marjorie entered floral contests winning multiple awards for her beautiful arrangements. As a member of the Audubon Park Garden Club, she held several positions including president and a council member of the organization. In 1972, she started The Dogwood Festival which has grown each year and continues to draw people from the entire Kentuckiana area. Marjorie was a Kentucky Colonel and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Traveling extensively on four continents, several times including her children, she saw many wonderful sites. When she walked where Jesus walked it was the highlight of all her travels. She lost her beloved husband in 2018, later moving to Franklin, TN to be closer to her daughter. There, she joined the Daughter’s of the American Revolution. The meetings were online allowing her to attend during the Covid pandemic. Marjorie loved her husband and family with a passion. She was a loyal friend to many. She will be deeply missed.
Survivors include her children: Deborah Lynn of Franklin TN; Floyd R. II (Mely) of Palm Harbor FL and Keith Edwin (Mary Jane) of Tallahassee FL; grandchildren Charlotte Davis, Matthew Davis (Anna), Spencer Davis, April Davis, Amber Davis and great-grandchildren, Ashley Barger, Anthony Barger and Benjamin Davis.
Funeral service will be at 11:00am on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at Walnut Street Baptist Church, 1143 S. 3rd St. (Please note that 3rd St. is closed on Saturday due to a marathon), followed by interment in Cave Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be 4:00-7:00pm on Friday, April 29, 2022, at Highlands Funeral Home, 3331 Taylorsville Rd.
Expressions of sympathy may be given to Walnut Street Baptist Church or to your local Hospice in her name.