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Obituary for Kaye Patrick Davenport
Kaye Francis Patrick Davenport, 81, passed away on the morning of December 28, 2021. She leaves behind her four caring children: Timothy, Dwayne, Michael, and Jennifer.
She was born on December 11, 1940 in Roper, North Carolina, the daughter of the late Harold and Ola (Chesson) Patrick. She was preceded in death by her brother, Harlin Patrick and sisters, Rebecca Mautz and Lois Krawczyk.
She married the late Michael L. Davenport in 1959 and moved to the Hampton Roads area.
She is survived by three sons: Timothy Davenport of Suffolk, VA, Dwayne "JD" (Donna) Davenport of Chesapeake, VA, and Michael (Paula) Davenport of Yorktown, VA; and one daughter: Jennifer (Aaron) Lewis of Magnolia, DE. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren: Timothy (Beth) Davenport, Jr. of Franklin, VA, Hunter (Kylie) Davenport of Chesapeake, VA, Ryan (Lauren) Davenport of Patterson, NY, Kelli (Andrew) Medina of Chesapeake, VA, Matthew (Jennifer) Davenport of Stafford, VA, Grey (Sarah) Davenport of Anchorage, AK, Jenna (Ian) Nemetz-Gardner of Chesapeake, VA, Kami Davenport of Norfolk, VA, Tanner Lewis of Magnolia, DE, Nicholas Barrows of Yorktown, VA, Grayson Lewis of Magnolia, DE, Justin Davenport of Suffolk, VA, and Sydney Lewis of Magnolia, DE. She us also survived by three great-grandchildren: Jackson Medina, Rylan Davenport, and Riley Worsham.
Ms. Davenport attended Creswell High School and graduated in 1958. After graduation, she moved to the Hampton Roads area and eventually to Suffolk where she was employed by Planter's Peanuts. After she graduated fro Keyes Business College, she began working with the City of Suffolk. She started her career as an administrative assistant, and due to her work ethic and strong people skills, was promoted to the Director of the Personnel Department. After a short stint with the Jampton?Newport News Community Service Board, she returned to the City of Suffolk as the Chief Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Courts for the City of Suffolk, and retired as the Clerk of Courts.
Kaye was a member of Southside Baptist Church for over 49 years. During her time at Southside, she was active in many aspects of the church's ministry. Throughout her years as a member of the church, she sang in the choir and particularly enjoyed singing in the Christmas and Easter cantatas. She also enjoyed being involved in various Sunday school activities. She was a respected member of the congregation who served on numerous committees. She truly had a servant's heart, as people were her passion.
She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who affectionately referred to her as "Memaw". Kaye touched many lives over the years and leaves a strong legacy of faith for her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held January 1, 2022 at Southside Baptist Church located at 917 Carolina Road in Suffolk VA. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am and the service will begin at 11:00 am. Burial will be a private ceremony at the Sahara Cemetery in Roper, NC.
In lieu of flowers, Kaye requested that memorial donations be made to Southside Baptist Church.
Arrangements are by R. W. Baker Funeral Home, Suffolk, VA and Maitland Funeral Home, Creswell.