August 9, 1935 - August 3, 2019 Mrs. LaVenta (LV) B. Davis, passed away August 3, 2019. She was born in Valdese, NC August 9, 1935, to Clyde and Beulah Berry. After graduating from high school, she completed her nursing degree from the Baptist Hospital, School of Nursing in Winston-Salem in 1956. Following graduation, she worked at Walter Reid National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. LaVenta went on to earn her degree as a nurse anesthetist at Temple University in Philadelphia. Mrs. Davis enjoyed a long and distinguished career as a nurse anesthetist at Forsyth Medical Center and Medical Park Hospital in Winston-Salem. Mrs. Davis enjoyed skiing, tennis, golf and traveling. She loved attending operas, listening to classical music, and playing the piano. She was a long-time and beloved member of Knollwood Baptist Church. LaVenta was a talented cook. She was famous for her oatmeal raisin cookies, chocolate cake, and many other treats that she so generously shared with grateful neighbors, friends, and family. She especially adored Sadie, her furry, canine companion. Mrs. LaVenta Davis is preceded in death by her parents and her loving husband, Dr. Wayne E. Davis. Left to cherish her memory are Dr. Davis' children: daughter, Cathryn D. Robinson and her husband Col. Hugh C. Robinson; son, Dr. John B. Davis and his wife Donna; and daughter, Susan D. Rivenbark and her husband, Daniel; 9 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Additionally, she will also be fondly remembered by her sister Linda Miller, her husband Don and their children, many cousins, her lifelong friends, Cathie Russell and Hannah Appel; and many other family members, friends and neighbors. Mrs. Davis' family expresses their deep gratitude to Maira Anderson and Bernice Darnell whose loving, professional care and friendship were so supportive to LaVenta. Additionally, the family would like to thank Steve Phelps and Mary Grigg for many years of sound advice and kindness. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the music ministry of Knollwood Baptist Church. There will be a private burial service for the family in the Memorial Garden at Knollwood. Online condolences may be made at

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