God as we seek to embrace your plan we give thanks for the extended life and well deserved rest for our husband, father, son, uncle, confidant and friend, Lavar Nathan Davis Sr. We stand in awe of the moments, days and nights you blessed him to live life to the fullest from 3/18/1979 until he was summoned by his heavenly father and greeted by his earthly mother Karen Hope Davis, father Kenneth Bonner, Aunt Elizabeth Bonner and loving grandmother Gloria Dean Davis on 1/10/2022.
Lavar was an inspiration to all who knew him and even to those who was privileged to catch a glimpse of his miraculous journey. If life required a title for the life he lived it would be “may the work I’ve done speak for me” as a living tribute to the quality of life he required of himself towards his family. He leaves to celebrate his life, his loving wife of 22 years Leondrah Davis, Sons Lavar Nathan Davis Jr. and Jaylen Davis and the spark of his eye a daughter Hope Karen Davis. Lavar also leaves a brother Jason Stamper (Richmond, VA); stepfather James Morgan and sister Jessica Morgan of Virginia. Lavar will also be dearly missed by his Aunts Portia Boyd (Chesapeake, VA), Patricia Minor & Monique Bonner (Richmond, VA) and a host of maternal and paternal cousins. Lavar was also privileged to experience the love of his extended family “Momma Pam”, “Uncle Donald and brother “D.J.” and sisters Reta” and “Me-Me” which complimented the loving care of his aging grandmother in response to the early loss of his mother. For the past 22 years Lavar has been a loving force of inspiration to his wife’s family in-laws Earl & Sandra Simmons (Hampton, VA), sister Eboni & Vernon Ricks (Sarasota FL), sister Amber & Mike Williams (Conyers, GA) and brother Kenneth Bennett (Norfolk, VA) and a host of nieces nephews will cherish many fond memories.
Lavar was educated by the Norfolk Public School system and his zeal for life led him to carve out a path as a service technician for Big Al Motors for several years, becoming a Master Mechanic and owner, operator of his own auto repair shop “Davis Auto Repairs”. Lavar did not rest until he was accepted and completed the necessary training and certification to become a diesel mechanic for HRT Bus systems where he served for the past 6 years. When all is said and done, Lavar gracefully ran his race and fought the good fight and we are confident our lost is surely Heaven’s gain!