Catherine (Browning) Davenport

August 28, 1926 ~ November 7, 2018 (age 92)

Catherine Browning Davenport, age 92, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, surrounded by her children and family members.

Born in Greenville, SC on August 28, 1926, she was the daughter of the late John Russell Browning and Carrie Lee Davenport Browning.

She is survived by six children, Carole Forrester (Bobby), Roy “Tuffy” Davenport (Carolyn), Beth Merrifield (Jim), Clemson “Butch” Davenport (Lisa), Pamela Merritt (Randy), and Gregory Davenport, fourteen grandchildren, and seventeen great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Reverend John W. Davenport, two brothers, and four sisters. 

Catherine was a devoted wife for 65 years and mother to her six children. She also was a dedicated pastor’s wife throughout Rev. Davenport’s ministry.

Visitation will be held Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 1:30 p.m. at Salem United Methodist Church, White Horse Road, Greenville, SC, with funeral service immediately following at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be held in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association, 301 University Ridge #5850, Greenville, SC 29601; American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615; or Epworth Children’s Home, Columbia, SC, 2900 Millwood Ave., Columbia, SC 29205.

The family is at the home of Butch and Lisa Davenport, 101 Mill Estates Road, Taylors, SC.

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown.

Donations may be made to:

Alzheimer's Association, Greenville
301 University Ridge #5850, Greenville SC 29601
Tel: 1-864-250-0029

American Cancer Society, Greenville, SC
154 Milestone Way, Greenville SC 29615
Tel: 1-864-627-1903

Epworth Children's Home
2900 Milwood Avenue, Columbia SC 29205
Tel: 1-803-256-7394

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