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Cozette Ritta Davis (Banka), age 92, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 7, 2022.   She was born on August 7, 1929 to Earl and Nellie Decker.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Wayne C Davis; children Lowell Craig Davis, Gregory Todd Davis, Victoria Leigh (Robert) Flickinger and son-in-law, Robert C Haight Jr.

She is survived by her daughter, Melissa Jane Haight; grandsons Mitchell Haight and Robert C Haight III; sister, Nelly (Walter) Marsh of Pensacola, Florida; daughter-in-law Holly Jo Davis and her extended Haight family.

Her 92 years spanned everything from singing with the big bands to raising a family and then watching her grandsons and so much more in between.   She has many special friends who loved her dearly and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her.  She will be remembered for her love of family, friends and especially coffee.  Rest in peace Banka.

Per her wishes, cremation has taken place and a memorial mass will take place at a later date.

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Cremation arrangements were entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids, 616-452-3006.


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  1. Renee Wade on February 11, 2022 at 5:20 pm

    Missy ,
    I am so sorry for your loss ! She was such a special friend to my mom for so long . I still remember my kindergarten days , when I would go to your house on Hollywood and she would make me tomato soup . :) Prayers for your family . Renee Wade (Archer )

  2. Cozette on February 17, 2022 at 7:18 am

    Dear Missy,
    I am so sorry for your loss!
    I am so honored to be your Moms name sake. She was so special and dear to all of us.
    Two things that stand out about your Mom , she was such a strong person , and she had a great sense of humor. She was a great friend to my Mom , and did they have the stories to prove it!
    I will make her proud to her name , I love my name! I have big shoes to fill , she was kind , loving , giving and super funny ! She will be missed !
    Love ya, Cozette Groot

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