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Rebecca B. Davidson

Rebecca Bennett Davidson, of Columbia, S.C., entered into eternal rest on October 14, 2008.

Born May 14, 1926 in Urbanna, she was preceded in death by her parents, Cary Gordon Bennett and Myrian Blake Bennett. and her husband Raymond Davidson, whom she married on October 20, 1951.

She was a graduate of James Madison University where she was a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and the Glee Club. Following graduation, she began medical technology training at Watts Hospital in Durham, N.C., and Riverside Hospital in Tappahannock. 

She became certified as a medical technologist by the American Society of Clinical Pathologists in 1948 with a later certification in hematology.  She was employed at Moncrief Army Hospital at Fort Jackson, S.C., as a hematology supervisor and contributed to the original curriculum of clinical rotations for the Midlands Technical College Associate Degree program in medical technology. Upon her retirement in 1989, she was awarded the Achievement Medal for Civilian Service.

She remained an active alumnus in her sorority chapter in Columbia where she was a Golden Violet member and served as president. As a member of Greenlawn Baptist Church, she served as a Sunday school teacher and a deacon. 

Survivors include her children, Cary Gordon Davidson and his wife Susan, Carl Bennett Davidson and his wife Debbie, and Carlyn Davidson Cox; a cousin, Dr. William Paul Bennett; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and friends, Neal and Melinda Dufford, Art McAlexander and Gayle Hickman, Fred and Joanna Hornick, Sylvia and Macon “Woody” Woodlief, Emily Lee, Phyllis Wood, members of her Sunday School class, and her cherished cat “Kiki.”

Burial services were held at Harmony Grove Baptist Church, Topping, on Friday. Memorial services will be held at Greenlawn Baptist Church, Columbia, S.C., on Saturday, November 1, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Hospice & Palliative Care Center, 377 Hospital Street, Suite 103, Mocksville, N.C. 27028.

posted 10.23.2008

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