Ophelia Davenport (Sign Guestbook)

Ophelia Ann Davenport, age 88, passed away on Monday, July 9th after a long battle with heart failure and Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on June 9th, 1930. Preceded in death by husband, Vernon, sons Stephen Michael Davenport and Gregory Lay Davenport, parents, Glenn and Maxie McClain, sisters Hilda Vineyard and Betty Smith and granddaughter Jessica Davenport. She is survived by her son, Christopher Davenport and his wife Ann, and daughter Michelle Wakefield and her husband Paul, grandchildren Bradley, Derek, Chase, Brittany, and Brooke Wakefield, Hunter and Haley Davenport, and Michael and Matthew Davenport, very special niece Glenda Mayfield and her family Wayne and Faiye. She lived in Fountain City and was a lifetime member of Fountain City United Methodist Church. She was a secretary at Oak Ridge National labs for many years before leaving to raise her family. She was a proud breast cancer survivor with a very strong spirit who loved to wear pink to support breast cancer awareness. She was loved by all who knew her and was nicknamed Bambi by her grandchildren. She will be greatly missed and always remembered for her kind, gentle personality and sweet smile. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Susan G Komen breast cancer fund or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The family will receive friends Wednesday, July 11th at Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel from 6-8 pm. A graveside service will be held Thursday, July 12th at 10 am at Lynnhurst Cemetery. Gentry Griffey is honored to serve the Davenport family and invites you to view and sign the online registry below.


4 guestbook entries for “Ophelia Davenport”:

  1. Peggy Gates says:

    Dear Michelle and family: I smile just thinking about your mother. She was an inspiration to our entire staff. She was a true lady and I share in her loss. Sincerely, Peggy Gates

    • Michelle Wakefield says:

      Thank you so much! She loved you and always told me how sweet you were to her and talked about how we used to work on 10 east together. She was a fighter to the very end and always wore her pink with pride. We will miss her greatly but know she is in a much better place now!


  2. sandy mason says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.

    The Girls @ Norwood Family

    • Michelle Wakefield says:

      Thank you very much! She loved all the staff there and I appreciate how kind everyone always was to her. She always looked forward to her doctor visits.


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