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I. L. Davis
Funeral services celebrating the life and legacy of I. L. Davis, well-known citizen and beloved father, will be held on Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at the Morehouse Education Association Building. Apostle Jimmy Wayne Davis will serve as the officiant of the services. The interment will follow the services in Henry V. Adams cemetery. Visitation for Mr. Davis will be held on Friday evening, June 2, 2023, from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at Second Baptist on White Street. To send words of condolence, flowers, or to light a candle, kindly follow instructions to your left.
"A Gentle Giant"
On a spring Sunday in April, the 13th to be exact. in 1930, in the small hamlet of Perryville, Louisiana, Sam and Penelope Davis were blessed with a boy child. The sixth child of Sam and Penelope was called, I. L. Intelligent, Loving and determined to follow the guidance of his parents, I. L. Davis knew the importance of family and love for his fellowman. I. L. Davis followed the precepts set forth by his parents of loving God and living his life in such a way that he would be a living testimony of the beauty of Christian love. He was a "Gentle Giant."
I. L. was baptized and joined Mt. Nebo Methodist Church. An active and dedicated member at Mt. Nebo, he served as the Senior Deacon and sang in the choir. His desire to share his love and devotion with his community included working at IMC/Angus Chemical for some forty-six years, serving on the Morehouse Council on Aging, and spearheading a community cleanup on Rivers, Elm, and other streets on Bastrop's east side.
In 1956, Mr. I. L. Davis was inducted into and became a member of the prestigious Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge No. 67. Fifty years later he received his Life Membership. In 2018, the State of Louisiana honored I. L. Davis by changing the name of his beloved lodge to I. L. Davis Lodge No. 67.
On June 12, 1960. took unto himself a bride. Ms. Araminta Jeanette Rivers became Mrs. I. L. Davis who preceded him in death.
He was blessed with six children: Wanda, I. L., Jr., Clifford, Oscar, Marvin, and baby, Sherron. He beamed with pride when speaking of his children graduating from Grambling State University,
On May 23, 2023, I. L. Davis, stepped from mortality to immortality, and joined those loved ones who had gone on before him.
I. L. Davis taught patience, love, kindness, and gentleness. He was "A Gentle Giant."
Rest in love "Gentle Giant!"