Henry Anthony Davis, son of Bishop Leroy and Della Davis was born May 9, 1962 in Hartford CT. He was lovingly called “Tony” by all his friends and family.
Henry graduated from Weaver High School and received his Bachelors Degree in Computer Technology from Michigan Christian College. Upon completion he started working at Travelers as a computer operator. Throughout his life he held several positions as a painter, cook, mixologist and a professional singer.
Henry started singing at a young age, he was given the name “Son of Thunder” after singing “Go Down Moses” with the youth choir. Henry was always singing whether in a group, as a soloist, on a stage or in the church. He could be heard singing “The Star Spangled Banner, Lift Every Voice and Sing, I Want You Back” and other songs while hanging with childhood friends under the neighbors mulberry tree. Because of his vocal range, smooth texture and capabilities his voice was known near and far. One of his favorite hymns was, “To God Be The Glory.”
When not singing he could be found cooking. Everyone loved his chicken (baked or fried), potato salad, chocolate cake and all the sides. Henry would cook and feed everyone who came to the house, church and throughout the neighborhood.
Henry had accepted the Lord as his personal savior and was not ashamed to let everyone know that he was saved, holy ghost filled and satisfied living for Christ. Henry was a dedicated and active lifelong member of Greater Saint Paul Church of Deliverance. He served in many capacities such as: a Sunday School teacher, cook, choir member, choir director, Deacon in training, janitor, usher, security guard, armor bearer and youth leader. He was affectionately called “Uncle Tony” by the youth and young adults in the church. As he always had candy, mints and cough drops to share.
Henry was warm, kind and always ready to lend a helping hand. For example, He remembered everyone’s birthday. He would call, give a card, sing or bake a cake. That's just who he was- always thinking of others, and always there, especially for his family.
Henry loved his parents and took pride in caring for them. He had a special place in his heart for DeJahnee Davis, Jerel Davis and Leon Johnson, Jr. He would attend their school field trips, support their musical and educational endeavors and prepare their favorite meals. He called them his children.
On Wednesday, November 3, 2021 God saw Henry was tired and his work on earth was complete. He had faithfully ran his race, successfully finished the course and now it was time for him to rest.
Henry leaves to cherish his memories; his parents Bishop Leroy and Della Davis, one brother, Gregory Davis; seven sisters, Christie Henry, VA, Min. Mary Randolph, Rev .Hattie Mundle(Earl), Phyllis Williams, Albertina Strong(Barry), Lue Jeanna Williams(Roy) and DeJahnee Davis all of CT; four aunts Henrietta Davis of CT, Pastor Linda Mathis, Rebecca Davis and Elizabeth Monts of GA. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, godchildren and friends.
Henry was very proud of DaJavon Davis, Earl Mundle, Ernest Mundle, DeJahnee Davis, Jerel Davis, Qualik Mundle, Daniel Devone and Kanye Tate who continue to pursue the arts.
Henry was predeceased by his brother Roy Lee Davis, paternal grandparents John Thomas and Elizabeth Davis; maternal grandparents Jimmie Lee and Hattie Bell Williams; aunts – Mary Bell Wilkerson, Brownie Dunn, Fannie Lou Davis; uncles - John Williams, Johnnie Cannon and Jessie Cannon; and niece Latywania Mundle.
We understand it’s not how long you live on this earth but how you live that determines the quality of life. Henry lived unapologetically, loved unconditionally, and served selflessly. Although his journey has come to an end his legacy will continue.
“May the works I’ve done speak for me…”
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