April 8, 1943 - September 17, 2018
Samuel Lee Davis was born to the union of Willie Jack and Virgie Mae Davis on April 8, 1943 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Samuel was the oldest of ten children. He attended Hyde Park High School where he graduated in 1961. Sam played minor league baseball and was scouted to play professional Baseball, but his dearest mother was against it. Samuel served in the United States Navy for 4 years, after which he was honorably discharged, in 1968. Sam met and married Verdina Bowers, the love of his life. Sam’s love of his wife Verdina was the three fold cord not easily broken, spoken of in the Bible. From that union three children were born, Anthony Elic Davis, Derrick Dwight Davis, and Reena Marlo Davis. With his open heart and his love of family Grace Marie Bowers joined the family union. Sam’s love of God led him to study the Bible with Jehovah’s Witnesses. After making the truth his own, Sam dedicated his life to Jehovah and symbolized his dedication through water baptism on July 10, 1970. Sam, Br. Davis, was beloved in the truth. His love of Jehovah allowed him to have many privileges of service including being an Elder in the Christian congregation for over 45 years. He loved teaching and preaching the truth of Jehovah’s kingdom, telling others of the promised paradise earth of Revelation 21:3-4. The family looks forward to a time when they will be reunited in a paradise earth where Sam will say, “Hi honey I’m home”. Sam enjoyed golfing and working out in the gym. He believed in staying busy and keeping fit. Sam allowed nothing to get old, not even his clothes. He was always dressed for the occasion. On September 17, 2018, Samuel Lee Davis, fell asleep in death. He was preceded in death by his parents Willie Jack and Virgie Mae Davis; his beloved wife Verdina Davis; siblings Precious Inez, Lowita Simpson, and June Davis; and his extended brothers Jimmie Bowers, Samuel Bowers, and Leroy Bowers. Samuel Lee Davis memory will be cherished by his loving children Anthony Elic Davis (Shirline), Derrick Davis (Marie), Grace Lanier (Russell) and his baby girl Reena Davis; siblings Peggy (Bo), Deloria (Ralph), Norma Raye (Harvey), Ronald (Linda), Tangunaki aka Tammy (Andrew) and Feloney (Toika); his extended sisters and brothers Jimella Fuller (Steve), Grena Bowers (Kathy), and Sidney Bowers (Evon); his grandchildren Paris Metcalfe, Nasya Davis, Nyjet Davis, Tonina Davis, Naem Davis, Anthony Davis Jr., Francheska Colbert, Frank Colbert Jr., Gerren Lanier, Samuel Davis, and Derrick Davis Jr.; 12 great grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Sam Davis was a kind, gentle soul who will be missed by his family and friends.
Samuel Lee Davis was born to the union of Willie Jack and Virgie Mae Davis on April 8, 1943 in Clarksdale, Mississippi. Samuel was the oldest of ten children. He attended Hyde Park High School where he graduated in 1961. Sam played minor league... View Obituary & Service Information
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