City of Oaks Funeral Home & Cremation

Sue Whittaker Davis

Raleigh, North Carolina

Age 91.
Died 02/14/2023.

Sue Whittaker Davis
After a long and fulfilling life, Sue Ballard Whittaker Davis of Raleigh, NC passed away Tuesday February 14, 2023 at the age of 91.

Sue was born on October 24, 1931 in Portsmouth, VA, the oldest of three daughters of Everette Ballard Whittaker and Susie Alexander Whittaker. She graduated from Churchland High School and Norfolk Business College.

Sue married Bill Davis on June 24, 1950, and they shared a love and partnership of 65 years. She was a proud homemaker, balancing her roles as a daughter, sister, wife, mother, and later a devoted grandmother, with her work in banking and various bookkeeping positions. Sue dearly loved her family and adored caring for her grandchildren, and they discovered that no one could walk as fast as their Grandma, make a better pound cake, nor clean a home as efficiently and effectively. She was a “tough cookie,” a determined woman with a sweet spirit. After living much of her life in Eastern and Central Virginia, Sue and Bill retired to Southern Pines, NC and later moved to Raleigh.

Sue was preceded in death by her husband Bill, her oldest son, David Everett Davis and by her two sisters, Betty Whittaker Cross and Martha Whittaker Matthews. She is survived by son Michael Leigh Davis (wife Sue) of Charlotte, son John Ennis Davis (wife Pam) of Linden, VA and daughter Susan Davis Weaver (husband Greg) of Raleigh. She is also survived by her daughter in law Linda Davis of Anderson, SC and sisters in law Nancy Davis Ames of Daphne, AL and Betty Ann Davis Stephenson of Fredericksburg, VA. She has eleven grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandson, as well as a host of nieces and nephews and their families.

A Memorial Service to honor Sue will be held on Saturday March 4 at 11 am at Hayes Barton United Methodist Church at 2209 Fairview Road, Raleigh, NC 27608.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that you consider making a donation to a favorite charitable organization.

The family appreciates the support of Hayes Barton United Methodist Church and the loving care provided to Sue by the staff of Rex Rehab and Nursing Care Center. We also thank Transitions LifeCare as well as the staff of Independence Village of Raleigh for the care provided to our mother.

“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres…And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. " 1 Corinthians 13: 4-7, 13

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City of Oaks Cremation and Funeral Home is a full-service funeral home in Raleigh, serving all of North Carolina and beyond. We provide an alternative to costly funeral homes and every day we help families in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and all over North Carolina make simple, affordable funeral arrangements.

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Apples to Apples

Just like all other licensed funeral homes in North Carolina, City of Oaks Cremation, LLC is regulated by the NC Board of Funeral Service.

The same laws that apply to the big corporate funeral homes also apply to the modest independently owned firms like ours. All crematories in North Carolina, regardless of who owns them, are inspected annually by the state and must adhere to the same rules and laws.

Genuine Care

We're committed to providing families within our community unsurpassed service before, during and after the time of loss.

Our staff will provide clear communication to your family through each step as we move forward from the original phone call notifying us of a death to the time we deliver the urn back to your family. We will treat your family with the utmost respect, as we honor the wishes of your loved one.

We promise to make this process affordable and as endurable as possible.

State Wide

Our Funeral Home is located in Wake County NC; however, we provide our services to families throughout the entire State.

Unlike other funeral homes, we don't charge an additional mileage fee. Regardless of what county you live in, we can help your family with making simple, affordable funeral arrangements. From Asheville to Wilmington, we're proud to help families statewide.

Our Services

Direct Cremation


Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. We include everything you need for a simple or direct cremation. Simple, affordable and reliable. We have not changed the cost of our direct cremation service since we opened City of Oaks in 2012.

Cremation with Solidified Remains


We offer the option of choosing how you receive your loved ones remains. Selecting our Direct Cremation with Solidified Remains option is a beautiful way to transform cremated remains into 40-60 “stones” that you can hold.

Cremation with Visitation


City of Oaks Funeral Home and Cremation provides an affordable cremation option with onsite visitation. Nobody likes surprise costs added in at the last minute. We guarantee you will not find any hidden charges here. Simple, affordable and reliable.

Immediate Burial


An immediate burial has the same end result as a traditional burial; however, we have eliminated the extra (sometimes unnecessary) services prior to getting to the cemetery. Not everyone wants an open casket for viewing or a limousine for the family. Despite the term immediate, we can move as fast as you need or as slow as you like. This option simply allows you to save money by eliminating some of the fancy extras at the funeral home.

Traditional Funeral


We offer the same traditional funeral services as the big corporately owned funeral homes in the area; however, we cost about half the amount. You might consider a traditional funeral service if your family is looking for an open casket visitation, a traditional church service or a funeral service in the funeral home's chapel. A traditional funeral service can be altered to fit the needs of your family.

Green Burial


This establishment is one of a select number of funeral homes who meet the criteria for providing green funeral service by the Green Burial Council; a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization working to encourage environmentally sustainability in the field of funeral service. Our Green options allow for a funeral to take place without the use of toxic and non-biodegradable materials/chemicals.



As an alternative to traditional cremation, City of Oaks Funeral Home also offers Aquamation. The Aquamation process, often referred to as alkaline hydrolysis, uses a solution of water and potassium hydroxide to facilitate natural decomposition.

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