"I Sing Because I'm happy, I Sing Because I'm free
His eye is on the sparrow And I know He watches me."
On Sunday, February 28, 1926, Northampton County was blessed with the presence of Carrie L. Davis, who was the beloved daughter of the late James Weaver and Earline Harris.
While growing up in rural Northampton County, Carrie began her educational journey at Pleasant Hill School in Pleasant Hill, North Carolina. As life progressed, she relocated to White Plains, New York in an effort to find better opportunities and to experience the "big city". While there, Carrie thought it was necessary to unite in Christian fellowship at a local church. The Calvary Baptist Church is where she would choose to expand her love of God and strengthen her faith - she participated in the gospel chorus and enjoyed singing.
Relocating back home to North Carolina, Carrie joined the Faithful Band Missionary Baptist Church of Pleasant Hill. In an effort to increase her knowledge of Christ she furthered her education by attending the Tabernacle Bible Institute under the tutelage of Dr. Eloise Young. She loved the Lord, reading and studying the Word of God and using her voice according to Psalm 96 to bring God the Glory "O sing unto the Lord a new song: sing unto the Lord, all the earth. Sing unto the Lord, bless his name; shew forth his salvation from day to day. Declare his glory among the heathen, his wonders among all people. For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods."
"Love recognizes no barriers. It jumps hurdles, leaps fences and penetrates walls to arrive at its destination full of hope." (Maya Angelou) Carrie had a strong love for her family and friends; assisting with the ministries of the church, by feeding the hungry; completing word find puzzles; playing bingo and coloring with her favorite Gel Pens.
"After the clouds, the sunshine; after the winter, the spring; After the shower, the rainbow; for life is a changeable thing. After the night, the morning, bidding all darkness cease, After life*s cares and sorrows, the comfort and sweetness of peace." While in the care of Tower Rehabilitation & Nursing Center, Raleigh, North Carolina, Carrie quietly transitioned from this earthly life, until sweet eternal rest. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by: three sons, Charlie Richardson, Willie Richardson and James 'Nugget' Richardson; two grandchildren, Charles V. Richardson and Calandra Richardson and two sisters, Annie Maude Avent and Helen Brown.
Your life was full of loving deeds, forever thoughtful of our special needs. Today and tomorrow, our whole life through, we will always love and cherish you. Her sweet spirit, caring heart and generosity will long be remembered by all those whose lives she touched: daughter, Elder Martha Williams; grandchildren, Bishop J. Bernard Richardson, C.J. Richardson, Christopher Richardson, Shonda Richardson, Leslie Morice and Bessie Johnson; sister, Nannie Avent; brother, David Lee Williams; daughters-in-law, Deborah Richardson and Barbara Richardson; devoted caregivers, Glynis Lantion, Monica Davis, Gwen Barkley and Brenda Newsome; special niece, Rose Henry; a host of great-grandchildren, great, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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