The Rev. Wilmer Randell Davis
The Angelic Hosts came for the Rev. Wilmer Randell Davis at his residence in Mexia on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018, surrounded by loving family and devoted friends. Viewing was held Friday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 7 p.m. at the Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 7 p.m. Funeral services were held Saturday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. in the Northcrest Church Of Christ, 918 N. Highway 171, Mexia, with the Rev. Byron Ravnell, pastor of Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, officiating. Interment was in the Cedar Hill Burial Park, Highway 84 West, Mexia.
The Rev. Wilmer Randell Davis gave the city of Mexia, Wilmer Davis Jr. and wife, Rosa Livingston Davis, much joy with his birth on April 16, 1960. At 7:53 p.m., Sept. 24, 2018, after a courageous battle with his illness, the Rev. Davis passed away in the comfort of his own home surrounded by loving family and devoted friends.
He was one of five children, and joined and was baptized in The Little Zion Missionary Baptist Church, Mexia. He graduated with The Mexia High School Class of 1978. His employment career included Brookshire Bros., Mexia; The Mexia State School; Legget & Flatt; and The City Of Mexia.
His skill as a carpenter eventually led him to develop and maintain more than 21 rental properties of his own in the city of Mexia.
The Rev. Davis received his calling to the Christian ministry in 1995. The Rev. Earl Anderson of The Life House in Mexia was his mentor.
In the year 2001, Pastor Davis was called to be the shepherd of Ford Chapel Primitive Baptist Church, Mexia. The Rev. Davis remained the shepherd of the Ford Chapel flock until the Lord called him home to receive The Crown Of Life.
The Rev. Davis was preceded in death by his father, Wilmer Davis Jr. Those left to cherish his memory include his devoted wife, Vicki DeNesya Henderson Davis, Mexia; sons, Bravious Gamble, Mexia, Dravis Davis and wife, Genekia, Mexia, and Wilmer D. Davis, Mexia; daughter, Koeshia Gamble, Mexia; mother: Rosa Livingston Davis, Mexia; sisters: Tarsha Garrett and husband, Edward, Mexia, Yolanda Brown and husband, Donvannah, Irving, and Tammy Ball and husband, Eric, Desoto; brothers, Gregory Davis and wife, Lenor, Mexia, and Patrick Dixon and wife, Amanda, Fort Worth; aunts, Ella Busby, Earnestine Busby, Wilmer Smith, and Hazel McWilliams; uncles, Bravious Livingston, Larry Davis, Robert Davis and Ronnie Davis; grandchildren, Dravion, Wilmer II, NyJanae, Koryell, Sabrian, Jaleah, Deyonna,a’Liyah; a special daughter, Kynelta Mae Davis; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
Moore’s Angelic Funeral Home, 406 Monroe St., Teague, is serving the Davis Family.