Atlantans gather to remember Amanda Davis

- Family, friends, and fans said their final goodbyes to Atlanta television icon Amanda Davis on Wednesday.

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Davis, who is best known for her 26-year run at FOX 5 Atlanta, died last week after suffering a stroke. She was the original co-host of highly successful Good Day Atlanta and made FOX 5 Atlanta her news home for 26 years, anchoring our evening newscasts with FOX 5’s Russ Spencer.

Atlantans from all walks of life gathered at Cascade United Methodist Church Wednesday morning to pay their final respects to a caring familiar face gone too soon.

Former FOX 5 Storm Team Chief Meteorologist Ken Cook and his wife Suzy described her as part of her family.

“It's like a sister, losing a sister or a close family member,” said Ken Cook.

“Lot of fun to be with, so vivacious, happy... enjoyed life. That's just the way Amanda is and was,” said Suzy Cook.

So many of those who came had crossed paths with Amanda somewhere in life, but others had only met her in the comfort of their own homes when she so competently delivered news and information.

“She has a warm spirit or had a warm spirit and it just made you feel good to wake up in the morning and go about your day,” said FOX 5 viewer Bonita Lacy.

Many said it has been difficult dealing with her sudden passing last week, but they said they will always remember Davis’ warmth and her smile.

“With her passing, it just did something to me. I love Amanda,” said FOX 5 viewer Queenie Ferguson.

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