ASHEBORO — Oma Jeanne Winslow Davis (O.J.) passed away surrounded by family on Saturday, July 22, 2017.
O.J. was born May 23, 1925, to Marie Kendall Winslow and John Raymond Winslow in Marshalltown, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Joseph M. Davis; her parents; brother, Edwin Winslow; and stepfather, Lynn Ellis.
She is survived by sister, Miriam Cohen; daughter, Julie Davis (George Viconovic); son, Stephen (Diana) Davis; grandson, Chris Davis; granddaughter, Katie Freeman (Brian); and great-grandson, Thomas.
She is also survived by her dearly loved nieces and nephews, Michael Cohen, Marcia Cohen, Monte Cohen, Marilee Cohen, Matt Cohen, Sherry Winslow, Craig Winslow; and goddaughter, Gina Tedescucci.
O.J. was a believer in the kindness and acceptance of others learned in the Quaker faith that she was raised in. She cherished the magic of the written word and of music and the joy of her children and grandchildren (who nicknamed her GMA). Her kind heart will be missed by both young and old family and friends.
Many thanks to Arbor Acres United Methodist Retirement Community, the Department of Family Medicine, Wake Forest Baptist Health and Hospice & Palliative Care Center of Winston-Salem.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, at First Presbyterian Church in Asheboro.
Memorials in her honor may be made to The Randolph County Public Library, 201 Worth St., Asheboro, NC 27203.
Pugh Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Remembrances and online condolences may be made at www.pughfuneralhome.com.