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LaMese Katherine Albert Davies


April 28, 2018

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Beloved aunt, loyal friend and successful Greenville real estate agent, LaMese Albert Davies, 96, died of age-related causes at NHC Health Care Greenville on April 7, 2018.

LaMese was born Jan. 4, 1922, in Ironwood, Mich., one of three girls and seven boys born to Lulu (Hydar) and George Albert. LaMese graduated from Luther L. Wright High School and studied literature and social work at the University of Michigan. Upon the premature death of her mother, LaMese moved back into the family home to manage the household and assist her father and brothers in the operation of Alberts Clothing and Shoe Store, the family retail business.

LaMese's entrepreneurial interests eventually prompted her move from Ironwood in the 1970s, living in Detroit and Pompano Beach, Fla., before choosing Greenville as her home, where she proudly resided for over 40 years. First, developing and selling real estate, LaMese continued to build her successful real estate sales career with the highly regarded Goldsmith Company, and was recognized with many top sales awards throughout the years. For LaMese, clients often became lifelong friends, and she was richly rewarded with both.

Always doing for others, LaMese was active in many civic, professional and philanthropic organizations, and a generous champion of many causes and initiatives, including her work with Nick Theodore in the 1994 gubernatorial campaign. LaMese was also an active member of St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral and, in fact, in 1987 she found a home for the newly presiding priest and his family, where they reside to this day.

LaMese is survived by many nieces and nephews, whom she loved as her own, mentoring, educating and entertaining many of them through the years, by sharing her wisdom, humor and fun-loving nature. LaMese is also survived by her precious Shih Tzu, Ginger, whom she entrusted to her dear friends. LaMese's friends often remarked that they wished to come back as one of LaMese's dogs, as her pampered pets always had a seat at her table.

As the last among her siblings to be called to Heaven, LaMese will always be remembered as a true survivor who was unsinkable, always choosing to swim with style and a smile. LaMese is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers, Albert, Mike, Sam, Ted, John, Jim and Fred, and her sisters, Lucille Hurrell and Rosemarie Butman.

LaMese will rest in peace next to her mother and father at Riverside Cemetery in Ironwood.


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