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Edith Jane Dessent Davisson

June 29, 1930 - June 14, 2024

Burial Date June 20, 2024

Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort, on Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Mrs. Davisson will lie in state for one hour prior to the funeral service at the First United Methodist Church, 117 N 2nd St., Clarksburg, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2024 with Pastor Michael Atkinson presiding. Interment will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 457 Zach’s Run Rd. Mount Clare, WV.

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Edith Jane Dessent Davisson passed from this life on Friday, June 14th, 2024, in Clarksburg, West Virginia at the age of 93. Edith was preceded in death by her loving husband of 60 years, Corbin Late Davisson, her mother, Beatrice Dessent, her sister, Eleanor Dessent and her son-in-law, Jay Jamison.

Edith is survived by her children, Jane Lynn Squires (Richard), Stephen Davisson (Brenda), David Davisson (Nancy) and Cyndi Jamison Shaver (Bill).  Edith was “Nana” to her grandchildren, Rebekah Bigger (Blair), Jennifer Davisson (Jeremy), Christopher Davisson, Michael Squires (Carlee), Andrew Davisson (Sarah) and Katie Shaver.  Edith was “Granna” to her great grandchildren, Brody and Bella Bigger, Ellie Davisson Alberts, Lenen, Olive and Annora Squires and Claire and Jackson Davisson.  Edith took the roles of Nana and Granna very seriously, as she loved children and caring for them.

Edith was born in Clarksburg, West Virginia on June 29, 1930, to the late Harry Grant Dessent and the late Beatrice Jane Miller Dessent.

She graduated from Washington Irving High School in 1948.  Edith had a lifelong love of music.  During High School she participated in the A Capella Choir, Double Quartet and All State Chorus, amongst other choral and community clubs.  Edith’s passion for music continued to bloom during her time with the Madrigal Singers of Clarksburg in her last years of high school.

She married Corbin Davisson in 1950 at the First United Methodist Church in Clarksburg, West Virginia. After living briefly in Morgantown, WV while Corbin completed his bachelor’s degree at WVU, they returned to Clarksburg and continued to watch their family grow. Edith worked briefly for a local utility company but devoted most of her life to her true calling, caring for her family.  She was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church and Choir, while also teaching Sunday School to the children of FUMC for years, with her mother, Beatrice, playing piano for their class singalongs.

Edith enjoyed spending time with her family, supporting them in dance and dance recitals, sports, marching and concert band, camps and any other activity they participated in over the years.  She served as a volunteer for many activities and programs at her children and grandchildren’s schools throughout her life.  Edith was also an avid reader, spent time crocheting and crafting and watching and singing along with musicals.  She loved spending time with her husband and family at their cabin at Crystal Lake while having iced tea with lemon and some of Papaw’s (family famous) popcorn on the porch.  She provided unending love and support to her family.  She and Corbin, together, grew a family through love and created a place of kindness and support for not only their own children, but their grandchildren, great grandchildren, and any others who walked through their door.

Please join her family in remembering Edith and celebrating her life during any of the following services:

Family and friends may call at the Amos Carvelli Funeral Home, 201 Edison Street, Nutter Fort, on Wednesday from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Mrs. Davisson will lie in state for one hour prior to the funeral service at the First United Methodist Church, 117 N 2nd St., Clarksburg, at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 20, 2024 with Pastor Michael Atkinson presiding. Interment will follow in the Floral Hills Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 457 Zach’s Run Rd. Mount Clare, WV.

Expressions of sympathy may be extended to the family at www.amoscarvelli.com A service of Amos Carvelli Funeral Home

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