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Rev. Eugene Davis

August 12, 1939 March 18, 2020
Rev. Eugene Davis
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Rev. Eugene Davis departed this life on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, in Atlanta, Georgia following an extended illness. He was born in Jenkins County to the late Mr. Henry and Mrs. Ezell Davis. At the early age of 16, Rev. Davis moved to Atlanta, Georgia where he continued his education. He graduated from high school and began a career as a professional truck driver. He worked in this career for thirty-six years, and then retired.

While visiting Swainsboro as a young man, Rev. Davis met the love of his life, Betty Wadley Davis. They were united in marriage in 1960, and their union produced three children: Craig, Yolanda and Crystal. On October 16, 2020 their plans were to celebrate sixty years of marriage.

During the time that Rev. Davis worked as a truck driver, he was called into the ministry. He attended Atlanta Theological Seminary School and later taught at DMC Bible Institution. Upon relocating to Swainsboro, Rev. Davis attended Kingdom School of Ministry, and earned a Master of Arts Degree in Ministry. Over his years of service, Rev. Davis attended many workshops and received several certificates.

In 1964, he joined and was baptized at Mount Carmel Baptist Church, where he served under the leadership of Rev. O.C. Woods, and then later under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Timothy Fleming. Rev. Davis was licensed and ordained to preach the gospel in 1980. He pastored Hills Ave Baptist Church in Atlanta for sixteen years and Ohoopee Grove Baptist Church in Nunez, Georgia for fourteen years. His last home affiliation was Oak Grove Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Dr. Alfred Cason, were he served faithfully until his illness.

Rev. Davis was very instrumental in Swainsboro with his service. He was an outstanding leader, mentor, encourager, and counselor. He was one that would reach out to all to tell them about JESUS! Rev. Davis served on the Emanuel County Medical Center Chaplin team. He participated on the Emanuel County Office of Elections and Registration Board under the direction of Kerry K. Curry, Director of Elections Emanuel County, and was a member of Emanuel County Ministerial Association, Inc. Rev. Davis was a big supporter of the Annual MLK Day parade, where he was the Grand Marshall (2019). He was one of the founders and President of Community Action for Youth, Inc. in Swainsboro, Georgia where he continued to work towards the goal of a safe heaven for children. In 2020, Rev Davis was celebrated as the Member of the Year for the Community Action for Youth, Inc., but due to his illness he was unable to attend the celebration. He was a Life Member Prince Hall New Hope Lodge #115 Summertown, Georgia, Worship Master Rev. Kenneth Brown.

He is survived by his wife of fifty -nine years, Mrs. Betty Davis of Swainsboro, GA; one son, Mr. Craig Eugene Davis (Nadirah) of Atlanta, GA; two daughters, Ms. Yolanda D. Freeman of Stockbridge, GA and Mrs. Crystal Price (David) of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren; Desiree’, De’Yona, Dedrec, Devie and David Jr.; four great grandchildren; six sisters-in law, four brothers-in-law, one niece and two nephews; and a host of cousins, other relatives, friends and Ms. Theresa Bennett.
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Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church

269 Oak Grove Church Rd
Swainsboro, GA 30401

Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church
269 Oak Grove Church Rd Swainsboro 30401 GA
United States

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Swainsboro City Cemetery Final Resting Place

MLK Blvd
Swainsboro, GA 30401

MLK Blvd Swainsboro 30401 GA
United States

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