Dr. Shirley Davis Martin
Last updated 7/20/2020 at 2:21pm
Dr. Shirley Davis Martin, 85, started her greatest adventure yet July 10, 2020, surrounded by her family.
Born May 19, 1935, in Rocky Point, N.C., she was the oldest child of Olive and Clifton Davis. A devoted student, she graduated in 1953 from Dreher High School in Columbia, S.C.
She dreamed of being a nurse and turned her dolls into a hospital ward. From her beloved Duke University, she earned a master’s in nursing. At the University of Florida, she completed a Ph.D. in education, and got her nurse practitioner designation (one of the first years it was offered) at the age of 59....