Community leader in Roseland, Amos Davis, dies at 81

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Amos Davis

Amos Davis, son of the late Robert Sr. and Rosie Lee Davis, was born on December 10, 1935 in Shaw, Mississippi. He was the oldest son of eleven children. He grew up in Shaw and graduated from Gentry High School in 1955. Being the oldest, Amos had a lot of responsibility. He drove the school bus while in high school and immediately had a job, as a truck driver, waiting for him upon graduation. He was drafted into the United States Army and was honorably discharged prior to relocating to Chicago.

In 1955, Amos met the love of his life, Rosie Perryman, at a high school dance. After many years apart, they were married in Chicago on September 23, 1961. Amos spent his career with the United States Postal Service, where he received many awards, recognitions, and accolades. He retired in 1998, after 35 years of service. He was a leader in the Chicago community serving on numerous boards, including Roseland Community Hospital. He also served as the president of two block clubs, raising monies, hosting field trips, and implementing the summer lunch program on 70th and Carpenter Street. He was a member/brother of the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge in Chicago. He was a founding member of the Douglas Family Reunion and helped to coordinate many reunions. He was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need.

He leaves to cherish his loving memories, his wife, Rosie; six children: Samuel Perryman (Phyllis) of Chicago, Illinois; Teresa Whitehead of Canton, Ohio; Paul Perryman (Sagona) of the UAE; Gwendolyn Craig (William) of Orville, Ohio; Romona Davis of Boston Heights, Ohio; and Patricia Henson of Lusby, Maryland; sixteen grandchildren; six great grandchildren; six brothers, Sylvester (Mattie), Eddie (Edna), Benjamin (Patricia), Hughzell (Phamie), Clarence (Earlene), Robert (Glinder), and two sisters, Gladys (Jerry) and Linda (MC). His sisters, Josie B. Williams and Ruthie Jean Carter preceded him in death. He also leaves a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.

Services for Amos Davis are scheduled for Friday, November 24, 2017 at CB Taylor Funeral Home, 63 E. 79th Street in Chicago with the Calling at 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. On Saturday, Nov. 25, the Wake at 11:00 a.m.-Noon followed by the Homegoing Service from Noon – 1:00 p.m.

The Interment will be Monday, Nov. 27 at Lincoln Cemetery, 12300 S. Kedzie Avenue in Chicago.

 

 

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