Mrs. Haldren Taggert Davidson, 95, of 145 Idaho Road, Statesville, was born in Iredell County on February 23, 1923, and was the daughter of the late Howard and Annie Goodman Taggert. She peacefully entered into eternal rest at her residence on Saturday, February 16, 2019, surrounded by her family.
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She attended the Amity Hill School and at an early age she also attended Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church. Later in life she followed Rev. Leroy Jenkins Crusades. She was united in marriage to Theodore Roosevelt Davidson, who preceded her in death. In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by two sons, James Melvin Davidson and Theodore Roosevelt “June” Davidson, Jr.; one daughter, Priscilla Davidson Rankin; three grandchildren, Alterek “Tega” Davidson, William Keith “Flipper” Knox and Wanda Poole Martin and three sons-in-law, William “Bill” Knox, James Poole and Donald Clark Sr.
Mama Toad, as she was affectionately called, leaves to cherish the memory of her life two sons, Ketto (Shelia) Davidson and LaBron Davidson, both of Statesville; eight daughters, Cora Bell Knox of Salisbury, Mae Lois Poole of St. Petersburg, FL, Annie Mae Davidson, Mildred (Jerry) Patterson, and Haldren Clark, all of Statesville, Furrell J. Davidson of Mt. Ulla, Sharon (Michael) Cowan of Mooresville and Melinda (Dietrich) McDonald of Statesville; one brother, Howard (Annie) Taggert of Cleveland; thirty-seven grandchildren, Pamela (Preston) Jones and Sandra Knox, both of Salisbury, Edward Lee (Tammia) Davidson, Sr., Nathan Oneal Poole, Dwain K. (Linnora) Poole, Sharon (Darryl) Oliver, Carolyn (Butch) Poole, Mashawn (Cedric) Keys, Latricia Poole and Anthony Poole, all of St. Petersburg, FL, Jacquelyn R. Patterson and Marlin Oneal Dalton, both of Statesville, Jamie Harris of California, Portia Geter of Charlotte, Brandon (Anna) Reid of Knightsdale, Wynston Davidson, Tyrone Mott, SheKeya Davidson, Ketto E. Davidson, Jr., Cato Davidson, Keana Davidson, Kiara Davidson, Natasha “Toadie” Lackey, LaBron Lackey, ChaRon Harris, Chattney Harris, LaKeyan Harris, and James M. (Brittany) Davidson, Jr. , all of Statesville, Albert L. (Nicole) Rankin of Columbia, SC, LaCresha (Mondus) Brumfield of South Carolina, Donald Clark, Jr. of Huntersville, Cedrick Clark of Concord, a special granddaughter, Dr. Shalonda Davidson, she viewed her as her own, of Statesville, Jeremy Kimbrough of Mt. Ulla, Tatciana Cowan of Mooresville, Deanna McDonald and Dietrich McDonald, Jr., both of Statesville; and a host of great and great grandchildren, Jashton Kimbrough, Jayce Kimbrough, LaBron Shay Lackey Jr., Shania Olivia Houser, Ke-Trell Mock, Candice Roseboro, Aniyah McKinnon, Micah Clark, Koen Clark, Cedric Clark Jr., Gustavo Covour Soto, Meyali Soto, Shonika Eckles, Jasmyne Eckles, TaCora Crump, Lakeitha Knox, Lakeita Knox, Shawn Knox, Preston Alan Jones Jr., Ticora Elaine Davis, William Joseph Jones, Shaelyne Jones, Deshawn Jones, Elaina Jones, Gregory Jones, Drew Jones, Allison Jones, Miles Davis, Gianna Davis, Chase Jones, Chantlee Jones, Khalia Jones, Kalenna Jones, Josiah Jones, Michelle Jones, Kia White, Brian Gillus, Amber Heath, Maleigha Knox-Daniels, Myles Saunders, Michael Saunders, Marcella Roseboro, Al Bellamy Jr., Kennedi Everhart, Tyree Lee, Xavier Comer, Alane 'Rankin, Laila Rankin, Brooklyn Rankin, Kalynn Davidson, Hallie Rose Davidson, Shekeya Davidson, Nalysia Bryant, LaSyaa Berry, A'alisia Berry, Shahada Berry; nieces,including Kathy Taggert, Rita Taggert , and Ruby Woods; nephews including Clyde (Annie) Davidson Jr., a host of cousins, other relatives, neighbors and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Wednesday, February 20, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. at The Mary B. Bigham Memorial Chapel of Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Pastor James F. Hunter will officiate and burial will follow in the Iredell Memorial Park. Mrs. Davidson will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home where members of the family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m., but will assemble at the residence of Mrs. Haldren Davidson, 145 Idaho Rd. Statesville a all other times.
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