Joanne Ruth Davis - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Joanne Ruth Davis

May 20, 1933 - January 15, 2021

Joanne Ruth Davis, age 87, of New Castle, DE, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, January 15, 2021.

Born in Wilmington, DE on May 20, 1933, she was a daughter of the late John R. and Laura B. (Pennock) Sheen. Joanne graduated from William Penn High School in 1951 and was a member of New Castle United Methodist Church. She was a member of the William Penn High School Alumni, and she volunteered with the New Castle Library and the Emmanuel Dining Room. Joanne also was an honorary member of the “Cedarettes.” She loved to read, enjoyed gardening and caring for her many indoor plants. Joanne was happiest when spending time with her family. She will always be fondly remembered as a generous soul who shared her loving kindness, warm humor and positive attitude with her family and her wide circle of friends throughout her life.

In addition to her parents, Joanne was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph H. Davis and sister, Rebecca Elliott. She is survived by her children, Pamela L. Pierson of North East, MD, Kenneth J. Nunes (Tina) and Laura M. Garver, both of Wilmington; grandchildren, Steven, Michael, Anna, Leneigh and Samuel; great grandchildren, Isaiah, Isabelle and Ireland; and nieces, Cheryl, Vicki, and Michele.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 9:30 am until 10:30 am on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Services and interment will be held privately.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Joanne’s memory to New Castle United Methodist Church, 510 Delaware Street, New Castle, DE 19720 or PAWS for People, P.O. Box 9955, Newark, DE 19714 or by visiting


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7 Condolences for Joanne Ruth Davis

  • Our sympathies on your loss. She was a beautiful soul who will be missed.

  • Miss Davis was a beautiful person inside and out . She was a truly an extraordinary woman and admired by everyone who knew her. I will love her. Now she is an angel in heaven .

  • Aunt Joanne was kind and loving. Always optimistic, chatty and ready to help. A constant companion and source of comfort and love to my mother and all our family. She will be greatly missed.

  • My prayers to family I remember Joanne and her sister Mrs. Elliot shopping at pathmark just giggling like kids. May more memories bring a smile during this sad time.

  • Laura, extending sincere prayers on behalf of Downingtown Amma Satsang families.

  • Laura and Sam and the Davis Family, Kim & I wanted to send along our thoughts and prayers in this sad time. Joanne was a lovely soul who walked her talk and she will be missed at our church. We will be with you today in spirit. We hope that enough family and friends surround all of you with good memories of a life well lived. Gary & Kim Burgmuller

  • I know Joanne was loved by how her daughter Laura spoke of her. Anyone who knows Laura or Sammy knows how blessed we all are for the wonderful love and work of Ms. Davis. Sending condolences and warmth to family and friends as they remember and grieve.