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George "Leo" B. Davis, Jr.

August 18, 1951 ~ January 27, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old

George "Leo" Davis, Jr. Obituary

     To Everything There Is A Season…

     Ecclesiastes 3:1

     George “Leo” Davis, Jr., was born on August 18, 1951, to the late George B. Davis, Sr. and to Rebecca (Tew) Davis in Newport News, VA. He departed this life on January 27, 2024, at his home. 

     Leo, as he was affectionally called, attended Hampton Public Schools, and graduated from Hampton High School. Leo ran track for Hampton High where he was very popular and had many, many friends. His friends called him “Roadrunner”, which is where his nickname, Leo, came from. After graduation, Leo worked briefly at Newport News Shipyards and Drydock and various other jobs before leaving Virginia and moving to Delaware. Leo’s 1st car was a red Ford Fairlane. Leo loved that car and bragged to his wife, family, and friends that in that car, he attracted “all the honeys.” 

     Growing up, Leo loved cooking in the kitchen with his mother and sister, Angela, where he was a jokester and played tricks on his sisters. Leo was dearly loved and protected by his sisters, which caused his sisters to get in trouble with their parents while trying to protect him. 

     Leo left Virginia and moved to Delaware around 1979 and in 1981 he met the love of his life and future wife, Cynthia Hicks. They were married on June 9, 1984, and spent over 40 years “doing” life together. After moving to Delaware, Leo worked at King Cole and other jobs and eventually worked for Dover Downs where he retired on disability in 2006. 

     Leo gave his life to Jehovah and became a Jehovah’s Witness in 2017. He became a faithful member of the Kingdon Hall in Felton, Delaware. Leo and Cynthia loved doing ministry work together and attending Conventions where he was always dressed “cleaner than the Board of Health”, thanks to his loving wife, Cynthia. His Witness brothers and sisters would tease Leo because he attended services by Zoom and he was much less than a Zoom expert. He will be remembered by his Kingdom Hall brothers and sisters on the Zoom call saying, “can you hear me now,” over and over. In recent years, at family gatherings or other events, Leo and Cynthia would be dressed “sharp” in their matching outfits. 

     After retiring from Dover Downs, Leo loved to go fishing, he loved working in his yard and working on various home improvement projects around his home. He loved to play spades, but he cheated a lot! Leo was a hard worker who could always be called on to help with whatever help was needed. 

     Leo was predeceased by his son, Micah Davis; his parents; George B. Davis Sr. and Rebeccas Davis; his father-in-law, George Stanley (Pard) Hicks, Sr. and mother-in-law, Shirley (Henson) Hicks; his niece, Chiketa Lassiter and nephew, Darren D. Davis as well as several other family members and friends. 

     Leo’s leaves this life and his love along with precious memories, with his loving and dedicated wife, Cynthia (Hicks) Davis; daughter, Karena Sheri’ Davis; son, Phillip Hicks; his loving sisters, Angela Davis, Vanessa Joann Dickens, Pamela Anita Osayande, Cheryl Davis; and, brother, Johnny Valentina Davis. Leo loved to spoil his grand and great grandchildren and will be missed by; Yazmine Layshae’ Hicks, Alexis Lynn Hicks, Ilissia Ketera Martin, Phillip Isiah James Hicks, Mercedes Marie Palmer, Mi’chaela Theresa-Renee’ Miller; great-grandchildren, Aleyiah Layshae Alexay Miller, Lamel Le’quan Freeman, Jr., and Caeden Adonis Hicks; adopted children, Michael Miller, Tyerell Miller, and Jalesia Miller; and, adopted grandchildren; Tyreze Miller, Elijah Miller, Ja’ion Bromwell, and, Iraina Miller. Leo was deeply loved and will be dearly missed by his family and a host of other family and friends.  

     Funeral service will be 1:00 P.M. Saturday, February 10, 2024 at Kingdom Hall Jehovah’s Witnesses, 450 Upper King Road, Felton, DE  19943.  Burial will be private.  Online condolences may be made via www.pippinfuneralhome.com. 

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Funeral Service
Saturday
February 10, 2024

1:00 PM
Kingdom Hall Jehovah's Witnesses
450 Upper King Road
Felton, DE 19943

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