Mary Louise Fender Davis, “Lou”, 81 years old, died in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina on November 16, 2023. She passed away peacefully surrounded by her family. Lou was born in Lakeland, Ga on March 3, 1942. She was the daughter of Louise Fender Caldwell and Delvin Fender who preceded her in death.
Lou attended Georgia Southern University and participated as a majorette in the GSU band. She was married for 59 years to the love of her life, Melvin Davis, Jr, on March 20, 1964. They lived in Macon, Georgia for 20 years where she was involved in their business and investments and raising two daughters. Subsequently, they moved to Hilton Head Island as full-time residents in 1987.
Lou was an avid golfer and loved to travel with her husband and family. She was known for her gift of hospitality and enjoyed hosting holiday gatherings for friends and family. Above all else, she noted that her family brought her the most joy.
She will be deeply missed by her family and grandchildren. She is survived by her brother and his family, Danny and Edith Fender and Lindsey Fender Brogden of Lakeland, Georgia; her husband, Melvin Davis, Jr.; daughters, Monica Davis and Mitzi Loudin; sons-in-law, Brett Cargill and Richard Loudin, all of Hilton Head Island. Her grandchildren who lovingly called her Lulu, are Madison and Mallory Loudin, Davis Cargill; and step-grandchildren, Hanna and Michael Cargill.
A private ceremony will be held at Providence Presbyterian Church. Additionally, a celebration of her life will be held in the new year. All are welcome to attend and details of the event will be forthcoming.