Joan MacPhail-Harris, the widow of the slain police officer, told The Associated Press Wednesday that "it's a time for healing" now that Davis' execution has occurred, that she saw "nothing to rejoice" over in Davis' death and that she was praying for his family.
"I will grieve for the Davis family because now they're going to understand our pain and our hurt," she told the AP in a telephone interview from Jackson.
"I'm kind of numb. I can't believe that it's really happened," MacPhail's mother, Anneliese MacPhail, told the AP in a telephone interview from her home in Columbus, Ga. "All the feelings of relief and peace I've been waiting for all these years, they will come later. I certainly do want some peace."
Kimberly Davis said of the MacPhail family, "The only thing we can do is pray that God can give them peace."
ABC News' Colleen Curry contributed to this report.