Robert M. Davis

Sunrise: October 1, 1949

Sunset: July 26, 2020

Robert Michael Davis was born in Ahoskie, North Carolina, to the late Robert and Elaine Davis on October 1, 1949.  He departed this life on Sunday, July 26, 2020, at Virginia Commonwealth Medical Center in Richmond, Virginia.

At an early age Michael joined Philippi Baptist Church in Cofield, North Carolina.  He later joined Hopewell Baptist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, and remained a member until his death.  He received his early education at Calvin Scott Brown High School in Winton, North Carolina. He completed his education at Gwinnett Technical College in Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Michael worked as a service worker for the city of Murfreesboro, and he also was a customer service assistant at the Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, California. He retired in 2001, as a Quality Control Analyst at Atlanta Casualty in Atlanta, Georgia.

Michael found joy in writing poetry, listening to music, playing scrabble, watching jeopardy, and watching his favorite football team, the Washington Redskins.

Michael was well traveled. He spent many years living in New Jersey, California, and Georgia.

Michael was on the Board of Directors for the Sydney Pond Homeowners Association under the direction of the state of Georgia.

He leaves to cherish his memory a loving wife, Naomi Toleta Manley Davis, of 34 years; a devoted daughter, Melody Joyce (Joshua ) of  New York, New York; a loving granddaughter, MaClendon Joyce of New York, New York; three sisters Patricia Dozier ( Scott Lucas ) of Rich Square, North Carolina; Linda Pierce ( Larry ) of Ahoskie, North Carolina; Rebecca Josephine Peoples of Lexington, North Carolina; sisters-in-law Lillian Joyner ( Thomas) of Suffolk, Virginia; Yvette Copeland ( George) of Suffolk, Virginia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.

Michael enjoyed walking on the Santa Monica Pier and the scenery of Venice Beach.

Many knew Michael for his sense of humor, old stories, advice, and his great breakfast.  He was a true friend to many and will be missed by all.

Viewing Friday, August 7, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 5605 Portsmouth Boulevard Portsmouth, VA 5605 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Saturday, August 8, 2020 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Portsmouth Chapel Interment Mt. Sinai Baptist Church Cemetery 6100 Holy Neck Road Suffolk, VA 23437 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Vern and Romelle Webb says

    Dear Naomi and Melody,
    Mere words are not adequate enough to express how sorry we are to hear of Mike’s passing.

    With love,
    Romelle and Vern

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    Tim and Sandi Davis ~ Midlothian, VA says

    Naomi, Melody and family, Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of Robert’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God give you comfort, peace and strength to get through the days ahead. Robert, as we know him, will be forever remembered, forever missed.

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    Delores Cindy Rollins says

    Naomi & Melody
    I was totally shocked and heartbroken when I got the call about Mike’s passing. Over the last 20 plus years we made a lot of good memories that I’ll forever cherish. Mike was a very good, kind human being. We shared so many laughs, and an array of different conversations and discussions. Especially him taking us to his history class! I’m here for you Naomi & Melody! You both have my sincere condolences and heartfelt prayers!

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    Bettye Bertrand says

    Naomi and Melody- Maurice, Breanna and I send our heartfelt condolences and prayers to you and your family during this difficult time. We are asking God to give you Strength at this time. God knows that you Love Mike, but God Loves him more. He will be greatly missed. God Bless you.

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    Alvin Lewis says

    Dr. Alvin D. Lewis

    August 2, 2020 at 12:30 am
    Toleta and Melody – A gentle giant has transitioned to be with God.Know that Mike was loved and admired by many.Give yourself time to grieve and lean on others during this difficult time.
    My condolences.
    Cousin Alvin.

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    Donald Wooten says

    Naomi and Family,
    May God and his forever binding Love hold and keep you tight and close. My Family and I offer our most sincere condolences and pray for your strength. Know God is your strength and refuge.

    With Love and respect for you and the Family.

    Donald and Jocelyne Wooten of
    Fort Myers, FL (Previous HUD Co-worker in Atlanta, GA)

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    Elizabeth Martin says

    Naomi, Melody and Family,
    My thoughts are with you…I am so sorry for your loss.

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    Doris Etta Doyle says

    Naomi, Melody and family,
    I share in your grief and remembrance of Mike especially when you, Naomi placed me on speaker phone and you, Mike and I talked about current events. I will truly miss those conversations. So, I am sharing my mother’s words with you, “God’s got this. Everything is going to be alright.”
    Love Ya, Doris Doyle

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    Della Boothe says

    Toleta and Family,
    May the comfort of Gods love be your guiding light. You are in my prayers.

    Della Boothe

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    Darryl and Gertie Rodgers says

    To Naomi, Melody and Family, Darryl and I are truly sorry for your loss. Mike was a joy to know and a wonderful friend. Every time you miss him, search your heart, there you can feel him,be with him and embrace him. May God put him in a special place to watch over us, the people who loved and cherished him.May his gentle soul rest in peace.

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    mike says

    C S Brown class of 1969 sends condolence May the comfort of Gods love be with you and your family.

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    Brenda Gross says

    To Naomi, Melody and Little Jada,

    May peace and comfort be upon you all during this very difficult times. As I, like others, are sadden over his passing. Mike was truly a great guy, an all-around good guy and wonderful friend; A pleasure to know over 30 years! I will miss him dearly.

    Brenda Gross
    Norcross, GA

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    Valerie says

    I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss.Our prayers are with you and Melody. May the peace of God surround you during this time.


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    Vanessa says

    Dear Melody,

    My prayers are with you and your family. Praying for peace and comfort , hoping you remember the good times you all had together. Please know that I’ll miss him, too and I’m always here for you if you need anything. I love you sis.

    Love always, Vanessa McFarlane

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