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Romay Catherine Johnson Davis

Passing of

Romay Catherine Johnson Davis

Member of the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion

WWII Veteran

US Congressional Gold Medal Recipient

October 29, 1919 – June 21, 2024

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Romay Catherine Davis (née Johnson), aged 104, passed away on June 21, 2024, in Montgomery, AL. Born in Dahlgren, VA, she was the cherished daughter of the late Fairfax and Catherine Hamlet Johnson. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Jerry Davis, her brothers, Thomas, August, Preston, & Purcell Johnson, and niece Karen Johnson.

Romay's life story has been captured and recognized in many ways. Her name is etched on the 6888th Central Postal Battalion Monument at the Buffalo Soldier Military Park in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. On the 74th Anniversary of the desegregation of the Armed Forces, she received the 6888th Central Postal Battalion Congressional Gold Medal.

Romay leaves behind her brother, Stansbury Johnson; niece, Lydia Gadeleta; nephew, Clint Johnson; nephews-in-law, Robert Earl, and Calvin Robinson; and devoted friend, Stacia Robinson.

The viewing is scheduled for Thursday, June 27, 2024, from 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Ross-Clayton Funeral Home, 1412 Adams Avenue, Montgomery, AL. A graveside service will be held on Friday, June 28, 2024, at 12:30 pm EST at Fort Mitchell National Cemetery, 553 AL-165, Fort Mitchell, AL.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the 6888th Monument Committee, c/o 9701, Weatherby Lake, Missouri, 64152-1825, the National WWII Museum in New Orleans, or the Winn-Dixie SEG Gives Foundation under “The Romay Davis Belonging, Inclusion & Diversity Grant” at

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