Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes

900 East Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI


Leonard Donahue Davis

August 19, 1965November 22, 2019

Leonard Donahue Davis, age 54, of Lansing, Michigan passed suddenly on November 22, 2019. 
Leonard was born on August 19, 1965 in San Diego, California to Ernest Davis and Irene Victorian Davis. He was a high school graduate, and received his Associates degree. Leonard was a man of many trades, until he finally settled in with the occupation as a forklift operator. He loved sports; he played football, baseball, basketball, and softball. Leonard, leaves behind his daughter, Eylila A. Davis and his grandchildren Vinny Negron Davis, Alyna Negron Davis, Paulina Negron Davis, and Misael Palacios Jr. ; whom he adored very much. He also leaves behind his siblings, Diana Davis Hunter, Ernest D. Davis, Belinda J. Johnson, Sharon M. Augustine, Eylia A. Moore, Sharae A Munzo, and Kenneth R. Davis. He was very close to his siblings, and kept in contact with them as much as possible. He and his brother Kenneth were two peas in a pod, they were so close you needed a knife to separate them. He followed his hip buddy to Lansing, MI where he resided for 13 years. Leonard also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. For all who knew Leonard, he was a big guy, bigger than life, with an even bigger heart. He was very kind to everyone he met, he knew how to make people laugh, how to be the life of the party, and how to make a new friend. He had so much love in his heart that he shared with so many people he will never be forgotten. 
A viewing will be held on Friday, November 29, 2019 at Gorsline-Runciman Funeral Home, 900 E Michigan Ave, Lansing, MI 48912. A memorial service is planned for November 30, 2019 and will be held at UAW 652 Union Hall, 462 Clair St, Lansing, MI 48912 from 12pm to 4pm.

In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution to help his family offset the unexpected costs at GoFund Me, titled, Leonard Donahue Davis.


  • Visitation Friday, November 29, 2019
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 30, 2019


Leonard Donahue Davis

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Michael Davis

December 2, 2019

Rest In Peace within Heavens Gates Uncle.

- Mr. Michael Davis

Angela Farrow

November 30, 2019

I'm going to Miss You Bro
Rest Peacefully ❤

Lolinda Burns

November 30, 2019

I want to say thank you for being a great Uncle! I remember you watching baseball and always eating sunflower seeds. You always loved to clown and enjoy yourself. Rest Easy. Spread your wings like you spread your love for your family!
With Love,
Lolinda Burns and Family

Jose Ramirez

November 28, 2019

Leonard may you rest in peace hope to see you in heaven one day . Your friend Jose Ramirez Hoover High Class of 1984.

Autumn Alden

November 27, 2019

He was always smiling and was very friendly. I worked with him at Ryder and he was always in a good mood. RIH

Tyron Smith Sr.

November 27, 2019

I was your supervisor for several years. I think we had a pretty good relationship because you bumped to every dock they sent me too. That made me feel like I was doing a good job in someone's eyes. Then again, you knew we would have a good time at work and you just followed a good time throughout life. Tell my Mother I said hello. Love you Donahue, he only allowed me to call him that lol.

Eylila Davis

November 27, 2019

Our last conversation was amazing! We made plans to move to Texas where you could spend everyday with your grandchildren and be apart of their daily lives. Your smile was so big! You were so happy! I am learning about how many lives you’ve actually impacted.
We will strive to make you proud and we will continue missing you every day. I know I gained a guardian angel and you are watching over myself and the kids. Love you Dad!

Kendra Milton

November 27, 2019

I remember you coming out to Benjamin Davis park to support your brother during the softball seasons and seeing you at Ryder on your forklift. You would always speak no matter where you saw me. You will be missed.

Tamera Thuma

November 26, 2019

He was always smiling. If he was a character, it would be the SMILE emoji. I'll miss you, Bud.

Jose Davila

November 26, 2019

I'll miss you coming to my area to get your morning coffee with your positive energy. I remember always inviting you to our teams potlucks and would always save you a plate. Couldn't meet a nicer person who was always laughing and smiling.