Thursday, December 15, 2005


Article from the Las Vegas newspaper:

Alma Leona Burton Davidson Stevenson, 69, of Las Vegas, passed away Saturday, Dec. 3, 2005. She was born Nov. 2, 1936, in Craven County, N.C., and resided in Las Vegas for 33 years. Alma graduated from Richmond Professional Institute in 1958 with a bachelor of fine arts in interior design. She worked in that field for a number of years before moving to Las Vegas. For over 20 years, Alma worked in the casino business and just recently retired from a job she loved, as executive casino host at Harrah's. Her most important and cherished job was being a mother and grandmother.Alma was honored to be selected College Queen Of Virginia in her sophomore year in college. After graduating from college, she married George L. Davidson III, and they were married for 20 years. Alma was a proud member of Christ Church for 33 years. Her greatest accomplishment was making a difference in so many lives, too many to count. Alma was preceded in death by her mother, Mary Leona Everett Burton; and father, Robert Otha Burton. She is survived by her daughter, Aana Lisa Wagner; son, George L. Davidson IV; son-in-law, David A. Wagner; grandsons, Dylan and Collin Wagner; sisters, Joy Nelson and Lynda Gilmore; brothers, Robert, Alva, Charles and J.T. Burton; and also by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Christ Church Episcopal, 2000 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas.

Contributions may be made to Aana Lisa Wagner or directly to Christ Church Episcopal


From the Church Bulletin:

Alma never met a stranger. She was always genuinely interested, concerned and a “real” friend to all she met. And she cared for them all. To say she was special falls far too short of describing this amazing and loving woman. Anyone who ever met her will never forget her and will always hold her in their hearts.

She was strong to the very end and set a perfect example, once again, how to live a Christian life and treat others. Alma passed peacefully and quietly into our Father’s arms surrounded by her family and friends.

We know she is in a much better place, not in any more pain or suffering, the cancer finally gone forever. She has reunited with family, friends and loved ones who preceded her, especially her mother Leona Everett Burton and father Robert Otha Burton. We rejoice; she is at peace with her Heavenly Father and Jesus, who promised us all everlasting life. You will always be in our hearts.

We love you, Mom, Sister, Grandmama, & Friend.