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A woman of pride, A woman of virtue, A woman of strong-will, A woman of faith…Kathleen Davis Folsom. She was born to the late George Wesley Davis, Sr. and Mary Jenkins Davis in Books County. She was the eldest of three siblings. Kathleen accepted Christ as her personal Savior and joined Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church. She was a faithful member and was actively involved with the Sara Allen Women Missionary Society and the Stewardess Board. Once her health started to decline and would not allow her to participate physically, spiritually she maintained an active role in her church.

Kathleen was married to Thomas Folsom who preceded her in death. Born to this union was a son George Thomas Folsom. Sonny, as he was known, was her pride and joy. She would shine bright when she spoke of him, his family, and all of their accomplishments. She truly was a proud mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Along with her parents Mr. and Mrs. George Wesley Davis, Sr. and her son George Thomas Folsom, she was preceded in death by her two siblings; George Wesley Davis, Jr. and Mary Lee Parker and a nephew; Gregory Davis. Kathleen Davis Folsom leaves a legacy and fond memories to be cherished by a daughter-inlaw, Mary Nell Folsom, Quitman, Georgia; grandson, Rev. Dr. Gerald T. (Joyce) Folsom, Upper Marlboro Maryland, granddaughter, Kathleen Folsom Cooper, Valdosta, Georgia; greatgrandson, Andre’ Thomas Cooper, Valdosta, Georgia; sister-in-law, Evelyn Davis, Atlanta, Georgia; nephews, George W. (Babielinda) Davis, III and Dennis B. (Earline) Davis, Atlanta, Georgia; niece, Zita Alexia Davis, Atlanta, Georgia, a special cousin, Fannie Franklin, a longtime family friend Larry Spencer and other relatives and friends including devoted caretakers Donna Scott Copeland, Pastor Dorothy Travis, Presbyterian Home and Bethany Hospice.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Bethel A.M.E. Church with Dr. Gerald Folsom, eulogist.  Burial will follow in the North End Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Friday, January 6, 2017 at the Stevens-McGhee Chapel from 12PM until 8:30PM.  Please continue to keep the Folsom Family in your daily thoughts and prayers.

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.” John 14:1

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  • Friday, January 06, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
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  • Friday, January 06, 2017
    Dearest Folsom family, Our deepest sympathy to you all in the passing of Mrs. Kathleen. What a precious lady, full of love & warmth! It is fitting that our long-time friendship with the Folsom family should include her. She loved on Johnny many a Sunday at Quitman Methodist Church. Our love & prayers are with you during these difficult days. Much love always, The Sheffield family
    ~ Betty Sheffield Cox   Monroe, GA
  • Friday, January 06, 2017
    Community of Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church Post Office Box 1577 Temple Hills, Maryland 20757 Reverend Tony Lee, Senior Pastor January 7, 2017 Resolution To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born and a time to die… Whereas, the Pastor, officers and membership of Community of Hope African Methodist Episcopal Church extend our heartfelt condolences to Rev Dr. Gerald Folsom, during this time of bereavement. We bow in humble submission to the will of God and share with you and your family in the homegoing of your beloved grandmother, Kathleen Folsom. May you find comfort in knowing she now rests in that place prepared for her by our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We commend you to Him who sees all and knows every heart, and we entreat you to console yourselves in the hope of a reunion. May you and your family look to the hills from whence cometh your help. Jesus cares for you. He has said, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.” We are praying for you, and hope you will find solace in knowing that Jesus is the answer to all of life’s circumstances. Be it resolved that we accept with Christian submission to God’s will in calling this loved one home. We invoke the divine guidance of God upon you, and your entire family and pray that her memory will remain in your hearts. Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution is given to the family, and a copy is placed in the official records of the church as an expression of our heartfelt sympathy. Humbly submitted on this 7th day of January in the year of our Lord, Two Thousand Seventeen.. Reverend Tony Lee Senior Pastor
    ~ Anthony Lee   Temple Hills, MD