Ernest Davis

Obituary of Ernest Davis

Ernest Davis, son of John Arthur Davis and Ruth Scott, was born on October 21, 1940 in Pendleton, North Carolina and was the youngest sibling in his family. He accepted Christ at a young age and was baptized at Nebo Baptist Church in Murfreesboro, North Carolina before moving to New Port News, Virginia, with his family.  There, he became quite the young athlete as a member of the Hampton Roads Boys Club where he excelled to team captain of the table tennis team at only 10 years old. 

After spending most of his high school years in El Paso, Texas, Ernest moved back to North Carolina, and graduated with honors from Willis Hare High School. He then went on to attend Prairie View A&M University where he met his wife, Joyce Davis. He decided to enlist in the U.S. Air Force where he served his country for 4 brave years and travelled around the world during his tours of duty. When he returned he attended the University of Texas at El Paso and became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and started to grow his family with Joyce. After transferring his new family back to his home state, Ernest graduated Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina A&T University and began a career with the U.S. Federal Government, Internal Revenue Service Division, He retired after 30 years of service. 

In the final years of his life, Ernest enjoyed the love and devotion of his family, especially his grandchildren. He deeply missed his oldest daughter, Tanya, and always enjoyed being around his daughters and sons-in-law. 

Ernest is preceded in death by his daughter Tanya, his parents, and his sister, Beatrice Davis Branch. Left to cherish his memories are his loving wife, Joyce Davis; daughters, Nyanza Moore (Erik); Nicole Roberts (Gregory); four grandchildren, Kennedy and Lincoln Moore) (Nyanza) and Elizabeth and Olivia Roberts (Nicole), and a host of family and friends. 

A visitation and funeral service will be held at Good Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 3015 N MacGregor Way, Houston, Texas 77004, on Saturday, April 21, 2018. The visitation will be from 10:00 am until the service time at 11:00 am. Interment with military honors will take place at Houston National Cemetery, Monday, April 23, 2018.