Hanes Lineberry Funeral Home

515 North Elm Street, Greensboro, NC


James Medicus Davis

October 9, 1935January 10, 2020

James “Jim” Medicus Davis died unexpectedly on January 10, 2020 at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital; our hearts ached upon his departure from this Earth, though it is our distinct pleasure to share with you that our husband, father, brother and friend was received into heaven on that same day. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, January 12 at Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, Greensboro. Family will receive friends at the church immediately following the service. There will be a burial at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 13 at Westminster Gardens Cemetery, which all are welcome to attend. Jim was born on October 9, 1935, in Durham, North Carolina to the late Eugene and Esther Brown Davis. Jim was a veteran of the United States Air Force which he served in the Korean War. He was a licensed contractor and a successful entrepreneur – and he knew his roofs! When Jim was not working, he always lent a helping hand to neighbors, friends, or family and showed generosity and kindness to all. He was a life-long humble servant of The Lord and a member of Friendly Avenue Baptist Church in Greensboro, and he served where needed. Jim loved his wife, children, grandchildren, oyster stew, and the Duke Blue Devils – though not necessarily in that order. He was always hospitable and welcoming, and he never met a stranger. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his sister, Cornell Davis; and brothers, Lester Copley, Alton Copley and Clyde Davis. Jim is survived by his wife of 43 years, Beverly “Brandy” Davis; his seven children and their spouses, Jamie and Ron Wiley; Jay Davis; Susan Davis and Lynn Tutterow; Lynn and Rodney Turner; Don Davis and Nick Poulson; Andrew Davis; Ryan and Tony Solis; his four grandchildren, Emma-Grace, George D., and Dare Turner; and James Solis; his brothers and their spouses, Floyd and Dottie Copley, Nathan and Linda Davis; and many other family members. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Friendly Avenue Baptist Church, 4800 West Friendly Avenue, Greensboro, N.C. 27410. Hanes Lineberry North Elm Chapel is assisting the Davis family with arrangements.


  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 12, 2020
  • Visitation Immediately Following the Service Sunday, January 12, 2020


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Sharon Roseberry Long

January 13, 2020

Jamie and Ron: I’m so sorry for the loss of your dad. He and Brandy were always kind and welcoming to me at your Christmas parties. I know his memory and legacy will live on through you. May you find comfort in knowing he’s at his heavenly home with Jesus!

Sharon Long

Chris Binkowski

January 13, 2020

KMW Builders worked with Jim in the last few years. We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Jim's family. He will be missed

Angela Sutton Furniss

January 12, 2020

Davis and Turner Family,

Our deepest sympathy on your loss. May the fond memories be of some comfort and peace to you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


Hylan and Angela Furniss


January 11, 2020

Brandy & Family-we are so very sorry for your loss. Jim will always be remembered as a great friend & neighbor. This week we are in Utah for a family trip so we will not be able to attend the services. Much Love-Bobby Green & Sue

William Alberty

January 11, 2020

Brandy and family, it’s with a very heavy heart ❤️ we send these condolences! Jim will be missed by many especially me! It was his genuine smile and handshake that welcomed me every Sunday morning, he truly put the Friendly in Friendly Avenue Baptist Church ! Did not see this coming as he and I joked and laughed recently that “only real men could wear pink “! That was Jim! Again we are so sorry you and the family have to go through this loss. But I , like you know Jim is still with family and home with his Heavenly Father. Love ❤️ and prayers 🙏 for you and the family .
William & Pam Alberty

Katherine Sigmon

January 10, 2020

Dear Brandy and family,
I am so very sorry for the loss of our friend Mr. Jim. He was one of the kindest, most generous gentleman that I have ever known. He always went out of his way to help in any way he could. His sweet spirit will be so missed. It will be hard saving one seat in Sunday school and church instead of two. Please accept our deepest condolence. I love you and your family very much. STEVE said he lost another mentor. Godspeed my friend!
Much Love,
Steve and Kathy Sigmon and Linda

Kim Hayden

January 10, 2020

Jim and Brandy (the whole family really) were there for me when I didn’t have much else. I’ll always remember and cherish my time with Jim.
My sincere condolences to the entire family.
Kim Hayden