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Forest Lawn Funeral Home & Memorial Garden

5755 Mallory Road, College Park, GA

OBITUARY

Ernest V. Davis

March 21, 1928August 16, 2019
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Ernest V. Davis, age 91, of Coldwater, Mississippi passed away on Friday August 16, 2019. Ernest was born March 21, 1928.

Ernest lived a life that was rich and full of purpose. He served in the United States Army after which he attended and graduated from west Virginia State College where he pledged Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. After college Ernest began a career with the Federal Government where he worked for 42 years in various executive capacities. After retirement, Ernest worked for Royal Caribbean Cruise line and Salvation Army where he taught GED and literacy.

During his life Ernest gave back to the community by volunteering. He attended Ella Green Missionary Baptist Church in Cold Water, Mississippi until he became ill.

Ernest loved fishing, camping, boating, reading, good music and of course a good party. Always the life of the party, Ernest's favorite phrases were, "Let's Do It", "Oh Boy" and "Think".

Ernest was preceded in death by his father, Harold Davis; mother, Virgia Davis and son, Charles Williams.

Ernest is survived by Nora Davis his loving wife of 38 years; son, Charles Davis; daughter, Kathy Jordan; three grandchildren; Demarco Davis, Markenya Davis and Evan Freeman; three great-grandchildren, Mekai Davis, Jaivon Craig and Nore McHenry. Ernest is also survived by a host of family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ernest's memory may be made to Cancer Society , PO BOX 42040, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123 US, www.cancer.org.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.dignitymemorial.com/Legacy for the Davis family.

Services

  • Viewing Friday, August 30, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, August 30, 2019

Memories

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Norma Hill

August 31, 2019

To my Dear Friend Nora:
Words simply cannot express how I feel about you and the love I felt for Ernie.
Ernie was such a wonderful, fun loving person and I will forever cherish the times I spent with you all.
Although I was not able to be with you physically, spiritually I was right there with you and the family every step of Ernie’s journey home.
I love you and I will always be there for you and I will always remember Ernie fondly.

ELliott and Grace Davis

August 28, 2019

Nora, I hope these words will comfort you on the loss of Ernie your loving husband. . May each tear that falls be a gentle reminder that you and Ernie meant so much to each other and that no loss or sorrow, time or distance can ever take that away. I love Ernest, more as a brother, than a cousin. He will remain in my heart forever. PLease accept our deepest sympathy, and remember and cherish all the wonderful times we had together.

Joyce Bingham

August 27, 2019

Nora,
May God bless and keep you and your family. We will never forget Cold Water MS.

E rnest we know was his God given name.

R emembering his character will set your heart aflame.

N ora would come to be his beautiful blessed wife for 38 wonderful years.

I mpossible without him may seem such a strife.

E ternal love is forever, see you in the next life

Joyce and Eddie Bingham

Deborah Dolsey

August 27, 2019

To Nora, growing up I remember attending our Gaylor Family Reunions with such fondness and of being so absolutely proud of Ernest who always represented our family so eloquently in speech and stature. He simply commanded respect. I am sure these had to have been qualities that drew you to him and kept you two together for so very long.

We love him and we love you. We are Family.

Sharing a photo I inherited of Ernie’s Grandmother Gaylor and my Great Grandmother. To the right is Ernie’s Uncle Winfield Gaylor and my Grandfather.

Peace

TINISHIA BRANCH

August 26, 2019

Mrs. Davis,

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family as you all navigate through this time of loss.
"Don’t think of him as gone away,
His journey’s just begun.
Life holds so many facets,
This earth is but one."
We are here for you should you need anything.

With Love,
Your Wellpath Family

Mary LeFlore-Campbell

August 25, 2019

Betty,
We send our love to you as you say goodbye to Ernie, the love of your life! We have so many wonderful memories of you and Ernie and feel so lucky to have known Ernie and learned so much from him.
Although God has called Ernie sooner than we wanted him to go, we know that God knows the plans he has for us and we also know that God will continue to guide and support you as you move forward.

We love you!

Tim, Mary, Aaron & Stephen Campbell

Arlinda Cagle

August 24, 2019

Whenever I think of Ernie; naturally Nora’s name follows. Their name always brings a big smile on my face, in my mind and on my heart. I remember all the fun times my daughter and I spent with them.
They are two of the nicest; loving and giving people I know. Rest In Peace Ernie ....we will miss you dearly. Love Jami Cagle and Arlinda Cagle

Carol (Niecy) Wilkerson Pitts

August 24, 2019

For many decades we have had "The Gaylor Reunion". Ernest was always there traveling from the various states that he use to reside. His laughter and insight was always needed, appreciated and loved. Another mighty tree has fallen. As we go towards our 100th reunion, thoughts of Ernest will remain forever! My prayers and condolences to Nora and family.

Much Love your cousin


Linda Wooten Brown

August 24, 2019

Betty, God will take care of you, May your troubled heart find peace and comfort, in the knowledge that you are never alone. May God's presence ease your trembling spirit and give you rest. He knows how you feel, (I know how you feel when I lost my husband 2 months ago). He is ever aware of your circumstances and ready to be your strength, your grace,and your peace. He is our provider and what we are feeling is simply too deep for words,and nothing anyone does or says can provide us with the relief we need. God understands, He is your provider, today, tomorrow and always. And he loves you and so do I. Hebrews 13:5 says" For he has said, I will never leave or forsake you." I'm here whenever you need me. I love you. Love your cousin, Linda

Bill & Linda Lewis

August 24, 2019

Throughout our lives we make many friends…. some who become part of our family; and, when they leave us, they leave footprints on our hearts and memories that we will treasure forever.
Ernie was someone that knew how to appreciate every moment of life. We will never forget all the good times we shared. Although he is no longer with us, we will keep his memory in our hearts. We are comforted to know that from where he is, he will be watching over us.”
Good trip our friend; the Lord will rest your soul”. Goodbye, until that day when we meet again.
Bill & Linda

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