• DAVIS ROSE MARY of Penn Hi...

of Penn Hills' Lincoln Park
Community, went to be with
the Lord on Saturday, February
16, 2019. She passed
peacefully at home – the same
home that she was raised in
and spent the majority of her
life. Rose Mary was born
March 3, 1950 to parents Fritz
and Mary Davis. Her older
brother Richard Davis, a
retired PA State Trooper,
passed in April 2018. Her
younger sister, Joyce Davis, is
the Executive Director of the
Lincoln Park Community
Center as well as the
Executive Director of The
Western Pennsylvania Center
for Just Solutions, Inc. Rose
Mary was essentially a
life-long resident of Penn Hills,
having moved to the
community at just 5 years old.
She graduated from Penn Hills
High School and earned a BA
degree in Elementary
Education and a master's
degree in Counseling. She was
an elementary school teacher
and counselor in the Penn
Hills School District. She was
concerned about the lack of
diversity of the Penn Hills
School District staff and would
often visit colleges to
encourage minority students
to apply for open educational
positions in Penn Hills School
District. Her efforts were
usually not met with
enthusiasm, or even approval,
from those around her. This
did not discourage Rose Mary
from work she believed
important. Rose Mary went on
to become the First Vice
President of the Penn Hills
NAACP Unit # 2278. She
would use this platform to
continue her advocacy. After
retiring from the school
district, she continued to
serve as a student advocate
for many students. She
enjoyed providing the unit
with a Black History Tea and
she loved sharing the wealth
of great inventions and
advocacy of Black people. She
loved the Lord, was baptized
as a young child, and loved to
visit local churches. Rose Mary
lived out her faith as she
volunteered at the Lincoln
Park Community Center Food
Pantry and many other center
events. According to her
wishes, Rose Mary remained
in her home to the very end.
The familiar surroundings
helped to keep her peaceful
despite the physical
challenges posed by her failing
health. Visitation with family
and friends will be Saturday,
February 23, 2019 from 11:00
a.m. to 12:00 Noon at Rolling
Hills Church, (120 Gernert
Drive, Verona, PA 15147). The
Christian funeral service will
immediately follow the
visitation time and will be led
by Pastor Greg
Drayer. Donations to Just
Solutions are requested in
place of ?owers.   The Mission
of the Western Pennsylvania
Center for Just Solutions is to
assist all individuals,
businesses, and organizations
in seeking to create, ?nd, and
implement solutions to
economic, racial, and societal
problems.   The Western
Pennsylvania Center for Just
Solutions will support and
promote those solutions that
uplift ALL of “us” - either
individually or collectively -
rather than continually divide
us and tear down
others.   Checks can be sent
to:   Western PA Center for Just
Solutions, Inc.,   c/o Lincoln
Park Community Center,   7300
Ridgeview Ave.,   Penn Hills, PA
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PostedFebruary 22, 2019