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Jessie Lee Davis Sr., 73, passed this life on Thursday, January 4, 2018, at Decatur Memorial Hospital.
Jessie was born September 13, 1944, in Webb, Miss., to the late Mable (Pickett) and Eddie "Pete" Davis.
Jessie was married to Mary Ruth (Perkins) Davis until her passing.
He attended Johnson Elementary school in Brazill, Miss., and West District High School in Sumner, Miss.
At a very young age Jessie professed Christ and was baptized at the St. Mark's Missionary Baptist Church.
He worked at General Motors Central Foundry Corporation until his retirement. Jesse was a member of the UAW 579 Union Auto Workers, Untouchable Motorcycle Club also served in the U.S. Army with an honorable discharge.
Jessie Lee affectionately known as "Cool Boy," leaves to cherish his loving memories four daughters, Mary Louise Drain, Leslie Davis of Decatur, Ill., Karen Sue Davis of Chicago, and DeMetria Suggs of Indianapolis; two sons, Steve Perkins of Chicago, and Jessie L. Davis of Danville; stepchildren, Twyla Pittman and Murray Jefferson, both of Danville; two brothers, Willie (Earlene) Pickett of Webb, Miss., Ray Driver of Clarksdale, Miss.; three sisters, Jessie Mae (Romay) Johnson of Detroit, Mammie Louise (Clarence) Robinson of Danville, and Renee Orr of Flint, Mich.; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; a special friend, Stacey Bowers; and a host of cousins, nieces and nephews.
Jessie was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one sister, Josephine Driver; one brother, Joseph Pickett; son, Bryon Scott Brown; a niece, Valarie Jefferson; and a special friend, Betty Pittman.
Homegoing Celebration will commence at noon Saturday, January 13, at New Life Church of Faith, 1419 N. Bowman Ave. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. Saturday until the time of the service. Officiating: Pastor Leo E. Davis . Interment will be at Spring Hill Cemetery.
Leek & Sons Funeral Home, 304 E. Williams St., Danville, is in charge of arrangements. Condolences can be sent to leekandsonsfuneralhome.net
Published on January 10, 2018
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