Salome Davy, soft-spoken, ambitious, loyal
THE sun shone in all its brilliance on the afternoon of Sunday, March 23, as if beckoning all and sundry to gather one last time in thanksgiving for the life of Salome 'Sally' Davy, daughter of veteran journalist Noel Davy, at the service which was held at the Miracle Temple on Main Street in Christiana.
The mourners were led by North West Manchester Member of Parliament Audley Shaw, host minister Reverend Ransford Hendricks JP, Reverend Peter Chambers, Major Jenefer Brown of the Salvation Army, and Elder Kenroy Nelson, who officiated.
A cousin of the deceased, Doreen Evans, in her tribute remembered Davy as a soft-spoken, ambitious, loyal, loving, well-spoken and well-dressed young lady who was never afraid to ask for something that she needed.
Evans said Davy loved her parents and siblings with a passion and it was that same passion that she used to touch so many lives in her own small way.
Shaw referred to her in tribute as a special girl in the community; stylish and of a great character. To much laughter he said she was "a social person — I don't want to say she was a Socialist -- who placed a high value on family and did all she could to trace her family tree. She was courageous and stood up for what she believed in. She had a good work ethic and in her short life she had a positive impact on her community."
His opposite number in the constituency, Val Wint, to just as much laughter said, "She was a special young lady, always labouring but she wasn't a labourite." Commenting that she was a thrifty young lady, he challenged the other members of her family to uphold the high ideals that Davy lived.
"It's been a long time that I haven't been to a funeral and seen women so well-dressed, no naked bodies. This speaks to who the family is," he said.
Maxine Turner of the International University of the Caribbean, in delivering the eulogy, said Davy was a compassionate and loving person who would find herself on a weekly basis visiting people she helped financially and otherwise.
"She was like Father Christmas, or Santa Claus, who gave unselfishly to others without mentioning that she did anything," Turner said.
In his homily, Reverend Hendricks implored the congregation to be ready to meet their maker at any time.
Salome Davy was interred in the Spring Ground Cemetery in Manchester.