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Jeremy Christopher Davis


Sunrise: September 4, 1980

Sunset: January 5, 2022

Jeremy Davis departed from this life and was called home to be with our Lord on January 5, 2022. Jeremy was born in Virginia Beach, Va. Jeremy was diagnosed with Neurofibromatosis type 1 (NF1) and became heavily involved in events every year to support research to find a cure for his disease. Jeremy was raised in Charlestown, which is a part of Caliver Manor located in Portsmouth, Virginia. Jeremy attended Simonsdale Elementary School, Oliver Branch, Hodges Manor, and W.E. Waters. During high school, Jeremy enjoyed soccer and following in his brother Alfonzo’s footsteps by becoming a wrestler. He graduated from I.C Norcom High School in 2000. Afterward, he joined the Navy and became a Gas Turbine Engineer. After leaving the Navy, Jeremy went to ITT Technical Institute and later worked in maintenance for Williamsburg, Norfolk, and Portsmouth apartment complexes. Jeremy was also a computer assistant at the Norfolk library.

Jeremy was good with his hands and could repair just about anything, and he was a great engineer. Jeremy also owned his own handy man business and had hoped to one day expand his business to open opportunities for employment for others. Jeremy loves motorcycles and four-wheelers. He built a go-Kart by hand when he was a child. Even when Jeremy became wheelchair bond, he still found a way to repair cars and motorcycles. He would sometimes take a blanket to the beach and rig up his movie projector so everyone nearby could enjoy a movie at the beach. Jeremy went to Florida and got certified to repair motorcycles. He also went to school in Washington, D. C. and got certified to repurpose bathtubs and sinks. Jeremy spent a lot of time at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), trying to help find a cure for his disease. His niece Starlina Shepard also joined him on his journey at NIH to assist him and become more educated on his condition. Despite Jeremy’s disease and becoming wheelchair-bound, he had a great outlook on life and was determined to make the best of any situation that was placed on him. Jeremy loved his mother, family, and friends. Jeremy had a smile that would light up a room, and he gave his all in everything he set his mind to do. Jeremy was humble, hardworking, passionate, caring, kind, and reliable. Jeremy loved and cared for others with all his heart. Jeremy pushed himself beyond his limits and remained strong despite his circumstances.

Jeremy Davis is predeceased by his father, Milton Ray Dixon., Sr.

Jeremy leaves cherished memories behind with his five sisters and three brothers and a host of nieces and nephews, including his close niece Starlina Shepard.

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    Janice Beaman says

    So happy to have known you, Jeremy.
    Love you.
    Kareem’s mom

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    Chanay Clarke says

    Miss you so muchJeremy. Love you always,

    Chanay❤️

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    Jennifer Clarke says

    My heart is broken knowing that you’re not here on this earth with me anymore. I will always love you Jeremy.

    Till we meet again,
    Jennifer

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    TEE says

    For all u were to me in life and all the joy u brought, Your memory is with me in every single thought. The pain I felt at losing u will never go away, but knowing that you’re in my heart helps me through each day. When u were here I always felt that nothing could go wrong but you’re still my inspiration and your memory keeps me strong. And though my heart is heavy it’s also full of love, and that’s enough to comfort me while you’re in HEAVEN above.
    LOVE YOU BRO!!

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      Zoey Elizabeth Weaver says

      I miss you so much I won’t forget you❤️❤️

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        Wanda Williams says

        I am going to miss you and as for my kids they are so devastated of their loss of you but both said you will always be in their heart !! Thank You for being there for them and I always told you this !! Until we meet again rest in JESUS ARMS !! Praying for your family and friends!! ❤❤

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    Latishia...BKA...Tt says

    It was truly a joy being around you I think about all the times you me and Tee would hangout or just sit back and watch the games you always made me laugh and was very understanding when I got diagnose with Lupus it really hurts to know you are gone but I know that God never makes a move without a plan rest with ease and know we will always be thinking of you…Praying for the family and friends💞💞💞

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    Mona Smith says

    Jeremy was a kind, fun, and smart friend. Conversation was always interesting. He was also a courageous and stoic man. He endured so much and I pray he is forever content and at peace. He will be missed. Go Hokies!

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    James powe says

    I love you Jeremy It’s nice to know that you’re in a better place, there is always a place for you in my heart.

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