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Mr. Willie Davis
Lester Lackey & Sons Funeral Home Inc.
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Homegoing Service


Mr. Willie Davis

March 8, 1939~November 16, 2013


Saturday Novmeber 23, 2013

12:00 Noon

White's Chapel United Methodist Church

2001 White's Chapel Road

Conyers, Georgia 30207

Rev. Harold Cobb Pastor, Eulogist

Assisted By Others



     Mr. Willie Davis, 74 of Covington, Georgia, returned home to be with the Lord on Saturday, November 16, 2013. Willie leaves his high school sweetheart, Janie Lois Flanigan, whom he joined in holy matrimony on July 11, 1964. Willie, the fourth of seven children, was born on March 8, 1939 to the late Cleo Maddox and John Davis, Sr. He was preceded in death by his brothers Woodow Davis and John Davis, Jr. and his sister, Betty Thomas. Willie was educated in the Newton County School System. Willie loved the Lord. During early adulthood he was baptized and joined Bethlehem Baptist Church. He faithfully served in the Gospel Mitchell Choir and Male Chorus. He later joinedWhite's Chapel United Methodist Church where he sang in the White's Chapel Choir for Christ and Male Chorus. Willie's love of worship through praise in song extended to his participation in the Turner Lakes Voices.

     Willie loved to work. He had an impeccable work ethnic. For 19 years he worked for Ace Hardware. Following his career at Ace Hardware, he worked for the Newton County School System where he retired after 10 years of service. Willie also worked for People's Pharmacy where he delivered medications  to patients and the Porterdale Mill.
     Willie loved Janie. Second only to his love for the Lord was his wife and his family. He was a loving husband and provider; he was a father figure to his many nieces and nephews. Willie had an infectious smile and a laugh all his own. To some he displayed a quiet spirit,to those who knew him they will never forget his sense of humor, his hospitality, his generosity and his devotion to his faith, his family and Janie. He had a caring, wise and watchful eye which now peers at us from above.

     Willie loved life. Forever cherishing his memory are his totally committed and loving wife, Janie Lois Davis, two sisters, Ruth Cooper and Mae Frances Shannon, one brother, Charles Davis, sister-in-law, Ida S. Davis, nieces, nephews, cousin and a host of family and friends. We are saddened by our earthly loss, but joyous in his heavenly gain.

Church Cemetery


Mark Cleveland    Joe Collier Jr.   Dexter Cotton
Jason Collier        Greg Cooper       Ricardo Fears

Honorary Pallbears:
Stanley Cooper,  Lamar Ponder,  Howard Ritternhouse
Jonathon Cotton, Kenneth Strong, Daniel Fears
Ricky Harper,  Mark Collier, Jarius Brown
Michael James Flanigan,  Bernard Flanigan
Edward Ponder,  Robert Ponder


Flower Ladies:

    Our family will be forever grateful for the love and kindness that you have shown us through this most difficult time. Special and heartfelt thanks to Rose Maddox, John Benton, Ricardo and Judy Fears,  Deborah Cotton, Davidlyn Strong,New Century Hospice Staff and Newton County Para Medics.We are truly blessed to have family and friends who are united with us to celebrate Willie's life. Thank you and may God grant you his richest blessings.
                                                                 The Family