Sad news out of my hometown area as Marie Fleming, the mother of Ernie Davis, passed away on Tuesday. Fleming, still a pretty big fixture in Elmira, New York was a prominent member of the community. She was very active in doing volunteer work, as well as making sure that Ernie Davis was remembered not just as a great football player but a good person as well. While I personally had never met Ms. Fleming, I had seen her a few times and she spoke with a dignity and an elegance that could be matched by few. She was passionate about her community and lived a life that no would could say was anything but good. She will be missed. The local paper, the Elmira Star-Gazette, has this article that appears today. May she rest in peace.