Tony Davis, Jr.

Born: Fri., Dec. 31, 1926
Died: Mon., May 20, 2019


12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Fri., May 24, 2019
Location: Davis Funeral Home Chapel

Family Hour

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Fri., May 24, 2019
Location: Davis Funeral Home Chapel


1:00 PM to 2:00 PM, Sat., May 25, 2019
Location: First Missionary Baptist Church

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Sat., May 25, 2019
Location: First Missionary Baptist Church

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Mr. Tony Davis, Jr. age 92 a resident of Autaugaville, Alabama passed away Monday, May 20, 2019.  Funeral Service  will be held Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 2pm from First Missionary Baptist Church, 335 North Pickett Autaugaville, Alabama with Rev. Woodie L. Melton, Pastor officiating.  Burial to follow at Walter Jones Cemetery, Pickett Mill  Road Autaugaville, Alabama with Military Honors and Patroit Guard Riders.

                                                                                                 Deacon Tony Davis Jr. III

A Time to be born:

Deacon Tony Davis Jr, III a resident of Autaugaville, Alabama was born January 1, 1927  (age 92), the fifth child to the late Mr. Tony Davis II and Mrs. Hattie Hall Davis.

A Time to Serve:

Deacon Davis gave his life to Christ at an early age at First Baptist Church, Autaugaville, AL and continued his dedicated service there until the end.  He was a trusted Deacon; past Chairman of Deacon Board; past Superintendent of Sunday school ; choir member; held several positions of the North Dallas District Association and a trusted poll worker many years beginning during the Cvil Rights Movement.  Live your life so that your epitaph reads: " No Regrets".

A Time to Learn and Earn:

Deacon Davis attended and graduated from the Autauga County Training School and St. Judge Educational Institute.  He is a proud World War II Veteran- U. S. Army.  Other employments included: Autauga County Sheriff Department; Continental Gin Shop; and Autauga County School as a Bus driver.  He was a past Worship Master and present member to the Autaugaville Prince Hall Lodge #960.

A Time to Love:

Deacon Tony Davis married the love of his life, Mrs. Nelma Louise Houser Davis on September 10, 1948.  They treasured that loving bond till the end.  To this union of holy matrimony for seventy years, three sons and four daughters wete born.

A Time to Mourn:

Seven children: Lorenzo (Chris) Davis; Carolyn (Willie) Morrast; Linda (Eddie) Love; Janice (the late Robert) Cameron; Tony Jr. IV; Anita Davis-Johnson and Ellie Louis Davis; Seventeen (17) grands; 23 great grands; one great-great grand; one loving sister-inlaw: Elizabeth B. Davis; and a host of nieces and nephews.

In addition to the family members listed, Deacon Davis leaves an extended family of cousins, ministers, church members, Lodge #960 Masonic brothers and Eastern Star sisters; Society members, community members and other relatives and friends including treasured neighbors.

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- Seven Children of Tony Davis Jr III -
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
Dear God, I gratefully thank you for giving me my Dad.
You must really love me, because You gave me the best you had.
Watch over him & bless him Lord, and keep him in Your care. And may he feel my love for him, in my humble, heartfelt prayer."

Author unknown

S Parker
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
Anita: Thinking of you and the family during this difficult time. My deepest condolences. S. Parker

Sharon and Bobby Brown
   Posted Tue May 21, 2019
Anita and Family...You have our sincere and heartfelt condolences and sympathy during this difficult time. We know the loss of you dad is not easy, but have some comfort in knowing he is resting peacefully with Our Heavenly Father and will endure no more pain or illness. You now have a guardian angel looking out for you from above. We know you will miss him; so, cherish the many memories and special moments that he left you and continue to honor him and celebrate his life through those. Your dad’s work was done here on Earth and he needed to rest; so, God picked him, His beautiful flower, to come home: a resting place of peace, quiet and serenity. God loves you all and will provide you strength and comfort. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. May God continue to bestow His blessings upon you and keep you in His care. If you need us for anything, please let us know.

Love you all! Sharon and Bobby Brown

S. Stevens
   Posted Thu May 23, 2019
May the peace which comes from the memories of love shared comfort you now and in the days ahead. Please accept my condolences and May Lord blesses and comforts you and your family in this time of grief.

LoRetta Jacobs
   Posted Thu May 23, 2019
Although no words can take away the sorrow that you have,
May it be comforting to you to know that others care.

My Deepest Condolences.

LoRetta Jacobs

LoRetta Jacobs
   Posted Thu May 23, 2019

Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship.

Sincere Sympathy.

LoRetta Jacobs

Anna Rouse
   Posted Thu May 23, 2019
To Anita Johnson and family:
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family upon the passing of one of our deceased Dad's childhood friends. You have been with us for the passing of our Father and Mother, birthdays, anniversaries and all that our family has endured. Always our rock, always the words "Pray and just give it to the Lord". So as Mr. Tony is safe, healed, and watching over your family, pray for all left down here, because he is indeed with the Lord.
Sincerely, the Howard girls, Anna Rouse and Renada Harriington in North Carolina and Cassandra Cutright in Phoenix, Arizona

Gregory Scott
   Posted Thu May 23, 2019
Anita & The Davis Family:

My condolences and deepest sympathy to you and your family members in the home going of your father, Deacon Tony Davis Jr. III. May God grace and blessing be with you and your family during this difficult time of bereavement and may God provide you everlasting comfort.


Gregory Scott

   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
My sincere sympathy to each of you for your loss. Psalms 90:10 says that the usual life span is 70 or 80 years.  When man was created,  it was God's purpose that he would live forever.  Romans 5:12 explains why sickness and death occurs. His purpose has not changed.  He assures us that he will restore life to all who are in his memory right here on earth under the best conditions.

Revelation 21:3-5
John 5:28,29
Pslams 37:29

Cynthia & Satori Smith
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Davis Family. May God continue to bless you, during this time or sorrow and bereavement. You are in our prayers.

Charles B. Forge & AHS C/O 1977
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
No one can fully share the depth of your sorrow or convey the degree of their sympathy but the prayers and thoughts of each of us reach out to you and your family. May God continue to bless and keep you. AHS C/O 77

Brenda Sides
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
Ellie I am so sorry about the passing of your dad my friend. May God wrap his arms around this precious family and give them comfort for the difficult days ahead. Love you Ellie Davis and Doug loved you also.

Eric Caver
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
Prayers up and condolences to you all. He made a difference in so many lives. I'm a better man because of Mr. Davis. Many bus rides to band performances with him as the driver.

sheila sievers
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
I'm so sorry for your loss Mr. Tony was a very special man we will miss his smiling face. Rest in peace Mr. Tony

Mrs. Sonja Reiss
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
Although we never met, I will miss you!
With Love,
Sonja Reiss
Petersburg, VA
(A very dear friend of Anita)

Mrs. Sonja Reiss
   Posted Fri May 24, 2019
Although we never met, I will miss you!

With Love,
Sonja Reiss
Petersburg, VA
(A very dear friend of Anita)

Lynda Edwards
   Posted Sat May 25, 2019
I worked with Tony for 10 years at Continental. Tony was a wonderful man and highly respected by all who knew him. I pray for this family during the coming days. May God give them comfort and peace.

Debra Johnson
   Posted Sat May 25, 2019
Our deepest sympathy for your loss. Sending love to you and your family.

Bernice Dawson
   Posted Sat May 25, 2019
Sending my deepest sympathy to you and your family. May the Lord continue to comfort and strengthen you during this difficult time. Remember what's been a part of you with always be in the heart of you.

Rhonda Gibson
   Posted Sun May 26, 2019
Anita and Family,
May God comfort you all during this time of mourning. I pray that he heals all of your hearts, guides you, and give you the strength that you all need. I’m praying for your continued peace God Bless you all. Much Love Rhonda

   Posted Tue May 28, 2019
Dear family,
I am sorry to hear that you lost your dear loved one. May it comfort you to know that the true God Jehovah (Psalms 83:18) has promised to resurrect our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death. (John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15) May he watch over your family during this time of grief.

Mary Aurtrey
   Posted Thu May 30, 2019
May 24, 2019


Words cannot express our sympathy for you. Please accept our sincere condolences & prayers for the Lord to comfort you during this time. He knows your heart and your state of grievances, and He will provide a peace that surpasses all other peace and understanding. We SALUTE Mr. Tony Davis, Jr. III, as a United States Navy WWII Veteran! May his military legacy and service of honor live on. Please find comfort in the following scriptures:

Psalm 73:26, “My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak, but God remains the strength of my heart; he is mine forever.”

Psalm 147:3, “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

FROM: The National Association for Female Executives (NAFE)
and Women In Networking (WIN), Indianapolis, IN


C-703 Woman’s Life Insurance Society, Indianapolis, IN

Our hope is the resurrection promised by the Lord!

Morgan Chandler
   Posted Thu May 30, 2019
So sorry to hear of your father’s passing. Sending many prayers to you and your family during this difficult time.

Morgan S. Chandler
Manager, Programs Support

Denise Deen
   Posted Thu May 30, 2019
Hello Ms. Janice,

My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dad.

Denise Deen
Miya’s Foundation, INC
Avon, Indiana

Lisa Pilon
   Posted Thu May 30, 2019
How very sad for Janice and her family.
We will keep Janice in our thoughts and prayers.

Lisa Pilon | Chapter Development Administrator

Woman’s Life Insurance Society®
A Fraternal Benefit Society
1338 Military Street PO Box 5020
Port Huron, MI 48061-5020

Lolita Hyche
   Posted Thu May 30, 2019

Wanted to send my condolences concerning the passing of your Father. My heart goes out to you. I will be praying for you and your family at this sad time. Also, I will pray for safe travels as well.

Kind regards,

Defense Finance & Accounting Systems

Earlene Harrison
   Posted Thu May 30, 2019
Janice, I am a NAFE/WIN member and I would just like to send my condolences in the passing of your dad. I will be praying for
you and your family.

Earlene Harrison
DJMS-RC, DJMS Software Engineering (ZTBCB)

Celia Morrissette
   Posted Thu May 30, 2019
Janice and Family
Please accept our Condolences in the Loss Of your Father.
When there are no answers, when there are no perfect words,
There is still the Comfort Of knowing how much others care.

With Deepest and Sincerest Sympathy,
Woman’s Life C-715 Indianapolis Indiana


Janice Marie Davis Cameron
   Posted Thu May 30, 2019
Janice, Lionel, Robert Jr. and Rose

Our family will not be the same without our Father, Tony Davis. The legacy he has left on our family is unmatched by any words that can be written.
We hope, we can find comfort together during this difficult time. 
Our family will forever remain strong together
and we can share in the journey to finding peace after this difficult loss. 
Please know our Family is in our thoughts, and in our hearts. 
Sending our Family lots of love & Comfort.

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