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August 27, 2022
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Melvin Davis 65, of West Haven, affectionally called “MD” by those who loved him. He entered into eternal rest on August 27, 2022, with his wife Loretta of 45 years and son Christopher by his side. Melvin was born on March 14, 1957, to the late James Nathanial Davis and Ellis Cooper-Davis in Franklinton County, North Carolina. He was educated in the New Haven Public School system and graduated from Lee High School in 1975. Immediately following his graduation Melvin enlisted in the US Army, served 4 years as a private, and had an honorable discharge. Melvin was the owner of Davis Painting Company, based in West Haven. Painting was his passion. He was gainfully employed at the West Haven Veteran’s Hospital for 18 years until he physically could not work any longer. He also spent some time as a Free Mason- New Haven Chapter. Besides, his wife Loretta Kirkpatrick- Davis, Melvin leaves to cherish his memory, his 2 sons- Christopher Davis of West Haven, and Jayquan Davis of New Haven. One daughter, Pauline Scott-Kearny (Tony), of Franklinton North Carolina. 3 sisters, Ruth Dixon, Pearl, and Ida Bell Davis, all of West Haven, and 2 brothers John “JD” Davis of New Haven, and Rossie Cooper of Franklinton, North Carolina. He leaves behind 3 precious grandchildren, and a host of nieces and nephews, with whom he shared a special bond with. He will be truly missed by his brother In-love, Connel B. Campbell, of West Haven. Besides, his parents Nathanial James Davis and Ellis Cooper-Davis, he was predeceased by his sister Beatrice “Lil Bit” Perry, 2 brothers James and Sam Davis, nephews Eddie Davis, and Earl Demetris “Meat” Davis, Lamont, and Jamie Perry, and a host of relatives and good friends. Melvin, you will be missed.