Services for Loretta Frankito Morrison Davis, of Sagamore Hills, will be Feb. 17, at 3 p.m. at the Gospel House Church, 1407 Alexander Road in Walton Hills. There will be a private burial at Crown Hill Memorial Park. Mrs. Davis, 76, died Feb. 6, 2013, in Cleveland after a six-month illness.
Mrs. Davis was born in Cleveland on Feb. 27, 1936. She was the beloved wife of 27 years of the Rev. James Davis and was formerly married to the Rev. Paul "Duke" Morrison, who died in 1982. Together they had one daughter, Spring Marie Morrison Elias (Chas), and she was the stepmother of Marcie and Ginger Davis and Deanne Tackas.
She was the sister of Tom, deceased, and Carl (Ann), Joe (Joyce) Floranne Aiello, Anita (Joe) Margagliotti and was loved by her grandchildren, great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Davis and her first husband co-pastored a fellowship group for young people in Peninsula during their marriage. She then led the pastorate along with Rev. Davis at the Calvary Community Church in Twinsburg.
Mrs. Davis was known among her family and friends as a devoted Christian leader, assisting people with spiritual concerns and counseling needs. Her desire and calling in life was to lead and inspire those around her to aspire to a higher and deeper spiritual level, enabling them to serve God at their best. She enjoyed the simple things in life.
Her home was filled with laughter and fellowship continually from her many friends and family. The meaning of pleasure for her meant a drive through Amish Country, lunch with friends and family, a beautiful sunrise or a restful sunset. She never wasted a moment or a day. She grasped it all as given to her as a gift of God.
She could be found in the early morning hours reading and drawing inspirations from her Bible, enabling her to better help the people her path would cross that day. She headed up a youth ministry that touched the lives of hundreds of teenagers, many of whom were addicted to drugs.
Many of these young people accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as their personal Savior and went on to become ministers of the Gospel in their own right. The legacy she leaves her family is on that is rich in love, kindness, truth and hope, which she lived and set as an example by her abundantly deep faith in service to God.
The family suggests memorial contributions be made to The Calvary Community Church, P.O. Box 46483, Bedford, OH 44146. Johnson-Romito Funeral Home handled arrangements.