ForeverMissed

Willie Davidson was born on December 7, 1939 in West Point, GA. He was the oldest of three children born to the late Willie James and Isabella Davidson. His brother, George and sister, Bertha, preceded him in death.

Willie received his former education at Harrison High School, West Point, GA.

Willie moved to Detroit, MI in 1965 in search of employment. It was here that he met Sarah Latamore. They were joined in Holy Matrimony in 1966. To this union a daughter, Donnella, was born.

Willie confessed his life to Christ at an early age. Before becoming ill, he attended First Philippian Grace in Redford under the pastorship of Rev. Wilson Watkins.

Willie worked at Wayne State University for 30 years until his retirement. Willie, also, worked for “Boss Foss” as he so emphatically implied. This employment led to an everlasting special friendship with Mr. Donald Foss that he treasured until he departed this life.

“Cadillac Willie” or “Mop” ,as he was affectionately called by his closest friends and family, was a caring man. He was dependable and would always do things for friends and family when needed. He was good at delegating or as he called it “supervising”. He enjoyed visiting with friends and family, traveling to Georgia (“down home’), going to the casino, and playing cards. Not a holiday passed in which he did not try and visit everybody. There are no words that can express the great loss we all are suffering with his passing.

The sincerity and dedication to friends and family that Willie so often exhibited was faithfully reciprocated in his last days. Douglas, Rick, Austin, Calvin, Kimmy an Dasha were diligent with providing companionship, support and assistance with all his needs. He was truly grateful.

On Wednesday, October 26, 2011, Mr. Willie Davidson departed this life peacefully with Douglas by his side in the comfort of his home.

He leaves to cherish and celebrate his life and memories: two daughters, Donnella James(Jerald) and Sheree Jones; two grandchildren, Cortez Davidson and Kayla James; devoted companion, Deborah McCullum; close friends and sister-in-law, Shelley Latamore, cherished friends, Mr. Donald Foss; two close cousins, Douglas and Rick, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends.                                   

Professional services provided by M W Lee Mortuary Inc. in West Point GA. http://www.mwleemortuary.com

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Shared by (MWL) Administrator on January 7, 2012
Lisa Winston-Kendricks (cousin) wrote at
2011-11-04 15:49:12


 

I remember every year Mop would stop by our house at 966 Mercury Dr in Atlanta on his way to West Point or on his way back to Detroit. We would sit around cracking up while Mop would tell his funny jokes. He had a very funny sense of humor. Everyone was very fond of him, and he will surely be missed!

 

 

Mary Louise (Graham) Peay wrote at
2011-11-04 21:12:15As Mop would say, Loudie Booty! I remember the first year I moved to Atlanta, Mop suggested he carry Rick & I to a nice store to buy our children toys & clothes for Christmas. The nice store he took us to was K-Mart, LOL! He will be forever missed!

 

 

ADRIANE WINSTON wrote at
2011-11-04 21:40:32MOPP,YOU'RE GOING TO BE MISSED TRULY.I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A LITTLE GIRL YOU CALLED ME TOOTIE WOOTIE!YOU ALWAYS WELCOME ME TO YOUR HOME IN DETRIOT,YOU WERE LIKE A DAD TO ME AS WELL.
LOVE,ALWAYS TOOTIE WOOTIE(ADRIANE)

 

 

Char @ C.A wrote at
2011-11-07 14:28:29Big willie, As I called you.. You will be missed and I'm sad to know I won't see you at the casino or in the streets in that blue vet.

 

 

Monica Winston cousin wrote at
2011-11-06 21:42:07Mop you will truly missed.

 

 

Karen Stahl - Friend wrote at
2011-11-07 15:40:08Wow Willie you and I go back over 20 years working for Don. You are the person that would come through daily and brighten my day. I am so sorry we lost touch over the years... I am glad God has you in his hands and will see you again someday..xoxoxoxoxo

 

 

Johnson Family wrote at
2011-11-08 19:05:30So sorry for the loss of your loved one. Words cannot take away the pain you feel but knowing that others are thinking of you during this time can be a source of comfort. May the words recorded at Isaiah 25:8 & Revelation 21:3, 4 be faith strengthening for you.