Sidetta Davison, affectionately known to her family as Mom, Madear and Granny, was born on October 23, 1924 to the late Fannie and Jefferson Scott. She departed from this life on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at her home in Mobile, surrounded by her loving family.
Sidetta was born and educated in Marion, Alabama. She later moved to Mobile, Alabama where she married the late, Samuel Lee Davison. She was one of twenty-one children and would go on to have six children of her own. Family was important to Sidetta and she would show her love for them through her cooking. She often baked sweet potato pies, cobblers and pound cakes and cooked beef stew. She loved coconut cakes, but would put herself on a strict diet of Ensure, oatmeal, broccoli and baked chicken if she felt that she had overindulged.
Sidetta provided care to the elderly and even earned a certificate of achievement for her service to those who were in need and could no longer care for themselves.
In her free time, she enjoyed doing crossword puzzles, watching Judge Judy, Criminal Minds and game shows. She also loved to read tabloid magazines, like Star, The National Enquirer, etc. to stay on top of all the latest gossip. She not only liked to gather information about celebrities and politicians from the magazines, she also kept up with all the news within her family by asking how much everyone weighed and whether they were married or not. She had dreams of one day winning the Publisher’s Clearinghouse Sweepstakes and although that dream didn’t come true, her true riches came in the form of love from her family. Whatever she needed or asked for, even if it was a pack of cigarettes, her family wouldn’t hesitate to provide for her.
Sidetta loved music and would bob her head and tap her feet to anything from gospel to rap and hip hop. She looked forward to celebrating Mardi Gras each year with her family and especially enjoyed hanging out with her buddy, (granddaughter) Taraji.
Sidetta is survived by her six children; Annie Jean Thomas, Cassandra Green, Phillip Anthony Baggins (Bobbette), Samuel Gerard Baggins (Kimberly), Patricia Davison and Joan Coker; and sisters, Julie Russell and Ruby Heartfield.
Sidetta also leaves seventeen grandchildren, fifty-two great-grandchildren, and twenty-six great-great-grandchildren to cherish her memories along with a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Ms. Davison will lie in state on Friday, January 19, 2018 from 5PM - 7PM at Heritage Funeral Home, 953 S. Broad Street • Mobile, Al 36603.
The Family will receive Family & Friends on Saturday, January 20, 2018 at Toulminville Warren United Methodist Church • 2271 St. Stephens Road • Mobile, Al 36617. A viewing will begin at 9AM followed by a 11AM Celebration of Life Service.