Daisy Mae Devoe

Born: Fri., Mar. 28, 1919
Died: Fri., Nov. 21, 2014


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., Nov. 28, 2014
Location: St John Baptist Church

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Sat., Nov. 29, 2014
Location: St John Baptist Church

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Sis. Daisy Mae Williams Devoe departed this life peacefully in Jacksonville, Florida on November 21, 2014 at the age of 95.

Sis. Devoe, the daughter of the late Willie and Josephine Williams, was born on March 28, 1919.  She joined the Zion Fair Missionary Baptist Church at an early age.

She attended Ellenton County School and graduated from Bethlehem High School in Barnwell, South Carolina.

She was united in holy matrimony to the late Deacon Rhodel H. Devoe.  This union was blessed to enjoy sixteen children.  Sis. Devoe was a faithful member of Saint John Missionary Baptist Church (Barnwell, SC).  She served her church as a Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent, a Deaconess, a Choir Member and a Missionary.  As President of the Four Mile Missionary Society, she visited the sick and shut-in across the twelve Churches within The Four Mile Field.  She was also very active in many civic organizations to include: The Household of Ruth, the Eastern Stars, the Mount Hope and Saint John Benevolent Societies, the Four Mile Baptist Educational Missionary Association Convention and Union.  She shared with her neighbors and friends far and near.  Sis. Devoe was a servant leader.

Sis. Devoe was preceded in death by her husband, Deacon Rhodel H. Devoe; a daughter, Mattie Lee Devoe; three sons, Marion Devoe, John Jay Devoe and Laudric Owens Devoe; two sisters, Sarah Ingram and Marilyn Duncan; a granddaughter, Joan Devoe Fountain; and two daughter-in-laws, Lois Devoe and Odessa T. Devoe.

She leaves to cherish her memory 12 children:  Rev. Robert E. Devoe, Dr. Earnest R. Devoe (Clotee), Weldon Devoe Hay (Katie), Cornelia Devoe Haywood (Raymond), Carrie Devoe Washington, Daisy Ruth Devoe Jones, Mae Devoe Fields (Clyde), Martha C. Devoe, Mary Devoe Jones (Columbus), James A. Devoe, Steve A. Devoe, Esq. (Toni), Sandra Devoe Bland (David); two daughter-in-laws – Ida Devoe and Celeste Devoe; 41 grandchildren, 39 great-grandchildren, 18 great great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, devoted relatives and friends.

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The Jones Family
   Posted Sun November 23, 2014
Sleep on Mom Daisy. Have a hard-earned rest. You will be most remembered for your service as a Field Missionary by your friends and acquaintances. But all your "children" will remember you as "mom". Your advice, prayers, and conversations will never be forgotten.

Heroine Wynnette Hinkle
   Posted Tue November 25, 2014
"Saint's don't die, they just sleep away in the Lord". On behalf of the United Grand Court H.O.J., State of Florida we convey our deepest sympathy in loving memory of our Past MAGM, Her. Daisy Jones the daughter of the deceased and to her other children as you celebrate the legacy of your mother. God is too wise to make a mistake and too great to fail. Your mother is resting in the arms of Jesus and this ole world can't do her any harm. Rest in peace Mother Devoe, we loved you, but God loves you best.

Brenda Jacobs Buxton
   Posted Wed November 26, 2014
May the Lord continue to strengthen the Devoe Family during this sad occasion. Sis. Daisy Devoe was such a great Missionary and dutiful worker in the St. John Baptist Church. Take comfort in knowing she is in God's hands. We will be keeping you all in our thoughts & prayers.

Raymond Haywood
   Posted Fri November 28, 2014

BALANCE EASEL SPRAY was sent by Raymond haywood.

Perry Adkinson
   Posted Fri November 28, 2014

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Noon Day Bible Class Saint Mary's Baptist Church, Washington DC.

Dear Deacon Teacher Steve DeVoe, Please know that your students of the Noon Day Bible Class surround you and the DeVoe family with our love and continual prayers. Deacon Roger Carter, Facilitator Sister Winnie Bynum, President Saint Mary's Baptist Church, Washington DC

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