Angelina Ann Menotti Davis, 94, of Monticello, formerly of Lake Village, went to be with her Lord Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at Drew Memorial Hospital in Monticello.
She was born June 2, 1927, in Pine Bluff to the late Joseph Lepri and Mary Massanelli Lepri, who both came to Arkansas from Italy.
She was the widow of Chester Menotti, a housewife, supervisor of the kitchen and head cook for St. Mary’s School for 17 years, worked in retail sales and was a longtime member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church of Lake Village. She was a devout member of St. Mary’s Alter Society and did volunteer work for the church for many years.
Ann was a very giving lady, not only to her family whom she loved dearly, but also to her church and community. Her dedication to her gardening and canning was just another way of sharing her love to those she cared about. Ann was a wonderful mother, excellent cook, loved to fish and loved to volunteer in many church activities. To any person she knew, she was a pleasure to be around and was looked at as a true southern lady.
In her later years, she made a transition from the home she loved dearly in Lake Village to Grand Manor in Monticello where she made many friends who deeply cared about her while she was there.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was also preceded in death by one brother, Jim Lepri, and four sisters, Lena Williams, Sara Grassi, Teresa Tomboli and Alta Menotti.
Survivors include one son, David Menotti and wife Lela of Monticello; two daughters, Donna Gardner of Monticello and Barbara Ann Farmer of Lake Village; two sisters, Kitty Bernotas of Columbia, South Carolina and Fran Marchetti of Phoenix, Arizona; seven grandchildren, John (Jay) Claude Holthoff, Jr., Chuck Farmer, Patricia Farmer Ballard, David Menotti, Jr., James Menotti, Cindy Fava and Kim Roberts; along with numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
There will be a visitation Monday, August 23, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church in Lake Village with a Rosary Service to follow at 10:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in St. Isidore Cemetery in Lake Village.