Carolyn Marie Davis was born in Oakland, California to Willene Witt on September 14th, 1968. She was named after her Aunt Carolyn who passed away as a baby. They moved to Salt Lake City in 1973 where she attended elementary, middle school, and graduated from Hillcrest High School in 1986 as Senior Class President.
Carolyn attended and graduated from the University of Utah with a bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion. She spent her life’s work as a Fraud Investigator for the State of Utah, and as an Assistant Clerk for the Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. As a member of Calvary, she sang in the choir, served on the usher board and was a youth usher board counselor.
Despite trying to overcome the turbulence of several illnesses, it never stopped her from being bright and the life of any party. A beautiful smile with matching sense of humor that continually kept everyone laughing. Her great joy was spending quality time with and showing off her grandson Marcel. They shared a passion for football, although she was forever a Raiders fan.
Carolyn was diagnosed with leukemia in 1991, and in 1993 was given 6 weeks to live. But through the graces of God, and a never give up attitude she lived an additional 30 years. All the while managing a myriad of other major medical problems including breast cancer twice, and a heart transplant which she received on September 10th, 2019. Obviously the Lord felt there was still work left for her to do.
Carolyn was the oldest grandchild of Lucille and Willie Witt Sr. and was affectionally known as “Rabbit” by her granddaddy. Unofficially deemed the favorite amongst all the cousins. Carolyn could most likely be seen wearing anything and everything Mickey & Minnie Mouse. Which was one of her favorite things to collect along with M&M memorabilia, Legos, purses, pens and watches.
She leaves to cherish her memory her son Cedric, grandson Marcel, parents Willene and Rev. France Davis, sister Grace, brother France II (Melanie), niece Viviene, nephews France III and Benedict, aunts: Lucinda Bagley, Frances Yamada (Ken), Mary Stewart, Betty Jefferson, Eunice Dickerson, Wille Mae Allen, Daisy Richardson, Carrie Davis, Barbara Davis, one Uncle Clarence Davis, and a host of cousins, friends and acquaintances.
Special thanks to the bone marrow team, heart transplant team, kidney dialysis team, cancer doctors, the IMC hospital staff and the Calvary Baptist Church family.
A memorial service to celebrate Carolyn’s life will be on Tuesday, September 14th, 2021 at noon at the Calvary Baptist Church, 1090 South State Street, Salt Lake City.