Davis, Cornelius

Passed: May 20, 2015


Mr. Cornelius Davis, 73, a resident of Buckeye, Arizona died on May 20, 2015 at his home in Buckeye, Arizona of congestive heart failure.

He was born November 13, 1941 to Cornelius Henderson and Lillie Mae Springer in Leland, Mississippi.

Mr. Davis enlisted in the US Air Force and retired after 24 years of service as a MSGT, from the Missile Security Squadron in September 1985.

Mr. Davis received his Associates degree from East Grand Forks Technical College in 1989 and celebrated his second retirement as a Loan Officer for City County Federal Credit Union in Minneapolis, MN.  He was instrumental in the works of his Masonic lodge for over 40 years, holding many offices to include;  Grand Master Prince Hall Grand Lodge Minnesota,  Illustrious Potentate of Fezzan Temple No. 26 of Minnesota, Worthy Grand Patron of Prince Hall Grand Chapter of Minnesota. He was a member of the American Legion and Veteran of Foreign Wars.  In 2010 Cornelius was presented with the key to the City of Leland, MS and in 2013 he was inducted into the North Division High School Athletic Hall of Fame in Milwaukee, WI.

He spent the last seven years enjoying his children and grandchildren, bowling in local and regional tournaments, and vacationing with his wife visiting family and friends throughout the country.

Mr. Davis is survived by his loving wife of  51 years, Novella V. Davis, daughters Donya Davis-Seay and Yvette Davis-McGee, son-in-laws Vor-el  Seay and Rick McGee, half-sisters Sandra Dudley, Valerie Henderson, Diedra Henderson, Joselyn Henderson, and Kristie Thornton, half-brothers Cornelius Henderson Jr. and Carlos Henderson, grandchildren Doree C. Seay, Jordan Davis McGee, and Tor-el Davis Seay, and cousins Sylvia Newman-Hortman and family, and  Ann Davis and family.

Mr. Davis is preceded in death by his parents Cornelius Henderson Sr., Lillie Mae Springer, half-brother Larry Henderson,  aunt Georgia Mae Newman, and uncle Buddy Latimore.

A memorial service and repast will be held August 8, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. located at Thompson Funeral Chapel, 926 S. Litchfield Rd., Goodyear, AZ 85338.  Arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Chapel.  Condolences can be sent to:  cdavis105@cox.net.

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9 responses to Davis, Cornelius

  1. Condolences to the whole Family! May the Lord grant you peace and Comfort at this time! Thank God we have a high priest who when in Flesh understand’s our pain! Lean on Him at this time. Blessings!

  2. Renita Woods says:

    I love you, Mr. Davis….tell God and my parents I said hi and I love them…

  3. I am sorry for your loss and my heart goes out to your family.

  4. Bigbro so happy i located you and the family….you were an awesome big brother…i will miss chatting with you and enjoying your cool calm way of approaching situations…your a wonderful role model and i will truly miss you..God.bless your sis Deedee

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