Margie Davis

Died: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019


9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Thu., Feb. 28, 2019
Location: Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc.

Mass of Christian Burial

10:00 AM Thu., Feb. 28, 2019
Location: St. Mary's Church

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Margie Strothers - Davis, was bom September 2, 1937 to Emma Bomar and Samuel Strothers in Newburgh, NY, where she grew up and attended Newburgh City Schools. It was there she found her love for Drum Corp., marching with MAX, an all girls drum and Bugle Corp. Later in life she moved to Beacon, NY residing with her Aunt Mary and Uncle Carl. That is where she met and married Leon B. Davis lst. Margie was employed by Highland Hospital, Castle Point VA in Beacon, A&E Transport, First Student and Abilities First in Poughkeepsie, NY. Margie's love for Drum Corp span through many corps and throughout her family. She has done everything from banner carrier, twirler, transporter, staff member, water supplier and marcher. She has marched with or helped various corps; 20th century Limited, Locomotion, Westchester Brassman, Kingmans, Heart of Hudson Valley, Royal Court, Mid- Hudson Rivermen and the All Stars among many more.

  Margie is survived by her sister Evelyn King of Newburgh, NY; daughters Adelia Davis of Poughkeepsie, NY, Helen Haymes - Davis of Jonesboro, Atlanta, GA, Cecilia Davis of Poughkeepsie, NY; son Leon B. Davis II, of Poughkeepsie, NY;  spouse Leon B. Davis 1st. of Philadelphia, PA, along with I I grandchildren, Charlene Sypher , Jay, Lorenzo, Cheryl, Lance Gladson, Brittany Seeden, Eric, Victoria, Amanda Haymes, Marquise Selage;  9 great grandchildren, Dajahnea, Alejah, Ziara Daniels, Jelani, Laniya, Sanalh Gladson, Anastasia Gladson -Powers, Javon, Jaelyn Martin and Isiah Haymes and a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Margie was pre-deceased by 6 brothers; Theron, Samuel, Carl, Jerome Strothers, Dave and Lucious, Elijah Bomar and I Granddaughter Nicole Haymes- Martin. On behalf of the family we greatly appreciate, the thoughts, kind words and prayers. Keep in step mom. WE LOVE YOU!

  Calling hour will be Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9-10am at Joseph J. Darrow Sr. Funeral Home Inc. 39 S. Hamilton St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. 845-452-1840. A mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10am, St. Mary’s Church, 231 Church St, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. Burial to follow in Poughkeepsie Rural Cemetery. To send online condolences, please visit

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Joseph White
   Posted Wed February 27, 2019

Small Basket Garden was sent by Joe White.

To Cecilia D Davis and Family. I’m sorry for your loss. My parys are with yall!! Joe White

Annette and Tom Goodwin
   Posted Thu February 28, 2019
My husband and I know Margie from dialysis. She was a very sweet person who always had a smile on her face. She would tell us about the upcoming parades and how she wished she could march! She always would talk about her grandkids and her family. It was a sad day when we heard of her passing. She will be missed by her dialysis friends. May she rest in peace.

Joyce Whitener McCollum
   Posted Thu March 07, 2019
My heart and prayers go out to Margie's family.When we were single we lived across the street in Beacon. When we got married we both moved to Fishkill. Margie was a true friend and will be truly missed and always be remembered. I am so sorry for the loss of my friend