On Thursday, June 25, 2020, in the early evening, Randy answered the Master's call and took rest in His care at the tender age of 73 after a brief illness. Randy L Davis was born on November 13, 1946, to the late Kiah and Leatha Davis in Mullins, South Carolina. Randy was the youngest of six children. He attended the Lakeview Elementary School in South Carolina before relocating to the Philadelphia area, where he attended West Philadelphia High School. Randy enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1965. He completed his education and served three years in Seoul, Korea before being honorably discharged.
Randy joined the Philadelphia Police Department in 1970, where he served on the police force for twelve years before beginning his career in security. Randy worked as a Security Guard at Merck Pharmaceuticals in New Jersey until his retirement in 2008. Following his retirement, Randy became a licensed Realtor in Delaware.
In 1963, Randy met and fell in love with Madeline Keels of South Philadelphia. They were joined in Holy Matrimony on Seeptember 14, 1968. From this union, Randy and Madeline had three children: Randy Jr., Anetta and Rhonda. He later met and fell in love with Delores Ross of North Philadelphia and from this union they had one child, Rosalind. The two were wed on July 3, 2004 and remained married until his departure.
Randy loved the Lord and accepted Christ as his personal Savior at an early age. He later answered the call to preach the gospel and preached his initial sermon in 2009. Elder Randy L. Davis, Sr. was ordained on July 17, 2010, under the leadership of Apostle Alvena Wallace, Presiding Prelate of Wings of Hope Healing and Deliverance Covenant Ministries in Smyrna, Delaware.
Randy was a warm-hearted and soft spoken person. It was rare that Randy raised his voice, except when it came to playing cards. He was particularly fond of Pinnacle and was ready to "Rub a Head" at any given moment. For those who played alongside him, or was his partner, had the pleasure of experiencig those rare occastions especially if they messed up. Although reserved, his sense of fashion was anything but Randy was always well put together from head to toe. He was an avid lover of music and enjoyed listening to the classics sung by groups such as the Temptations, Four Tops, and the Whispers.
For a brief period, Randy ventured into the world of DJ'ing under the name of Dr. D. Love." Randy had a strong desire to return to the South to embrace his family history. He began that transition by moving to Salisbury North Carolina before returning back to Mullins, South Carolina.
Randy was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Woodrow, Kiah and James; two sisters, Flora and Mary Ruth; and stepson, Khalil Ross.
His loving memories will forever by cherished by: his wife, Delores Davis; his son, Randy (Jacqueline) Davis of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; his daughters: Anetta (Andre) Daniels of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Rhonda (Marlon) Jones of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Rosalind Ross of Mullins, South Carolina; his stepchildren: Bryan Littlepage, Donte Perrin, Dorothy Ross, Rodney (Christel) Ross, Gina (Benny) Green, Tamika Perrin and Tanya Owens; his grandchildren: Andre Jr., Courtney, Darla, Dawn, Elaine, Imani, Justin, Kaiya, Khaylee, Marlon Jr., Michael, Noel, Rodney Jr., Rynesha, Shaina, Shanita, Shayla, and Tyree; his great-grandchildren: Jordyn, Key'eir, Logan, Paris and Paige; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, foster children and friends whom he loved unconditionally.
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