Johnny Gerald Davis Sr.

Published 10:15 am Monday, June 3, 2024

A memorial service will be held for Johnny Gerald Davis Sr. on Sunday, June 9, at Pleasant Grove Church in Lawrence County, MS, at 3 p.m. Visitation is from 2 p.m. until the time of the service.

Mr. Davis, 93, of Brookhaven, passed away peacefully at his home in Brookhaven, Thursday, May 30, 2024. He was born June 26, 1930, to James Chersterfield Davis Sr. and Annie Lura Beeson Davis. He was an Engineer, in the clothing industry, for Haspel Brothers.

Mr. Davis was a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove Church where he faithfully served the Lord through Sunday School and other ministry opportunities. He was a member of the Masons and Shriners.

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He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Manon Davis and Jay Davis; and his sisters, Lavon Sills, Margie White, Fannie Chesser, and Audel Davis.

Those left to cherish the memory and legacy he leaves are his wife of 60 years, Betty Sue Holmes Davis; children, Jerry Davis (Cheryl), Mark Davis (Kathy), Charles Hobgood (Anna), Twyla Smith (Jeff), and John Davis Jr.; sisters, Annie Rushing and Elaine Cude; five grandchildren, Jennifer, Kristen, Brittany, Kandace, and Austin; and 13 great-grandchildren, Swayze, Cooper, Blaine, Ellie Anders, Addison, Wyatt, Ella, Emma, Samuel, August, Fletcher, Clara, and Baby Rawls. He is also survived by other loving family members, and friends as well as his faith family at Pleasant Grove.

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