Obituary Laodice Lucynthia Dooley was born on February 10, 1945 to the late Herbert and Sylvia Dooley in Kingston, Jamaica. The eldest daughter, Laodice is survived by two brothers, Trevor (Pat), Landis (Ann), and three sisters, Desreen (Winston), Peaches (Desmond), and Rose (Clifton). She was married to Barry Davies and their union produced one daughter, Lauriann (Nathaniel). She also had two stepdaughters, Kate, Meg (James), and one stepson, Robert. They have three grandchildren Stephanie, Melissa, and Nora. She cherished her sister-in-law Megan (Doug) in England with whom she and Barry spoke daily. Laodice has a host of nieces (Sharlene, Tanya S., Elizabeth, Denise, Tanya E.); nephews (Fabian, Sean, Greg, Ted, Patrick); their spouses, off-springs, many relatives, and close friends who will miss her dependable and cheery birthday cards and gifts. Laodice Davies will always be remembered by her friends and family for her thoughtfulness and detailed newsletters. She traveled all over the world with her adventurous husband and made lifelong pen-pals wherever she visited. She respected her elders and endeared herself to many by keeping in touch with the old friends of her deceased parents. Laodice loved rose gardens, entertaining friends in her home, and going to the movies to see romantic comedies (her favorite movie was “Pretty Woman”). She enjoyed surprising her friends with small gifts and was fond of bringing people of like interests together. She sang in a number of church choirs and played instruments such as the piano and guitar. In her early years in Jamaica, Laodice excelled in gymnastics and was known in both religious and secular venues for her vocal talent. Although her voice is now silent, the melody of her dignity and grace will always live on in our memories.

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  1. Dear family of Laodice,

    My heartfelt prayers and condolences to you. May you find peace and comfort in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as you mourn your loss.
    Sincerely,

    Viviene (Levy) McCatty

  2. Laodice exuded grace, dignity and charm. It was so good to know her. Barry and family, please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss.

  3. Laodice and I began our journey at DeKalb Tech in January 1981. She as a student and I as an instructor and her advisor. She was a personality who exemplified integrity, dedication, loyalty, thoughtfulness, and true faith to her family and friends – she had a mile long birthday list. The world is a better place because Laodice graced it with her presence. My sympathies to Barry and her family. She will be missed.

  4. Kingston College Old Boys’ Association of Georgia wishes to extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to our Fortis brother Dr. Barry Davies and his family for the loss of Mrs. Laodice Davies. Our Prayers are with the Davies Family.

  5. Laodice was the Department Secretary for the Nursing Department at DeKalb when I arrived in 1993 as an instructor. She Welcomed me with her cherry smile & friendly personality. She was so gracious when I asked her for special work & always had it done. Her Birthday Cards & New Letters were a joy to receive & read. Even thought I never had the privilege to meet most of her family or friends, I felt as it I knew them! Laodice will be missed dearly. I send hugs & prayers of comfort to Berry & her family,

  6. I first met Laodice in 1993 when I began teaching in the Practical Nursing Program at DeKalb Technical College. Laodice was our departmental Secretary. She always had a smile & worked so hard to do what we asked of her. I loved receiving my yearly Birthday Card & her lovely News Letters. I felt very special that Laodice considered me a friend & included me in her mailings. She will be missed dearly. I send Prayers of Comfort & Hugs to Barry & her entire family!

  7. Laodice was an extraordinary friend who lived the mantra to be good and to do good. We can best celebrate her life by living and being the best we can, helping others. being a friend to all, with malice toward none.
    She was grace personified. We miss her.
    Walk good, dear friend.

  8. My condolences to Barry, Lauriann and the rest of the family. Laodice has left this world but her memories will live on. I will miss her newsletters and cards. She had a beautiful soul that exemplified her grace and kindness to all. May her soul rest in peace.

  9. She was my Dear sweet, elegant, soft spoken melodic and ever so feminine Aunt. She adorned her hair with beautiful combs and wore broaches . She was Always excited to see me , At which time she would scurry off to Retrieve the gift she had picked out just for me. She kept us updated with her news letters . She never forgot a birthday. If I didn’t get a card I received a phone call with a song Accompanied by her pianist. As I talked she listened intently with a smile . I knew I was loved my Aunty Laodice. My heart is broken but I am comforted by the assurance that I can see her again. May she Rest In Peace and until I see her again.

  10. My sincere condolences go out to Lauriann and her father. I worked with Lauriann in the early 2000’s and she always spoke so kindly of her sweet mom. I never had the opportunity to meet her parents, but after reading this obituary, I now see where you (Lauriann) got your thoroughness and sweet spirit from. Again, I’m so sorry for your loss and will pray for strength and comfort for you and your dad. There’s no doubt that your mom is singing with the angels now.

  11. Sincerest condolences go to Lauriann and Dr. Barry. I attended Decatur High School with Lauriann and had the fortune of singing with Dr, Davies as a participant in the Columbia Seminary vocal ensembles (with my father the late Rev. Marcus R. Barber) and also in the DHS school choir. Laodice was a kind and sweet person with an amazing sense of humor. She gave us so much comfort after my father’s passing, and she remained as dedicated to friendship and wonder as ever.

  12. My condolences to Mrs. Davies family. I had the pleasure of working with Mrs. Davies while I attended Dekalb Tech in 1989. Such a beautiful person inside and out and I am grateful of her teaching skills that has helped me on my journey. My thoughts and prayers are with my Alumni Lauriann and family of the lost of your mother and wife.

  13. My sincere condolences to Laurianne and the Davies family. I never had the pleasure of meeting your mother but it has become clear to me over the years, that your bright spirit was born of hers. May she rest peacefully in Heaven.

  14. My sincere condolences to you Lauriann and your family. I pray that your memories sustain you and continue to bring you joy.

  15. My sincere condolences to Barry, Lauriann and all other family members. Laodice will be dearly missed. Although it’s difficult to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you, today.

  16. I met Mrs. Davies when I was eleven years! She was a beautiful lady with a beautiful spirit. May God bless her always.

  17. Auntie Laodice you will live on in my heart forever. One of the sweetest people and always thinking of others. I will miss your yearly birthday greetings and beautiful singing voice. May you rest in heaven with all of Gods angels. ❤

  18. Lauriann,

    My sincerest condolences to you and your family. You all are in my prayers during this difficult time. All my love to you.

  19. Laurianne, May God be with you and your Dad in this time of grief. My condolences to you both. Cherish the time you had with her. She was truly a beautiful person inside and out. I will always remember her. May she have everlasting peace.

  20. Laurianne, our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Laodice was the epitome of grace with such a calming spirit and gentle way with everyone. I don’t know how she did it, proof she was an angel in our midst. Nimal and I send you our warmest embrace across the waters. Give our love to Uncle Barry.

  21. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Laurianne, and your father, as you lay your dear mother to rest. My heart goes out to you and your family and I pray for you to be comforted in God’s love and Grace.

  22. Dear Barry and Lauriann,
    My heart literally sank and then broke at the news of the passing of my dear friend. I am so very sorry for your loss. Laodice was a sweet, dear and thoughtful friend. She never forgot my birthday and engaged and included everyone in her life with kindness. I will miss her newsletters detailing the adventures and expressions of love in her family. I will also miss the sound of her voice. My love and prayers are with you.

  23. Lauriann, May God pour his comfort over you and your family. May you grieve your mom and rejoice that your mom is finally at peace in your own special way. God bless you all.

  24. Barry, Lauriann, and family,
    My heart is so deeply saddened to hear of your loss. Laodice was a bright light in this world and radiated joy and God’s love to everyone. She was the receptionist when I worked at Dekalb Tech (now GPTC) and always greeted everyone with a gracious smile and kindness. I enjoyed meeting Barry, too, and could see that they made a perfect pair! She remembered birthdays and I got regular greetings long after she retired and, of course, the wonderful newsletters and updates of her travel and family. She was so proud of her wonderful family and was loved by everyone who knew her. When someone makes such a positive impression on your heart, there is a big hole left when they are gone. We will feel that vacancy, but hope to fill it with the warm memories of her life so well-lived. Love and deepest sympathy,

  25. Praying for your consolation, and praising God for the beautiful life of Laodice Davies. The service on Sunday was filled with precious memories, uplifting music, and wonderful praise. I hope these things will sustain you in your grief.

  26. Dear Lauriann, my sincerest apologies for the loss of your Mom. My prayers and love go out to you and your entire family. Sending you all healing love and light at this time.

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