Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

Ishmael A. Davis

04/22/1940 - 09/03/2017

Viewing Information

A viewing will be held, Friday, September 8, 2017 at Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Street.

Service Information

WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE..A funeral service will be held, 11am, Saturday, September 9, 2017
Metropolitan Funeral Service, Granby Chapel
7246 Granby Street Norfolk VA

Interment Information

Calvary Cemetery
1600 St. Julian Avenue Norfolk VA

Ishmael Augusta Davis was lifted from earth on September 3, 2017 to find rest and peace with his heavenly father. The oldest of eight children born to the late Theodore and Gussie Davis. He was also preceded in death by his loving wife, Edna Williams Davis and three siblings, Valelicch, Deborah and Brenda Davis Lewis. He was born in Norfolk, VA and attended Booker T. Washington High School Class of 1958. He left Norfolk as a young man and made New York his home. He was employed as a Carpenter with Prestige and Cabinet Inc. and was a member of New York Carpenters Association. He returned home to Virginia in 1998 when his siblings needed him to help care for his sick brother. Ishmael was an honorable man with a big heart, a loving father, grandfather, brother and uncle. He loved to eat crabs. He was employed at Norfolk State University as a Security Guard for 15 years where he was affectionately call Mr. Davis and was highly respected by his co-workers. Ishmael retired from Norfolk Public Schools as a painter June 2015. Ishmael leaves to cherish his memory, three daughters, Tonia Davis of New York, Tressy Davis and Lisa Robinson of Chesapeake; grandchildren, Tanisha, Jayson, Africa, Shashanah, Linden, Ishmael, Michelle and Shavon of New York and Darius Jennings of Chesapeake and nine great grandchildren. He also leaves to cherish his precious memories four sisters, Koshinier Williams of Arizona, Inzoria Bowe of Norfolk, Osceolia Craddock (Wilbert) of Norfolk and Pamela D. Saunders (Barry) of Chesapeake; two nieces, Tanteria Von Davis (Washington) and Osceolia T. Craddock of Norfolk; sister in law, Belinda Williams of North Carolina and nephew, Cassius Bowe of Norfolk.

Luther Eure Jr To the family of Ishmael Davis may God continue to Bless you and keep you in this sad times. Ish was a very good friend to me and I'm going to truly miss him. Luther Eure Jr
Posted: 9/7/2017
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LAMONT SMALLWOOD AND FAMILY This is truly a sad day--I have been knowing Ishmael for over 10 plus years and although he will be missed; I will remember the good times we shared. Lamont Smallwood and Family
Posted: 9/7/2017
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Mrs. Jordan To The Family, I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. I also want to share the comfort of John 5:28,29 where we are promised that those who have fallen asleep in death have the hope of receiving a "resurrection" back to life. Life on an earth restored to a beautiful paradise. Psalms 37:11 says, "The meek will possess the earth, and they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace." While we await that wonderful time please find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace." While we await that wonderful time please find comfort in these promises.
Posted: 9/5/2017
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Mrs. Jordan To The Family, I want to express my deepest sympathy for your loss. I also want to share the comfort of John 5:28,29 where we are promised that those who have fallen asleep in death have the hope of receiving a "resurrection" back to life. Life on an earth restored to a beautiful paradise. Psalms 37:11 says, "The meek will possess the earth, and they will find exquisite delight in the abundance of peace." While we await that wonderful time please find comfort in these promises.
Posted: 9/5/2017
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