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Abram Lewis Davis

April 8, 1932 — December 15, 2021

Abram Davis, affectionally known as “Pops,” and “Abe,” departed this phase of life on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at Sentara Princess Anne Hospital, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Abram was born April 8, 1932, the only child of the late Elizabeth Davis and Louis Belcher. He was reared by surrogate parents, Mattie and Horace Davis, his aunt and uncle, in Macclesfield, North Carlina. He accepted Christ at an early age, and later joined Little Piney Grove Baptist Church.

Abram was employed as a tobacco picker and sharecropper in North Carolina. Later, he worked with the city of Virginia Beach as a motor-grader operator, and farmed cucumbers as a side job. But, having a desire for self-employment he started his own business, Abram Davis Landscaping, from which he retired.

Once moving to Virginia, he met and married the love of his life, May Queen Munden. To this union six children were born.

Abram was well-known for helping others. He willingly provided food, shelter, and love to all who were in need. He was known for this adage, “If you need a job, come on, I’ll put you to work.” He had a love for music, especially the blues and R & B. His favorite musicians were B. B. King, Howllin Wolf and Muddy Waters. His favorite songs were Smokestack Lightening and Just In Case by Jaheim. He woke up with music and went to bed with music.

In addition to his biological parents and surrogate parents, Abram was predeceased by sons, Levon Davis, Kenneth Davis and Kevin Davis, a sister-cousin, Ruby Williams; a great-great grandson Sedrick Smith; two half-brothers Felton and Billy Belcher and three half-sisters Carolyn, Eliza and Cynthia Belcher.

He leaves to cherish precious memories, his wife, the love of his life May Queen Davis; two daughters, Rosa Malone and Yvette Montgomery (James); two sons Deacon Ronnie Davis (Deborah) and Aaron Davis (Willette); daughter-in-law Gloria Davis; adopted son Larry Spence (Vanessa); two brother-cousins James and Jerry Davis; one sister-cousin Mattie Ruth Davis; four half-sisters Ardena Belcher-Mitchell (James), Madeline Allicott, Beverly Belcher-Whitehead, and Melinda Belcher; one half -brother Louis Belcher (Jean); seven grandchildren; thirteen adopted grandchildren; six great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren. and a host of loving nephews, nieces, cousins, other relatives, and friends. We miss him now; our hearts are sore. As time goes by, we’ll miss him more. His loving smile and gentle face, not one on earth can fill his place.

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Service Schedule

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021

10:00am - 9:00 pm (Eastern time)

E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment

5873 Poplar Hall Dr, Norfolk, VA 23502

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Wednesday, December 22, 2021

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Little Piney Grove Baptist Church

665 Princess Anne Rd, Virginia Beach, VA 23457

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