Mary Nicholson Davis, 76, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away on May 28, 2021, in her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Dekalb, Ill., to the late William and Violet Nicholson, the third of six children.

She was raised in a close, loving family. She worked full time for 30 years for GTE/AG Communicating as a Quality Control Technician. She enjoyed sewing, gardening, crafting, antiquing, and giving to others. She loved her family most of all.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother-in-law, James Diss; and son-in-law, Franklin J. Verbos Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Jill Verbos; grandchildren, Zachary and Courtney Verbos; sisters, Judee Diss, Jenny Harbolt (Bob), and Kathy Clay (Mike); and brothers, Bill Nicholson, and John Nicholson (Cynthia); along with many cousins, nieces, and nephews.

The family will receive friends Monday, June 7, from 4 to 6 p.m. at Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, followed by a memorial service at 6 p.m. For those who are unable to attend the service, you may go to the following link for the live stream:

In lieu of flowers, please donate in honor of Mary Davis to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22478, Oklahoma City, OK 73123 (

Cavin-Cook Funeral Home, Mooresville, is serving the family of Mrs. Davis. Condolences may be made to the family at

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