The Life of Betty J. Davis
The Life Story of Betty Jean Davis
Betty Jean Davis formerly Betty Jean Kent of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was granted her eternal crown on July 16, 2018 after a long illness. Betty Jean was the third child born to the late Henry and Marie Kent on September 15, 1941, in Savannah Georgia.
Betty Jean or “Betty” relocated from Savannah Georgia to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania with her family when she was a young child. She attended and graduated from Edward W. Bok Technical High School, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she met her future husband, Stanley Calvin Davis. Betty married Stanley Calvin Davis, Sr.,June 8, 1963. From this union five children were born, Stanley Jr, Octavius, twins Contrisces and Dortrisces, and LaBrant. Betty worked for many years as a seamstress before she decided to become a full time domestic goddess. Betty was a remarkable cook and enjoyed preparing meals for her growing family. Betty was a brass and unapologetic, yet loving mother. Betty rejoined the workforce after raising her family and maintained employment at the former Holiday Inn on City Line Avenue, until she retired. Betty took exceptional joy in her children as they graduated from college and began lives of their own, while she doled out her unique style of advice and life lessons. She assisted in the
caregiving of her grandchildren from birth to preschool after her retirement. Betty was a devoted fan of daytime soap operas including The Young and the Restless. She enjoyed being with family and her children’s college and adult friends who became her adopted children, shopping, planning adventures and recapping her favorite television dramas with her sister Janet, spoiling her grandchildren and grand dog Lexus (aka Lexie Poo), listening to oldies and gospel music, giving unsolicited advice whenever she could to just about everybody she encountered and collecting African American figurines and dolls. Betty leaves the following to celebrate her life and carry on her legacy: her children, Stan, Connie, Dori, and Brant, her two sisters Janet Kent and Jackie Varn, three daughters in laws, Lisa, Judy and Kim, a son in law, Brian and a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren, other loving relatives, extended family and friends. She was predeceased by her husband, of 32 years, Stanley Davis, Sr., her sister, Evelyn, her brother, Robert and her son, Tate.