Davis, Rosalie Cayton Myers

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Rosalie “Rosie” Cayton Myers Davis, 82, of Blacksburg, VA met Jesus and moved into her mansion in Heaven on Sunday, June 7, 2020. She was born in Roanoke, VA on January 9th, 1938 to the late Robert “Bob” and Edith Cayton.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, John Myers II; second husband, Willard Davis; and sister, Juanita Hoel.

She is survived by four sons and daughters-in-law, John and Karen Myers of Blacksburg, Jeff and Kim Davis of McCoy, Paul and Shannon Davis of Christiansburg, Willard Jr. and Sheila Davis of Christiansburg; three daughters and son-in-law, Kimberly Alls and Daniel of Christiansburg, Alice Lester of Roanoke and Nancy Davis of Rocky Mount. She is survived by her sister, Norma and Johnny Murray of Roanoke and family; 12 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. She also leaves behind her best friends Gayle Olinger, Anna Farley, and Athena Gibson who transported her around town to the hairdresser, grocery store, many doctor visits and appointments.

Rosie was known to many for her years spent preparing snacks and meals for the children and staff at Rainbow Riders Child Care Center. She filled many hearts, souls, and bellies with wonderful meals including her famous macaroni and cheese as well as soups and special dishes. She was a dear friend, confidant, and mentor to the young and old, never met a stranger, and could bring out the best in those around her. Her smile and laughter were contagious, her kindness overflowing and her heart full of love for others.

Rosie, also known affectionately as Nana, enjoyed spending time with her family that she loved so dearly, gardening, working in her flowers, reading, sharing stories of the past, Hallmark movies and Days of our Lives. She loved the Lord and was a faithful follower of His will for her life on earth. She fought many battles with her health but never wavered in the struggles and challenges.

Visitation for friends and family will be Wednesday, June 10th from 11:30am to 1:30pm at McCoy Funeral Home, Blacksburg. A private service will be held at 2:00pm at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel with the Reverend John Hopkins officiating. Interment will follow in Westview Cemetery, Blacksburg.

In lieu of flowers, please consider preparing one of your favorite dishes and sharing with a neighbor or friend, planting a small garden of vegetables or flowers or doing some act of kindness that reminds you of Rosie’s testimony in life. She would be honored in knowing her legacy continues.