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2969 Baseline Road
Boulder, CO 80303
Phone: (303) 440-3960
Fax: (303) 440-3944
Johnnie Davis

Johnnie Mae Davis

Tuesday, May 10th, 1932 - Wednesday, July 29th, 2020
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Johnnie Mae Davis

...Passed peacefully on Wednesday, July29 (@ 1:15 PM) after a long illness.

She is survived by her three sons (Tedd, Tony, and Fred), six grandchildren (Ian, Trevor, Nicole, Aaron, Cea, and Te), one great granddaughter (Zoey Purchase), her younger brother Cleveland Campbell Jr. and various loving nieces, nephews and in-laws. As a loving and devoted mother, she considered the raising and supporting three sons through college and into successful professional careers her greatest achievement.


She was born and raised in Griffin / Warm Springs communities of Georgia in 1930s and 40s. As a strong willed and intelligent African American girl born in the depression era Deep South, she was determined at an early age to go to college. However,in the Depression era segregated Deep South, she had to pay her own expenses to take a bus to a high school that admitted African-Americans. She supported her educational goals by working throughout her teens, including working and saving money for two years prior to attending Tennessee State University where she earned a B.A. in Education in 1954.

She was an educator for more than 30 years. Prior to retirement she taught in California, Colorado Springs, and Longmont. In Longmont's St. Vrain School District, Johnnie was the first and often the district's only African-American teacher. She taught two kindergarten classes a day until she was seventy years old.

A faithful member of Second Baptist Church in Boulder, Colorado Johnnie is credited with starting Second Baptists's children's church. It continues to thrive today. She also a member of the church choir.

Described by those that love and admire her as captivating, inspiring, strong willed, independent and intelligent, Johnnie personified a person of high moral values. Her life pays tribute to knowing the importance of family and friends.

As a two time cancer survivor during her 70s and early 80s, Jonnie exemplified radiance and determination throughout her entire life.

In 2008, she was honored as a “Living Legend” by a Denver Metro based African-American women’s organization.
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  • Service

    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Second Baptist Church
    Address
    5300 Baseline Road
    Boulder, Colorado 80303
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    Notes
    The service will be streamed in two places. Please see below for links. Mother Johnnie Davis’ Homegoing Celebration can be viewed August 12, 2020 & 11am on Facebook Livestream at: www.facebook.com/sbcboulder/live Or by going to the “Sermons” link at www.sbcboulder.com. Click on “Mother Johnnie Davis Homegoing Service” These are not hyperlinks. You will have to do a copy and paste.
  • Interment

    Location
    Green Mountain Cemetery
    Address
    290 20th Street
    BOULDER, CO 80302
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Linda Thomas-Glover

Posted at 07:02pm
Johnnie Davis - what can I say beyond the fact that she was amaging and had a heart of gold. She opened her herat and home to many who needed a place to just "eat a good meal and rest". I will always remember when she joined on a trip to the Bahamas when no one else could join me. We had such a great time. She came to my wedding and filled in as a grandmother on my family side - both of my grandmothers had passed away. I admired her so much. Their is a hole in many of our lives since she is not longer with us on earth. but our memories of and love for her will never diminish.
Linda Thomas-Glover (Boulder 1982 - 1986
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Paul Grant

Posted at 02:54pm
Tedd, Anthony, Fred I am so sorry we lost your mom. She was a very important part of our family. The family will not be the same. Let's talk soon. You all are in my prayers.
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Lamont Norman

Posted at 07:04pm
I remember Ms. Davis helping my wife pick greens. Pamela always thought it was fun for the two of them to go and pick them together. I will miss her positive attitude.
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Posted at 04:28pm
Fred, Losing someone we love is never easy, but we must be thankful for, the beautiful moments and memories we have all shared with your mother.
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Tony, Losing someone we love is never easy, but we must be thankful for, the beautiful moments and memories we have all shared with your mother.
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