March 25, 2021

Leah Taylor Davis, 81, of Richmond, Virginia passed away on March 18, 2021 surrounded by love, family and friends after a battle with cancer.
Leah was born on September 24, 1939 to Robert and Mollie in the coal mining town of Wise, Virginia. Leah was the youngest daughter of 13.

Leah graduated from JJ Kelly High School where she was a star basketball player and also played the trumpet in the marching band.
After graduation Mollie brought Leah to Richmond, by train, to start a new life in the city. Leah lived in a boarding house for girls and secured her first job with the telephone company. Leah moved up in ranks and eventually moved on to become a bookkeeper. Leah was passionate about life, her appearance and always looking as sharp as they come. Leah lit up any room upon entering with her big smile and bright eyes. She was always the life of the party. Anyone who met her immediately loved her.

In the year 1981 she met the love of her life George at Thalhimers department store. They married in 1983. Leah and George went on to be married for over 30 years. Leah has a step-daughter, Patricia Davis Wills, her husband William and granddaughter Ashley.

In 2005 Leah retired from her position in a local law firm where she kept their books. Leah loved camping and spending time at the beach with her husband and family.

Leah was predeceased by her husband, George Davis; parents, Robert and Mollie Taylor, all of her siblings Bertha, James, Oteley, Clayton, Lotty, Charlie, Jack, Laura, Bobby, Peggy, Dock and her youngest brother Bailey.
She is survived by many nieces and nephews; her step-daughter, Patricia Wills, her son-in- law, William and her granddaughter Ashley.
Many thanks to her friends and neighbors who kept watch over Leah, especially Carolyn and her family for the support and love they have shown, and also the next door neighbor Lorraine.
Visitation was held Tuesday, March 23, at Bliley’s – Staples Mill Chapel in Richmond where a Celebration of Life was held at 12:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 24.
Interment was in Westhampton Memorial Park.