Claudia M. (Neal) Davis

Claudia M. (Neal) Davis, 82, of East Providence, passed away on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Rhode Island Hospital.

Born in Chester, SC, she was a daughter of the late Glover and Nettie (Jackson) Neal.   Mrs. Davis was a unit secretary in the ICU at Miriam Hospital for 32 years until she retired.  Claudia was a caring woman who volunteered her time at the East Providence and Pawtucket senior centers.   She will be missed by all who knew her.

She leaves two children, John Thomas Davis of East Providence and Vanessa Leland of Pawtucket, five grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.  She was the sister of the late Annie Mae, Glover Neal, Reapazelle Neal, Moses Neal,  Johnny Neal, Sara Caldwell and Idea Neal.

Her funeral and visitation will be held on Monday, October 19, 2020 from 11-12 PM with a service at Noon in the PERRY-MCSTAY FUNERAL HOME.  Burial will be private.  The guidelines set forth by the Rhode Island Department of Health will be observed.  Face coverings are required and only fifteen people will be allowed in the building at a time.

Funeral Service will stream at the appropriate time.


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Mr &Mrs Joseph Silva from East Providence wrote on October 19, 2020 at 11:06 am
John and Vanessa, my heart aches for you,both and the rest of your family ,Your mom was a strong and compassionate woman .She Loved You Both ,She 's not gone forever, (Revelation 21 :3-4 ) He will call ,She will answer ,soon in a paradise. I pray Jehovah Will give you all the strength to carry on ,all of you and your family ,God bless you all , Silva family
Naomi Jacks Brown from Providence wrote on October 19, 2020 at 10:05 am
My sincere condolences and prayers to the Davis Family.
Sarah J. Caldwell from Chester, South Carolina wrote on October 19, 2020 at 9:12 am
Dear John and Vanessa I was truly sorry to hear of Aunt Claudia passing, she will be greatly missed. I will miss her calling to check on me. With sincere Sympathy. Sarah
Jackie Smith from Providence wrote on October 18, 2020 at 9:25 pm
Sorry for your loss. I will miss my weekly conversations with your mom.
Jacqueline Orr Anthony from Rock Hill wrote on October 18, 2020 at 4:38 pm
Family, you have my deepest sympathy over the passing of Mrs. Claudia. She was a kind supportive lady, who loved God, her family, and people. Praying for the family. Love, Jacqueline Orr Anthony Family
Elma L Cooper from E PROVIDENCE wrote on October 18, 2020 at 8:50 am
To John and Vanessa, my deepest sympathy for your loss of your mom. My heart is broken Claudia Davis was my very best friend for so many years we would talk for hours over the phone I will forever miss you my friend. 🙏🏾🙏🏾❤
Deacon William & Audrey Smalls from Columbia, South Carolina wrote on October 17, 2020 at 6:48 pm
Family, there’s little we can do or say right now, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you in your time of sorrow. We are praying for your strength and just remember Cousin Claudia’s smile.
caroline neal from Rock Hill wrote on October 17, 2020 at 4:45 pm
I'm so broken-hearted for Vanessa and John. Claudia Davis was my Aunt. I feel so lost since her unexpected death. I loved her so much. She was a caring, loving, understanding, and kind person. Love and Light sent to John and Vanessa.
Deborah Thompson from Rock Hill,SC wrote on October 17, 2020 at 4:28 pm
To my family. Cousin Claudia will truly be missed. I will miss her long talks where we laughed and shared so many memories of her childhood. You would have thought I was right there with her. God only takes the best. Rest in Jesus Claudia, your Work here is done. With sincere sympathy Deborah Anne
Florence James from Nashua NH wrote on October 17, 2020 at 12:48 pm
My sincere sympathy & condolences to you Vanassa and John. May God’s presence surround you both with his love comfort strength and peace. Ms. Davis you are now in a better place the golden gates of Heaven may you rest in paradise. Absent from the body present with the Lord.
Sharon Fordham from Tampa Flordia wrote on October 16, 2020 at 6:39 pm
My dear Vanessa and John and Grandchildren, I am so sorry and heartbroken for the lost of your Mom and grandma. We shared a friendship with love .Your Mom was special to me and I will miss her forever. Children may your Mom rest in paradise. Take are of each other, and may God keep his arms wrap around you for comfort.🙏💖Sharon Fordham
Mae Beatty from PROVIDENCE wrote on October 16, 2020 at 4:29 pm
Vanessa and John mom and I are very sorry for your lost ms Claudia was mom's best friend and she was auntie claudia to us we loved her dearly and will miss her
Roxanne BabbittRiverside from Riversidebabbitt375 wrote on October 16, 2020 at 9:03 am
Ms. Roxanne Babbitt (Vanessa and John), I am so sorry for your lost, Your Mother was a very Beautiful Person at Heart. When my Brother passed away she held me so tight and was talking to me in my ear, she said the most Shothingness words to me and she let me lay my head on her shoulders. I will miss your Mother, but she will always be in my Heart..❤
Bonnie Stevenson from Providence wrote on October 15, 2020 at 4:23 pm
Sorry to hear of your loss Venessa and John. I pray God wrap his arms around you for comfort. Claudia always made me feel special to her eyes. Love from Bonnie, Josephine and Aires DaGraca.