Mr. Davis peacefully passed away at his residence in San Diego, California.
Funeral service is Friday, April 18, 2014 at 11:00 AM at Pilgrim Progressive Baptist Church located at 4995 "A" Street, San Diego, CA 92102. Burial will immediately follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery.
All arrangements for him are currently pending. Please feel free to conact our office at any time for information.
DONNELL ERIC DAVIS, SR. was born on December 18, 1970 in Washington, D.C to Eric Wright and Evelyn Davis. At the age of six, Donnell and his family moved to San Diego, California, where he attended Knox Elementary, Gompers Jr. High and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1989. At the age of fifteen, Donnell accepted Christ as his personal Savior and was baptized at Grace Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorage of Dr. H. L. Ferrell. He was very active in the Youth Department.
After graduating from high school, Donnell enlisted into the United States Marine Corps. He served his country with honor and dedication. He received his Honorable Discharge with the rank of Corporal during the early 2000s.
Shortly afterwards, Donnell worked in the construction field. In 1998, he began working as a Maintenance Mechanic with the California Department of General Services Building and Property Management. He made many lasting friendships along the way.
On August 1, 1991, Donnell united in marriage with Keshia Thompson. Their union was blessed with two beautiful children, Donnell Jr. and Doneshia. Donnell Jr. preceded him in death on March 16, 2008.
Donnell loved his family unconditionally and they dearly loved him. He was fun loving, outgoing and a perfectionist, especially about his work. Donnell enjoyed and participated in a variety of sports, including coaching football for Valencia Park Pop Warners, where his son also played. He attended every game that Donnell Jr. played. He also enjoyed snowboarding, old school music, jazz, hanging out with his friends, golfing, while smoking his Black and Mild Cigars and talking plenty of trash. His warm and loving spirit and infectious smile will be greatly missed.
Waiting to greet him at the Heavenly Gates will be his beloved son and his grandmother, Vernell Davis.
On Monday, April 7, 2014, Donnell Eric Davis, Sr. was called home to be with his Heavenly Father. He leaves to cherish his memory his daughter, Doneshia Davis; granddaughter, Brooklyn Bell, both of Houston, Texas; his mother, Evelyn Davis of San Diego, California; his father, Eric Wright of Washington, DC; his brother, Imani Hameed of San Diego, California; his stepbrothers and stepsisters, aunts, uncles, cousins, other relatives and many friends.