Let the memory of Cecil be with us forever
  • 88 years old
  • Born on July 19, 1927 in Guyana.
  • Passed away on February 27, 2016 in Phoenix, Arizona, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Cecil Davis, 88, born on July 19, 1927 and passed away on February 27, 2016. We will remember him forever.

All friends and family are encouraged to add to this page.

There will be memorial serivice to celebrate Cecil's life at Palo Cristi Presbyterian Church Phoenix Az. on Saturday, July 16th 2016 @ 11:00a.m with light refreshments to follow.

Posted by Desiree Solomon on February 27, 2019
Gone but not forgotten. RIP my Cousin.
Posted by Lola Davis on February 27, 2018
Memories of you go on and on .. Honey!!!  Ever lasting Love....Lola
Posted by Joan Kolb on July 19, 2016
Happy Birthday Cecil. Angels watching over you and with you as you join the chorus . My memories of you are fond, such a gentleman. You were such a snappy dresser. I enjoyed our time together. Our Christmas party was more memorable because you were there. Say Hi to Jesus for me, as I know you are by His side.
Posted by Shirley Anderson on June 13, 2016
We will miss you so much may God watch over your family .
from your cousins Seaton,Shirley and family.
Posted by Desiree Solomon on June 12, 2016
My condolences to Lola and the family from Toronto Canada. Cecil
was my mother's cousin and a fine man. Someone who led by example
and always had good advice for those who needed guidance. I will miss him. RIP my cousin.
Posted by Lola Davis on May 25, 2016
A memorial has been set up in honor of Cecil A. Davis at
Palo Cristi Presbyterian Church
3535 E. Lincoln Drive
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

The memorial will go to Habitat for Humanity to help build homes for the poor. Cecil was a member of this church since 1975 when it's name was Camelback Presbyterian Church. He was a deacon and elder there. He also dedicated much of his spare time working with Habitat for Humanity in Arizona and Iowa. He had the opportunity to meet Millard Fuller , the founder of Habitat for Humanity in the 1980's.
He also worked with Amor in Mexico to build housing for the homeless.
He did this in cooperation with Camelback Presbyterian Church in Phoenix, Az
Posted by Sheila Belle on May 21, 2016
This tribute was added by Compton and Sheila Belle on 21st May 2016
We remember Cecil and his love of family, life, adventure, education and more. We recall the good times in Chicago, Iowa, New York,
St. Louis and Arizona. He was a man whom God blessed and who was a blessing to us. RIP.
Posted by Todd Davis on April 18, 2016
Thank you Monty, for sharing your touching memories:

I intended sending this message weeks ago, but two cataract surgeries and slow recovery prevented me from doing so. I don't have access to Facebook so I could not contribute a fitting tribute to my 'Brother' Cecil. However, you know how I cherished being included among his close friends.

I was fortunate to be one the "Brothers" whom Cecil associated with during his residence in Chicago. Cecil not only occasionally beat us at dominoes, but he was relied on to enliven our group conversations with wisdom and humor. I enjoyed meeting with Cecil, my natural brother, Lesney, David Worrell, Milton
Worrell Neville Dehaan and Colin Cholmondeley. Lesney and David went ahead of Cecil, and the three of them are now in a better place, but the remaining members of our group surely miss each of them.

Ruby and I send our condolence to you and the entire Davis family. We hope you are coping well with your immeasurable loss. Keep on keeping on.

                                      Sincerely, Monty
Posted by Shawna Mylan on April 3, 2016
Steve and I will truly miss you and your stories, they made me smile and the way you smiled at me was warm and inviting. You were a wonderful man and left a void in our hearts. RIP Cecil you are with Angels like yourself
Posted by Leendert Woodruff on March 22, 2016
We miss you uncle, miles kept us apart but you were always in our hearts. Now that you have gone to be with the lord let your memory keep us together. May you rest in peace.
Posted by Karen Irwin on March 22, 2016
Even though I didn't always understand every word Cecil said, I always enjoyed hearing his stories - and he had many of them. He was truly an amazing man and will be missed by many.
Posted by Chad Mylan on March 22, 2016
I remember meeting Cecil for the first time at the Machine Shed restaurant in Des Moines. Over dinner, he told the story of how he came to America and earned everything from the ground up, including a world-class education, and met the love of his life. His life was the very definition of what it means to achieve the American dream.
Posted by Lola Davis on March 21, 2016
All night all day  Angels watching over me my Lord. All night all day Angels watching over me.  If I should die before I wake , Angels watching over me my Lord, Pray the Lord my soul to take , Angels watching over me.  Cecil died at 9:27am  After I gave him a kiss and sang this song the Hospice nurse took his blood pressure and pulse and said: "There is no pulse . There is no blood pressure."  The Lord took his soul.  I LOVE YOU HONEY ---- LOLA
Posted by Todd Davis on March 20, 2016
I love you Dad and I will always miss you. Your stories will always live on. RIP

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