Beverly Wicker Davis

Published 10:02 am Friday, February 28, 2020

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Mrs. Beverly Wicker Davis of Bermuda Run West died at Forsyth Medical Center on Feb. 23, 2020 following a brave battle with Parkinson’s Disease.

She was born on March 13, 1939 in Raleigh to the late Ruth Braswell Wicker and Raymond Spencer Wicker. She was educated at Needham Broughton High School in Raleigh, St. Mary’s School in Raleigh and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where she graduated in 1961 with a bachelor’s degree in education. She was a member of Alpha Delta Pi Sorority while at UNC. She began her teaching career in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School System where she taught in the elementary grades before moving to Winston-Salem where she taught at Brunson and Easton elementary.   Upon relocations with her husband, Floyd, she taught in Burke County, Catawba County, Shelby City Schools and Iredell County before retiring from teaching. In 1960 while at UNC, she met Floyd Davis and on Dec. 29, 1962 they were married.

Survivors: her husband, Floyd; 2 daughters, Sheila Davis Dunn (Joseph Dunn) Midlothian, Va. and their children Bailey and Campbell; Pamela Davis Wildt, Birmingham, Ala. and daughter Paige; a son, Brandon Wicker Davis (Teresa Davis) of Charlotte and their children Carly and Graham; a brother, Ray Wicker (Linda Wicker) of Houston, Texas; and 2 nephews, Chris and Michael Wicker.

She enjoyed many years playing tennis with friends around North Carolina and more recently was a  bridge player. She was a strong supporter of UNC including the athletic programs and along with her husband was a longtime season ticket holder for UNC football and member of the UNC Educational Foundation. She was a member of various churches during the family’s business relocations and most recently was a member of First Presbyterian Church Winston-Salem.

A celebration of life service will be conducted at 2 p.m.Friday, Feb. 28 at Hayworth-Miller Kinderton Chapel, Bermuda Run. The Rev. Dr. Peter Barnes, senior pastor at First Presbyterian Church Winston-Salem, will officiate. The family will receive friends following the service at the funeral home.

Memorials: Trellis Supportive Care, 101 Hospice Lane, Winston-Salem, 27103; or Winston-Salem Rescue Mission, PO Box 20424, Winston- Salem,   27120-0424.