Dessie Mae Davis McLeod

Dessie Davis McLeod
June 27, 1918 – November 8, 2012

1918

Dessie Mae Davis was born on 27 Jun 1918 in Lee, South Carolina, USA a child of Theodore Bagley Davis and Maggie Lucille Mathis Davis.

1920

Dessie M Davis was counted in the census on 08 Jan 1920 in Ionia, Lee, South Carolina, USA, as a one year old, single, white, female, daughter. Also in the home was her father, Theodore Davis; her mother, Maggie Davis; and her sister, Elma L Davis.

1930

Dessie M Davis was counted in the census on 18 Apr 1930 in Ionia, Lee, South Carolina, USA, as a 11 year old, single, white, female, daughter. Also in the home was her father, Thos B Davis; her mother, Maggie L Davis; and her sisters; Elma Davis, Floy Davis, and Jennie L Davis.

1938

On October 10, 1938, Dessie Mae Davis was issued a marriage license to Dalton M McLeod in Kershaw, South Carolina.

“South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91K-DQZ6-D?cc=3161369 : 27 July 2020), > image 1 of 1; South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.
“South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91K-DQZ8-H?cc=3161369 : 27 July 2020), > image 1 of 1; South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

1939

When she was 20, she married Dalton Lawrence McLeod on 11 May 1939 in Rembert, Sumter, South Carolina, USA at Springhill ME Church.

“South Carolina, County Marriage Licenses, 1911-1951,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3Q9M-C91K-DQW2-X?cc=3161369 : 27 July 2020), > image 1 of 1; South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Columbia.

1940

Dessie McLeod was counted in the census on 5 June 1940 in Ionia, Lee, South Carolina, USA, as a 21 year old, female, married, white, wife. Also in the home was her husband, Dalton L McLeod; and his sister, Rose McLeod.

1971

On September 3, 1971, Dessie Mae Davis McLeod was listed as a living mother in the obituary of Theo Davis McLeod.

2002

On October 21, 2002, Dessie McLeod was listed as a living sister in the obituary of Floy Lula Davis Ray.

2012

She died on 08 Nov 2012 in Elgin, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA. She was buried on 11 Nov 2012 in Camden, Kershaw, South Carolina, USA at Quaker Cemetery. 

Dessie Davis McLeod

ELGIN – Funeral services for Dessie Davis McLeod, 94, will be held Sunday at 3:00 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home, with burial to follow in Quaker Cemetery. The Rev. Philip Blankenship will officiate. The family will receive friends Saturday from 7 – 9 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that you do an act of kindness for someone or that memorials be made to The Walter M. Crowe Animal Shelter, Blaney Baptist Church, or Fairfield Healthcare, Ridgeway S.C.

Ms. McLeod, wife of the late Dalton Lawrence McLeod Jr., died Thursday, November 8, 2012. Born in Lee County, she was the daughter of the late Theo Davis and Maggie Davis. She was a member of Blaney Baptist Church where she served as Sunday school teacher, church clerk, WMU and was also very active in the youth ministries. She retired from the U.S. Post Office, Elgin office, after 26 years of service. Ms. McLeod was an officer of the Bishopville Eastern Star, a member of the Wateree River Homeowners Association and the S.C. State Employee Association. She was the Kershaw County Homemaker of the year in 1991.

Ms. McLeod will always be remembered as one of God’s good and faithful servants. She ministered in years past to the local widows in her home town of Elgin. She and her church friends visited the elderly spreading joy and laughter to shut-ins. She so unselfishly and quietly helped those in need.

Surviving are her sons, Robert “Bobby” McLeod (Carolyn) of Blythewood, Mack McLeod (Brenda) of Lugoff; grandchildren, Kelly Marie Cobb, Tracey McLeod Self; great grandchildren, Morgan Caldwell, Rachel Caldwell, Lindsay Cobb, and Davis Cobb; sister, Elmer Denton; and a sister-in-law, Rose Partin.

She was predeceased by her husband; a son, Theo Davis McLeod; sisters, Floy Ray, and Jenny Lee Davis.

The family would also like to extend their grateful thanks to her caregivers who gave so selflessly of their time over the past 2 and a half years, Jessica Dotson, Misty Blackburn, Ashley Mock, Shirley Matthews, and the late Tina Dotson.

Sign the online register at www.powersfuneralhome.net.

November 10, 2012  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
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Located in Quaker Cemetery
Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Added by Jason Cockfield
Located in Quaker Cemetery
Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Added by Jason Cockfield
Located in Quaker Cemetery
Camden, Kershaw County, South Carolina, USA
Added by Jason Cockfield

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