Rachel Zelda Davis

rachel davis

September 19, 1953 ~ April 2, 2023

Born in: Madison Co., NC
Resided in: Asheville, NC

Rachel Zelda Davis, 69, of Asheville, passed away Sunday, April 2, 2023 at Mission Hospital.

Born September 19, 1953 in Madison Co., Rachel was a daughter of Hettie Ogle Brookens and of the late Paul R. Brookens. She was also preceded in death by her brother, Paul Richard Brookens, Jr. She worked for Tyco Manufacturing and was of the Baptist faith.

In addition to her mother, Rachel is survived by her husband, Hurdas Brisco Davis; a son, Curtis Mark Davis; grandchildren, Kirsten and Sidney Davis; a sister, Sandra Anderson; and a niece, Tabitha Graham.

Private family burial will be held at the Western Carolina State Veteran’s Cemetery in Black Mountain.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the funeral home to assist with expenses.


Funeral Home Assisting The Family:

Groce Funeral Home - Patton Ave.
1401 Patton Ave.
Asheville, NC 28806


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  1. Many loving thoughts and prayers for comfort and peace go out to Hettie and the rest of the family.

  2. To my loving aunt, I will cherish every memory we shared together and forever hold you in my heart. I will miss you more than I could ever tell. Until we will meet again one glorious day…
    Love, your “babydoll” Tabitha

  3. To my beautiful aunt I will forever miss you and getting to act silly with you. I love you!!!!!Kimmie

  4. Grandma,

    You lived your life for Sidney and I &, You were more than just our grandma and we are forever grateful to be raised by a strong women & I will carry you with me until we meet again. I love you.
    From your “Pookie Pooh”

  5. Grandma, words will never be able to describe the emptiness I feel without you here with me, but I find comfort in the fact that you are at peace and that this isn’t goodbye. I know you will always be with me. Love, Sid

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