The Homecoming Celebration
Our Matriarch Queen Imegene Pugh Davis, May 28th 1930- April 21st 2020
“A True Person Who Spoke Her Mind”
Imegene Pugh Davis was born into a loving family of 12 siblings on May28th 1930 to the late Elliot and Ivory Pugh. Following a short illness, the sun set for the final time for Imegene Pugh Davis on April 21st 2020 at approximately 12 noon with her loving family by her side.
In compliance with CDC guidelines*, funeral services will be held Saturday, May 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm from the sanctuary of Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church, 3431 Lee Loop Road, Union Springs, Alabama, with Rev. James N. Robbins, Sr., Pastor, Officiating. Internment will follow at the Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.
Matriarch Queen Imegene Pugh Davis will lie in state one hour prior to funeral services.
Visitation, in compliance with CDC guidelines*, will be held on May 1st 2020 from 1:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Poe’s Memory Chapel Funeral Home.
Imegene confessed to Christ at an early age and was baptized at Mount Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Anderson. She was a faithful member and active on the Usher Board Ministry for 60 years; 4th Sunday Singing Group for 30 years; Kitchen Ministry for 60 years - Active member of Union Hill Home and Aide Society for 78 years. Layworker at Pine Grove District 40 years. Imegene’s specialty was cooking .Everybody who knew Imegene knew they were going to get a Home-cooked 7 course meal every Sunday after church. Everyday eating at Imegene’s house was like Thanksgiving 5 days a week. She was well known for her Sourdough Pound Cake; Fried Collard Greens, Tee Cakes, Crackling Bread, Potato Salad, Macaroni-N-Cheese, Fried Chicken, Fried Corn, Baked Chicken, Sweet Potato Pies, Egg Pies-- you name it, she could master any dish- let’s not forget Fried/ Baked Chitterlings, Banana Pudding- the list goes on and on. Imegene was Lead cook at several restaurants Thomas Reed Chicken Coop, Diary Deluxe and Crispy Chic.
Mother Imegene was married to the late Herbert Davis for 56 years.
Mother Imegene was truly the “Matriarch and Queen” of her family. She loved her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, family, church family, neighbors, and friends. Essentially, she was a caring person who raised several of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren along with raising 5 children, “just doing her motherly duties”. Mother Imegene was very special-- loving, kind, hardworking--no nonsense person, inside and out to everyone she met. She was a devoted and contributing citizen of Union Springs/Bullock County. Mother Imegene exemplified the characteristics of the Virtuous Woman described in Proverbs 31.
“Who can find a virtuous and capable wife? She is more precious than rubies.
She extends a helping hand to the poor and opens her arms to the needy.
When she speaks, her words are wise and she gives instructions with kindness.
Her children stand and Bless her. Her husband praises her.
There are many virtuous and capable women in the world, but you surpass
Charm is deceptive, and beauty does not last; but a woman who fears the
Lord will be greatly praised.
Reward her for all she has done. Let her deeds publicly declare her praise.”
Proverbs 31: 10, 20, 26, 28, 30, 31.
The staff of Poe’s Memory Chapel Funeral Home is honored to provide funeral services for the family of Mother Imegene Pugh Davis. May God Bless, Strengthen, and Comfort her family and friends, as they walk in the legacy and love of your faithful servant, is our humble prayer.
*Masks, Gloves, Social Distancing