Velma (Diva) E. Orum Davis

01/01/1948 - 05/21/2016

Obituary for Velma (Diva) E. Orum Davis

Mrs. Velma Orum Davis was born January 1, 1948 to the late Bessie Orum Elsberry and the late Sam Lusane in Montgomery, AL. Velma attended Booker T. Washington, and later was a Graduate of Robert E. Lee High School. She was a resident of Madison Park, and the Belair Community in her early years. She was a Faithful and Dedicated member of The Church of Encouragement where Dr. Victor Lewis Sr., is the pastor until her passing.
Velma was employed by Russell Corporation for over 20 years and was loved and respected by many, until her son decided it was time for her to retire. She was blessed to have a surprise retirement, Friday, April 7, 1995 at 12:00 noon where she was blessed to have him come and inform her that it was her last day on the job and that he will be taking care of her for the rest of her life. Well she made the decision she wanted to work with him so he later made her Customer Service Director with 1Voice Worldwide where she continued until her passing.
Velma was a very loving and kind person, she would sit for hours at a time and just listen to music and enjoy life as she knew it. She was the most organized person you would ever meet. She would write down everything anyone would tell her with the date, the time, and what you said. She always said live each day as if it was your last! Anyone who knew her knows her favorite sayings were “Gotta Love It” and “Have Mercy”.
She was preceded in death by her husband, N.D. Davis, mother, Bessie Orum Elsberry, father, Sam Lusane, sister, Dorothy Jean Baldwin, brothers, Clarence Orum and Willie Lusane.
She leaves to cherish and never forget her memories her loving and devoted 3 children, Sam Orum, (Atlanta, GA), Lisa Orum (Cedric) Hughes, Carole Orum (Montgomery, AL), brother, Henry (Ethel) Orum, (Montgomery, AL), sisters, Georgia Orum (Eric) Baldwin (Montgomery, AL), Annette Orum Hall (Montgomery, AL), Ruth Elaine (James) Pawnell (East Saint Louis, IL), grands, Carl Criddell Long (Atlanta, GA), Vonecia Orum and Lakeisha Orum (Montgomery, AL), great grands, Prince Trevon Orum (Montgomery, AL), Serenity, Christian and Criddell Carl Long (Atlanta, GA), special niece Gwendolyn Baldwin (New York), special friends, Elenor Dawkins, Olivia H Clayton-Brown, Thelma J Boyd-Garrison, and Wilda Bailey Cates. A host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, family members and friends.

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Thanks for the UNCONDITIONAL LOVE for our Neighborhood , as well as others .rest well………THANKS..THANKS…THANK YOU!
Rest in heaven Mrs, V. I am so thankful I was able to meet you and spend time with you.Your carried yourself with such grace. We are truly going to miss you. Kimberly Barnett
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I Will Forever Love & Miss You.... Your Baby Girl... CAL
- Carole Orum
Roomie! We love you!
- Sam Orum

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  1. Santina Phifer says

    You will be missed dearly continue to watch over your family!!! Gone but never forgotten 😘😘

  2. Rhonda Wyman says

    You will truly be missed. RIH Sweet Angel.

  3. Koaleshia says

    RIH u will be truly missed .

  4. Anonymous says

    Your gone but not forgotten…Rest on Ms. Shirley…Your girls have a very special angel watching over them now😇🙌🏾🙌🏾

  5. Anonymous says

    You Was always Smiling and the Love you had for your kids was Awesome I’m sure Taylor will miss you

  6. Anonymous says

    You will be missed!!!

  7. Annie Wright says

    Your gone but never be forgotten…You will be truly missed by your family and friends❤😘

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  9. Anonymous says

    Fly on Angel, Fly on!! RIH.

  10. Alisha pickett says

    Will be missed but never forgotten love u always love rest up friend 😘😘😘😘

  11. Doris Shuler says

    I will not say good bye Shirley, I will only say good night!! REST IN GOD’S ARMS FRIEND 💙❤💙❤💖

  12. Dianne Jackson says

    You’ll kept God first and stand in his Faith! Shirley will be missed. Shirley had such a sweet spirit that would help anyone. Much love from Shirley’s family and friends of the St. James neighbor💐🙏🏽

  13. Linda Lewis says

    I will always cherish all of those fond and sweet memories of you in my heart. Rest well my love rest well.

  14. Renalda says

    May my Beautiful big sis rest in paradise, you will be truly missed🙏🏾😘😪 your lil sis Renalda

  15. Tan stone says

    Fly on Bianca and Nella angel fly on

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