Sammie Davis Jr.

Published 1:43 pm Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Funeral services were held Friday, November 4, 2016, at St.Paul M. B.Church, Silver Creek, for Sammie Davis Jr., 82, who died Thursday, October 27, 2016, at Providence Rehabilitation in Palos Heights, Illinois.  Rev. Phillip Clark, pastor, officiated with interment to follow Saturday, November 5, 2016 at Elm Lawn Cemetery, Little Rock, Arkansas.  Johnson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Sammie Davis Jr. was the youngest child born to the late Rev. Sam and Mollie Davis of New Hebron. He attended Greenwood Elementary and Prentiss High School.  He was a member of North Pleasant Hill Baptist Church. He moved to Detroit, Michigan after high school.  He enlisted in the United States Army 1st BN, Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri in 1957.  He received an honorable discharge and moved to Chicago, Illinois.  He was employed by General Motors Corporation for 31 years.  He was married to Essie Buchanan and two daughters were added to this union.

He was preceded in death by: three brothers, Arvell Young, Robert Young and Willie Davis

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He is survived by: wife, Essie Davis of Crestwood, Illinois; two daughters, Sheryl Peters of Little Rock, Arkansas and Sandra Stewart of St. Paul, Minnesota;  four grandchildren; siblings, Marjorie Lucas of Houston, Texas, Ruth Lovett of Monticello, and Victor Evans of Chicago, Illinois;  many other relatives and friends.