Martha Gail Davis Sosebee

September 14, 1953 ~ November 15, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old

Martha Gail Sosebee Obituary

Martha Gail Davis Sosebee moved up to the Father’s House on Wednesday, November 15, 2023.

Born in Pickens, SC, on September 14, 1953, she was the daughter of the late Lee Roy Davis and Amelia Elizabeth Skelton of Greenville.

She was a member of Spring Valley Baptist Church, Columbia.  Gail was the “perfect” pastor’s wife, standing by her husband Jerry throughout their 47 years of ministry and serving four churches. She was a devout Christian who loved her Lord, church, family, and friends.  She loved the Children’s ministry in her churches and sang in the choir.

Though Alzheimer’s took her body, she never lost the loving smile that always characterized her.  She served as a Customer Service Representative in Insurance for 41 years, 20 years of which she served through Peoples First in Rock Hill, SC. 

Next to the love for her Lord Jesus, she loved her family. From the first smile when they met to the last smile she shared on earth, she was the devoted wife and ministry partner to her husband Jerry for 51 years.  She gave all the joy and happiness she could to her two sons and their wives, Joel and Tracy and Drew and Tressa.  She gave her undivided attention to her four precious grandchildren who gave her wonderful joy and a lot of fun, Jake Konnor, Anna Catherine, Ebby Elizabeth, and Benjamin Cody Sosebee.  The youngest of six children, her siblings always affectionately called her “Sweet” Gail. Her sisters were close all throughout her life:  Mary Gentry (Terry), Sherry Davis, Betty Parnell (Lloyd), and Donna Brewer.

She was predeceased by her parents, Lee Roy and Liz Davis; her brother, Lee Davis; her sister, Genny Collins; and two brothers-in-law, Don Collins and Larry Brewer.

She loved her sisters-in-love, Brenda Singer, Margaret Adams, Agnes Carter, and Gale Sosebee. Her best friends with whom she traveled “her world” with, Rev. Gary and Nita Anderson and Rev. Robbin and Lucy King.  A special group of “her ladies” she loved and invested much time with over 20 years was the Growing in Grace Women’s Ministry at Northside Baptist in Rock Hill.

A Celebration of Life will be held at Spring Valley Baptist Church, 91 Polo Road, Columbia, SC  29223, Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 1:30 pm with Revs. C. Gary Anderson and Blake Jenkins officiating.  The visitation will follow the service in the Fellowship Building.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial gifts be given to Spring Valley Baptist Church Lottie Moon Christmas Offering or a special fund in your own church.  May God use each gift to His glory and the building of His Kingdom.

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Celebration of Life
November 19, 2023

1:30 PM
Spring Valley Baptist Church
91 Polo Road
Columbia, SC 29223


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