DOROTHY ANNETTE “Ann” DAVIS-THOMAS – OBITUARY\n\nThe beloved and beautiful, Dorothy Annette “Ann” Davis-Thomas, age 82,\npassed away peacefully on February 21, 2022, at Washington Hospital\nCenter in Washington, D.C. She was born to the late John and Dorothy\nDavis on January 30, 1940, in Washington, D.C. She was the last surviving\nsibling of Lillian D. Jackson, Marion Cochran, Clarence Davis, and Harold\nDavis. She understood her calling was to serve the Lord. She loved the Lord\nand was strong in her faith.\nAs a lifelong resident of Washington, D. C. Dorothy discovered within herself\nas a young girl her love for fashion, history, and politics. She learned to be a\nseamstress when she acquired her first sewing machine as an adolescence.\nShe started making her own clothes and clothes for dolls to perfect her skill.\nShe was an active graduate of Dunbar High School for the Class of 1958,\nwhere she was a member of the Yearbook Staff, Fleur de Lis Club, Dance\nClub, French Club, Vice President of Junior and Senior Homeroom, and\nplayed “Miss Arden” in the high school play “Stairway to Success”. Her goal\nafter high school was to be a Clerk Typist which she accomplished as a\nFederal Employee for the Veterans Affairs Department. In addition, she was\nan active member in many Washington, D.C. communities by providing her\ntime, typing skills, and items of need to various homeless shelters\nthroughout Washington, D.C. And a steady volunteer at the Children’s\nNational Medical Center. She was given a Certification of Appreciation in\n2007 by Children’s National Medical Center for her ongoing service and\ndedication.\nDorothy was carefree and always ready with a smile for others to see. Her\nlegacy and message for those she left behind is “it does not take an\nabundance of physical possessions to make you happy, but the act of giving\nand service is a possession of good that will reflect the true happiness within\nyourself.” Lastly, Dorothy loved and deeply cared for her family.\nCommunicating and spending time with them was her favorite thing to do.\nShe leaves to mourn her loving family, daughter, Antoinette Thomas-Ward;\nson-in-law, Carl Ward, son, Alonzo H. Thomas, Jr.; daughter, Teresa\nThomas; five grandchildren, Angel Steward, Carlos Ward, Ashley Thomas,\nAlonzo Ward and Alonzo P. Thomas; and one great grandchild, Ava Elliott\nand host of nieces and nephews.