Joe M. Davis was born September 29, 1940 to Mack C. Davis and Eva M. Davis in Cairo, Illinois. On Sunday, November 3, 2019, he said, “Lord I'm Coming Home.”
Joe accepted Jesus Christ and was baptized at an early age, under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Isaac Singleton, Sr.
Joe served faithfully, singing in the Choir/Male Chorus, attended Sunday School and was a cheerful Greeter.
He was employed as a Supervisor at Quantum Chemical Corp. for many years. He was a skilled Barber for over 50 years in the Joliet area. His talents extended as a Carpenter and a Mechanic. He had a passion for cooking and keeping his yard manicured with beautiful flowers all around.
He attended and graduated from Lockport Township High School (Porters), where he was an outstanding basketball player.
Joe formerly belonged to the Beacon Club of Joliet and was formerly a member of Stone City Lodge #35 PHA.
Joe received a Proclamation from the City of Joliet; for his Bravery in saving a young girl from being attacked by a vicious dog. He also received a Lifetime Member Award from the NAACP and he was an Associate Member of the National Hook-Up of Black Women, Inc.
Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Mack C. Davis and Eva M. Davis; his maternal and paternal grandparents; one sister, Joyce M. Davis; one granddaughter, Justinnai M. Davis; three nephews, Steven Davis, Clarence West, Jr. and Damion Davis.
Joe leaves fond memories to his two sons, Brian Davis and Justin (Jamece) Davis; two daughters, Cynthia (William) Bailey and Eunice Dzukey; two sisters, Alice M. (Clarence-deceased) West of Seattle, Washington; Barbara J. (Ray-deceased) Williams; two brothers, Robert (Carolyn) Davis, and Ronald (Kristen) Davis, all of Joliet, Illinois; six grandchildren; four great grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, greats and cousins. He leaves a special niece, Jodie; who kept him well-groomed like he always kept himself; a special cousin, Rev. Claude (Petrula) Shelby of Champaign, Illinois; special lifelong friends, Early Deloach, Leroy Stevens and Gregory Warren.
We, his siblings, believe he would have said, "I received my summons so suddenly I was without time to bid you a final and affectionate farewell. I hereby extend my new address in the land of Forever Blessed on Redeemed Avenue, and abiding in a Mansion of Rest."
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