Eddie Lee Davis, Sr. was born on February 7, 1948 in Autaugaville, Alabama, to the late Ovetta and Essie Davis, Sr. He was the fifth child born to this union.
He received his education at the Autauga County Training School and graduated in 1996. Eddie loved the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, boating, spending quality time with the family, and worshipping and praising God. Eddie met and fell in love with the love of his life, Veola Burns. They were united in holy matrimony on October 7, 1973. Together they raised seven wonderful children.
Eddie was employed for a short time at Crystal Lake Factory and worked several different jobs until he became self-employed. He owned and operated the Autaugaville Auto Center, for 32 years, where he worked until he retired.
Eddie was baptized at an early age and became a member of Harmony Missionary Baptist, in Autaugaville, Alabama. He was an active and devoted member until his illness. Eddie served faithfully as a Deacon. Eddie loved God and no hesitation about telling others about God and His goodness. Eddie loved his family, his church and his friends. He was a "people person". He never met a stranger and was always trying to help others. He was a loving, and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle and friend.
On Friday, September 25, 2020, Eddie was called home to be with the Lord after a brief illness. Eddie was preceded in death by his parents, Essie Sr. and Ovetta Davis, one brother, Jessie Davis, one sister, Rosia Davis-Richardson.
He leaves to cherish his memories and will truly be missed by: his wife, Veola Davis; two daughthers, Sandra (Alonzo), Melissa (Stacy), both of Alabama; five sons: Jessie (Robin) of Massachusetts, Timothy, Stanley (Jeanine), Eddie Jr. of Texas, and Darren (La Carla) of Alabama.
A host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, three brothers, Essie (Gerlin), Julius (Linda), and Pastor Robert; four sisters, Costella Williams (Joe) of Montgomery, Alabama, Annie Bodiford, Jean Harris (Marvin), and Lucy Helton all of Lansing, Michigan; two half-sisters, Fannie Broadnax and Lillie (Arthur); a half-brother, Samuel Broadnax; nine brothers-in-law, nine sisters-in-law, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and other special family and friends.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith. II Timothy 4:7
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