Leon “Ike” Davis, 70, of Appomattox, Virginia departed this world on December 20th, 2018 at Lynchburg General Hospital surrounded by his loved ones. Ike was a hardworking, good hearted, dedicated, loving man who fought strong until the end of his journey. He will truly be missed by all.
Leon was born on February 2nd, 1948 to the late Samuel C. Davis and Ada Baker Davis in Red House, VA. Three brothers proceeded him in death; Samuel Davis, Alex Davis, and Johnny Davis. Ike is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Virginia J. Davis; two daughters, Tracey Scott of Lynchburg, VA and Sara (Nathan) Gaines of Randolph, VA.; two sons; Eric (Amanda) Hargrave of Pittston, PA and Leon Davis of Appomattox, VA.; six grandchildren, Christopher, Ryshem, Harmonie, Ciara, Nico, and Mia; four sisters, Shirley Furline of Red House, VA, Delma (Murrell) Hamlett of Lynchburg, VA, Sue (Reginald) Hodge of Appomattox, VA, and Ada Coleman of Appomattox, VA; four brothers, Wayne (Dorothy) Davis of Gretna, VA, Henry (Dorothy) Davis of Appomattox, VA, Romantic Davis of Appomattox, VA, and Conway Davis of Appomattox, VA. a dedicated friend Leroy Booth, along with a host of uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
A memorial in dedication of his life will be held Saturday December 29th, 2018 at The Carver-Price Cultural Center, 426 West Patricia Anne Lane, Appomattox, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Any cards of sympathy may be given to his wife. The family thanks each one of you for coming to celebrate the life of their beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend.
Don't Grieve For Me
Don't grieve for me, from pain I'm free
I'm following the path God has laid, you see.
I took his hand when I heard his call
I turned around and left it all.
I could not stay another day
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way
I found the peace on a sunny day.
If my parting has left a void
Then fill it with remembered joys.
A family shared, a laugh, a kiss
Oh yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life's been full, I've savored much,
Good family, good times, a loved one's touch.
Perhaps my time seem all too brief
Don't lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your hearts, and peace to thee.
God wanted me now; From pain I'm free.