Shirley Mae (Holt) Davis

PITTSTON – Shirley Mae (Holt) Davis, 79, met her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Monday May 10, 2021, surrounded by her immediate loved ones. She was the daughter of Henry and Mae (Blanchard) Holt; born June 4, 1941 in Chelsea, Maine.

As most, she spent her life, serving and loving her family as well as others, no matter where she went, or who visited with her. Working around their yard and large property for the four seasons was a tremendous joy; many friends and complete strangers would continuously stop and comment of its beauty. Spending intimate time with her family and Lord was her over-all ultimate priority. Everyone she encountered was impacted by her love and kindness. If there was anyone that modeled the “simplicity” of life and living selflessness, it would be her. She took, “first, love God, with all your heart, soul, mind and strength; love your neighbor as yourself,” seriously and her life displayed it.

She loved her UConn girls basketball.

On April 26, 1958 she married the love of her life, Arthur K. Davis of East Pittston, where they lived their entire married life: they had just celebrated their 63rd year of marriage. Until vehicles had center consoles, her husband always had a pick-up truck with a bench seat, everyone seeing them out, knew it was Arthur and Shirley, because of how close she sat next to him driving, practically in his lap. She was not a fan of new seats. They were inseparable, until last Monday.

Together they raised one son, “Mooch,” who was “the apple of her eye,” and she enjoyed watching him play sports in the early years and raising his family. You mess with him, and you answered to her. It was he that got her and his Dad addicted to the UConn girls 15 years ago, as well as the New England Buccaneers.

She is survived by her husband Arthur; her son Arthur “Mooch” Davis and wife Lisa of Lehigh Valley, Pa.; two amazing granddaughters, whom she again, as most, loved them with her entire being and perpetually boasted of their accomplishments, as young women; they are, Ericka Jo Voisine, her husband Beau and precious great-granddaughter, (4) year old Miley Mae of South Portland; Shannon Mae Belanger, her husband Alex, precious great granddaughter Jordyn (14) and precious (6) year old great grandson Ashton, of Windham, Me. Lastly, she is survived by sisters Florence Weeks of Gardiner, Betty Lancaster of South China, several nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was predeceased by both parents; brother Warren; niece Priscilla Gray, nephews Ray Weeks Jr. and his son Shane.

The family would like to thank the staff of Maine General for their loving and quality care over the last (3) years of visits, where she was referred to as a “Legendary,” patient, known for her care to them, as they cared for her. Also, thanking Dr. Linda Herman of Richmond Healthcare, whom was not only her physician but, friend.

There will be no services at this time.

One of her favorite scriptures she asked to share was 1 Corinthians 2:9 – “no eye has seen, nor ear has heard or entered into the heart of man, what God has prepared for those that love Him.”

She looks forward to the resurrection and her return with her Lord.

Arrangements are entrusted with Staples Funeral Home and Cremation Care, 53 Brunswick Avenue, Gardiner, Maine. Condolences, memories, and photos may be shared with the family on the obituary page of the Staples Funeral Home website:

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