Janice Pryde Davies was born in Washington D.C. She matriculated at Miners Teachers College, New York University, and the University of Virginia. A talented and eager educator, she taught fifth and sixth grades in Washington D.C. for 12 years. In the Fredericksburg community, Mrs. Davies has served as a volunteer in many capacitates and her impact has rippled throughout the community. Her work has earned her many distinctions including Volunteer of the Year twice for 40 years of service to the American Cancer Society; Parent of the Year twice for 41 years of service to the Fredericksburg Sickle Cell Association; one of Washington D.C. Television station WJLA-7 Seven Who Care Awards, Woman of the Year for Fredericksburg Women’s Club; and Women of Distinction Award from the Commonwealth Girl Scouts. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Shiloh Wellness Center (now Community Wellness Coalition)
As an educator, writer, activist and mentor, Mrs. Davies is a quiet storm of activity and continues to impact her community as she proves that each individual has the power to bring change.
Honored by her daughters Karen Ward and Sharron Jeffrey