Ms. Helen Lenora Davis

September 7, 1978 ~ April 29, 2020 (age 41)

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Ms. Helen Lenora Davis "Bootsie" 

Helen also known and loved by her family and friends as "Bootsie" was born prematurely weighing 3 lbs. and 6 oz. on September 7th, 1978 in Newport News, VA. During her short life on this earth, Bootsie battled Graves ’ disease, High Blood Pressure, Vertigo & Seizures.   Bootsie passed away on April 29, 2019 at age 41 due to complications from the global epidemic Corona Virus, Covid19. Bootsie did not have insurance and this is a fund raiser to help cover her funeral expenses. A donation of any amount would be greatly appreciated.

Here are brief glimpses into the story of Bootsie’s life as seen in the eyes of her mother, some of her children, siblings, relatives and friends.

Her Mother Karen: Premature at birth, Bootsie was so small and so delicate and so fragile that I was afraid for her life. Slowly but surely she gained weight and was able to come home. This was one of the happiest days of my life.  And so would her life be; Days of illness and battles of recovery but even greater days of Happiness and sharing that happiness with those she loved. 

As a child, Bootsie was raised by her grandmother and her mother in downtown Newport News on Ridley Circle. She was naturally kind hearted and very sweet and remained so during her entire life. Bootsie was also very giving of herself. If I ever needed anything and she had it, she would give it to me. When Bootsie went out shopping, she would always check to see if anyone needed something. Bootsie was a genuinely good person. In sickness and in health, she always managed to keep smiling.

Bootsie liked to go out with her friends and party. Bootsie held a variety of jobs and worked at area hotels, Fast food resturants ,and for a short time she worked in the Shipyard.

Bootsie had 5 children that she loved dearly.  Sincere Freeman 13, Israel Tablet 17, MoNa Davis 19, Regina 20, and Wayna age 22 and 5 grandchildren. Bootsie did everything for her kids and she truly enjoyed sitting around the house with her kids and her best friend Liz. She loved to cook and clean. Her house was immaculate.

Sincere (son): I had a hard working mother who took care of me as mommy and dad and love her so much.

Monet: I’m gonna miss her collard greens. I loved all her cooking.

Regina: I have only been in my mother’s life the last 3 months. I spent my life searching for and finally found my mother. My bonding moments with my mother were in the mornings. I would cook grilled cheese sandwiches then fix her hair and muse around the edges. Now I don’t have to search anymore.

Kalven (boyfriend): l will miss one of her favorite things, rubbing lotion on her back. Morning and evening kisses. I treated her like a queen.  She deserved to be treated that way because of the way she treated me. We truly loved each other.

Aunt Louise: Bootsie had the kindest heart in the world. A heart made of gold that will be truly, truly be missed. Bootsie had a playful side too. Sometimes I would walk by her room and tease her and she would lick tongue out at me and laugh and we would make funny faces..

Bootsie would help anyone in need.

If Bootsie loved you then she loved you with everything in her heart.

She never had a bad word to say about anybody. No Drama. That’s why it was so easy for her to get along with everyone and everyone loved her.

Bootsie will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Rest in Peace Bootsie.


A viewing for Ms. Davis is scheduled from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Friday, May 8, 2020 at C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.


Per request of the family services and interment will be private.


It is the desire of the Davis family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.


The family of Ms. Helen Lenor Davis has entrusted her final care to the staff of C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.



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May 8, 2020

1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
C.C. Carter Funeral Home
3314 Roanoke Ave
Newport News, VA 23607

Private Services
May 9, 2020

C.C. Carter Funeral Home
3314 Roanoke Ave
Newport News, VA 23607

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