A public funeral is being held Wednesday for veteran newscaster Amanda Davis who suffered a “massive spontaneous stroke” while waiting to board an airplane last week. The 62-year-old award-winning journalist was a beloved fixture in Atlanta television news for thirty years, most recently serving as morning anchor for the CBS affiliate. Tuesday she was waiting to board a Texas-bound flight at

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to attend her step-father’s funeral when she collapsed. She was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.Her last Facebook post was just three days earlier, on Christmas Eve, in which she wrote, “Stay Strong, Keep Praising the Lord” to accompany a graphic about how to survive Christmas without a loved one. She also posted, “Thank God for the Christmases you had with them.” READ MORE