Gayle J.  Melton-Davis

Gayle J. Melton-Davis, 62, of Folkston, passed away on Saturday, April 4, 2020 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 1, 1958 to the late Alonzo Franklin and Lilus M. Frazier-Melton in Folkston.  

Gayle was educated in the public school system of Charlton County and was a life-long member of Mt. New Home Baptist Church. 

She was the former wife of the late Jackie Dasher, and to this union three loving children were born, LaTracy, Jackie, Jr., and Allen. Gayle was later united in holy matrimony to Christopher Davis. 

She was a former employee of Stevenson Enterprises for several years before becoming a homemaker. Gayle enjoyed cooking and spending time caring for her family that she loved so dearly.      

Anyone who knew Gayle knew she was a true fighter and loved life to the fullest, but when God saw that she had grown weary of the troubles of this ole world, he called her home to be with him. 

She was preceded in death by both parents, Alonzo and Lilus and a brother, Felton Hannan.

She leaves to cherish her memory, her loving and caring husband, Christopher Davis, of Folkston; her loving children, LaTracy (Sasson) Gilyard, of Folkston, Jackie (LaTonya) Dasher, Jr., of Atlanta, and Rev. Allen Dasher, of Jacksonville; her stepchildren, Christopher Davis, Jr. and DanTonio Davis, both of Jacksonville; two grandchildren JadQuay Dasher, of Jacksonville and Israel Gilyard, of Folkston; eight step-grandchildren; her sisters, Lillie D. (Vice) Jordan and Irene (Rev. Willie) Duncan, both of Folkston, Mary J. Roberson, of Atlanta, Elizabeth (Wayne) Webb, of Wallington, NJ, and Betty (Chris) Roberson, of Savannah; her brothers, Joseph (Wanda) Melton and David (Stephanie) Melton, both of Atlanta, Alonzo Melton, Jr. and Kent Edwards, of Jacksonville; her aunts, Ethleen Harvey, of Folkston, and Juanita Melton, of Callahan; her uncle, Ivory (Deidra) Melton and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends that will miss her dearly.

There will be a graveside service held on Wednesday, April 8 at 10:00 a.m. at Mt. Carmel Cemetery in Folkston. Immediate family and any others who may be in attendance are encouraged to adhere to the rules and requirement of the COVID-19 for safety  of the attendees.

Final arrangements entrusted to Royal Funeral Home, Inc., Jesup. 


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