“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith”
2 Timothy 4:7
James Edward Davis, Sr., was born in Portsmouth, VA, to the late Flora Davis and Thomas T. Copeland, Sr. He was predeceased in death by his parents and several sisters, brothers and his grandson, Jacobe Davis (Deja and Raegan Davis).
He was educated in Portsmouth Public School System. He received his Associate of Science Degree from Tidewater Community College, May 2016. He was an Elder at Bethel Temple Church.
He married Mildred Hawkins on August 18, 1973, and in this union, they have four sons; James E. Davis, Jr. (Marcie), Derrick E. Davis (Holley), Roderick T. Davis (Terri) and Curtis J. Davis (Pamela); three daughters, Anita Mingo, Angela Tabron McDowell and Lataisha Hampton. Twenty-eight grandchildren and four great grandchildren; his special sister, Glenda Whigham and a host of nieces and nephews.