Mary L. Davenport

Published 10:51 am Thursday, February 9, 2017

Mary L. Davenport, of White Pine, Tenn., formerly of Jonesborough, Tenn., passed away Monday, February 6, 2017, at her home following a lengthy illness.
Mary was a lifelong resident of Jonesborough, Tenn. She was employed by Leon-Fehrenbach in Johnson City, Tenn., for 35 years.
Mary was a God-fearing lady who had Jesus Christ in her heart. She would give you her last piece of bread knowing she would have to go hungry. She was always trying to help her family and made sacrifices to do so. Her life was about serving others. Mary’s favorite pastimes were listening to Gospel music and spending time with her family.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Walter D. Davenport and Mae Davenport; sister and brother-in-law, Virginia Davenport Osborne and Arthur Osborne Sr.; brothers, Johnny Davenport, Jessie Davenport, Jack Davenport and Cecil Davenport; sisters, Lottie Davenport, Betty Davenport Bamman and Shirley Davenport Osborne; and special nephew, Timothy Osborne Jr.
She is survived by two sisters and brothers-in-law, Vicky Davenport Arms and Robert Arms of Newport, Tenn., and Faye Davenport Jones and Landon Jones of Summerville, S.C.; sisters-in-law, Earline Davenport and Betty Davenport, both of Jonesborough, Tenn.; and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews.
The family of Mary L. Davenport will receive friends from noon until 2 p.m. Friday, February 10, at Morris-Baker Funeral Home. Following the visitation, family and friends will proceed to Roselawn Memorial Park for a 3 p.m. graveside committal service with Pastor Danny Osborne officiating. Active pallbearers will be Arthur Osborne Jr., Danny Osborne, Dennis Osborne, Robert Arms, Michael Osborne, Derek Osborne and Jeff Osborne. Memories and condolences may be shared with the Davenport family via
Morris-Baker Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 2001 E. Oakland Avenue, Johnson City, (423) 282-1521, is serving the Davenport family.

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