In Memory of Marilyn L. Davis: Goodbye to my dear friend and ‘big sis’
I owe an apology to all the followers and to the contributors of this site because it’s been a long time since anyone has said or done anything here. That’s because, as many of you now know, our dear friend and mentor Marilyn L. Davis passed away on June 11 of this year. I didn’t find out about her passing until September. I found out through one of the former contributors to the site who was emailing me and was unaware that I did not know she had passed.
It hit me like a ton of bricks. It froze me in time. It placed some major decisions in my lap that I was not ready for, and, frankly, that Marilyn and I had never discussed. Believe it or not, in all the years we were together, and with all of the things we shared in conversation, we never discussed what would happen with this site if something were to happen to her. It’s hard for me to believe (in reflection) because she had more foresight than me in those kinds of matters. So I apologize to all of you that it has taken me this long to simply make a decision and to write something on this blog.
So here we go.
First and foremost, I’m not gonna make this a fancy post with all the elaborate subtitles and wonderful graphics that Marilyn would always include. She was so talented, and she didn’t even know it. Rather, I’m just going to be raw and honest and tell our story as a final tribute to my beloved big sister. That’s what I called her, “big sis”… Marilyn and I met a long time ago – I would have to say it would’ve been more than 20 years ago. At that time, I was a thriving member of the recovery community in the North Georgia area and didn’t know her extremely well, but everybody knew about Marilyn and her women’s recovery house called The North House. I was a member of a motorcycle club that also attached itself to the recovery community…
You may continue reading this beautiful tribute and in honor of Marilyn’s legacy… I hope everyone who visits my website will click on the link and read the rest of this fine post on Marilyn’s “Two Drops Of Ink.” I still miss her desperately.
She left all writers and authors after her the true and pure passion for writing…
In Loving Memory and In Honor of Her Legacy
Marilyn L Davis Passed on June 11th, 2022
Marilyn Davis was the author of her debut memoir titled “Finding North: A Journey from Addict to Advocate” and her second book “Memories into Memoir: The Mindsets and Mechanics Workbook,” both released in 2011. You can support the family at this time by purchasing both online from Amazon, Barnes & Noble and many online bookstores.
Marilyn recently celebrated 33 years of abstinence-based recovery before her passing. From 1990 to 2011, she opened and managed North House, an award-winning residential facility for women.
Marilyn was widely known for writing in many literary communities, including her award-winning website “Two Drops of Ink,” where she encouraged many in collaborative writing. She was the Editor-in-Chief and From Addict 2 Advocate, another award-winning site where she was the Editor-in-Chief and wrote for the recovering community.
Marilyn was also a Certified Addiction Recovery Empowerment Specialist. Before reaching her goals and milestones, though, she was a desperate woman on drugs, managing rock bands at night, pretending to be okay, but ultimately giving up on herself, losing her husband, children, family, and friends due to her addiction. Her past had never defined who she was and the multitudes she has helped from addiction.
Her memoir is about that journey.
When she wasn’t writing or advocating, Marilyn was an avid reader and enjoyed gardening and cooking. She had raised two beautiful grown daughters, both of whom are in recovery. Marilyn resided in the state she loved Georgia, at the time of her passing.
You may still order her books on Amazon>> https://www.amazon.com/Finding-North-Journey-Addict-Advocate-ebook/dp/B08TRX8CZC/