Donnie Wayne Davis

Published 12:39 pm Friday, June 26, 2015

Funeral services were held June 16, 2015, at Quinn Temple COGIC, Monticello, for Mr. Donnie Wayne Davis, 61, who died June 9, at his residence. Elder Stanley E. Bridges officiated with interment following in the church cemetery. Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Mr. Donnie Wayne Davis was born to Eddie Lee Davis and the late Ozell Spears Davis in Monroe, LA, and later moved with his family to Los Angeles, CA. He attended Compton High School and graduated in 1971. After completing high school he attended Temple University in Arizona.

He joined the United States Army in 1972. An avid lover of basketball, he participated on the military’s team while serving in Germany, and there he received an invitation to try out for the L.A. Lakers.

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After returning back to Los Angeles, he was employed by Hughes Aircraft in Hawthorne, CA. He later started a career as a commercial truck driver and eventually moved to Mississippi where he met, Rita Mikell. In 1999 they married and he became a member of Quinn Temple COGIC.

He was preceded in death by sister Maria Davis and grandmother Estella Rollins.

He is survived by wife, Rita Mikell Davis; four children, Camryn and JaDonovan Davis both of Monticello, Justin Davis of Greensboro, NC, Danielle Davis of New Orleans, LA; four stepchildren, Nicholas, Edward, Devan (Ebony) and Ethan Mikell all of Monticello; father, Eddie Lee Davis of Bellflower, CA; two brothers, Eddie Lee Davis, Jr. and Darryl (Monza) Davis, Sr. both of Norwalk, CA; three sisters, Ramona F. Davis of Riverside, CA, LaTrece (Ronald) Bailey of New Orleans, LA, and Ednesha Davis of Colton, CA; two grandsons, Dylan Harper and Nigel McInnis; one foster son, Kyandre Patterson; two special aunts, Alice Henry of Chicago, IL, and Johnney Butler of Los Angeles, CA; many other relatives and friends.