Services are set for Stacey Wilson Davis, the son of Congressman Danny K. Davis. Stacey died Thursday, March 30. He was 47.
A viewing will be held from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 8 at Garfield Waters Funeral Home, 3409 W. Madison Street. On Sunday, April 9, the prepast, wake and funeral will be held at Greater Holy Temple Ministries, 5906 W. Chicago Ave. The repast will be held at 2 p.m., a wake will follow at 3 p.m., according to information released by the family. The funeral will be at 4 p.m.
Stacey Davis will be buried at Mount Hope Cemetery on Monday, April 10. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to the Javon Scholarship Fund, 4041 W. Roosevelt Road, Chicago, IL 60624. The donation should be sent in care of Sankofa Safe Child Initiative.
According to news reports, Davis said his son suffered from kidney problems, diabetes and “extremely high” blood pressure. An autopsy report from the Cook County medical examiner is still pending.
Family members say Stacey was a present and loving father to his three children, Stacey, Jr., Khaliyah and Javon, now deceased. They said he was saddened and broken hearted at the tragic death of Javon, who was only 15 years old. He also expanded his love to his first grandchild, Stacey, III. No father could have been prouder of their children or have given more effort to making certain that they were well taken care of. He was also the grandfather of Stacey, III. Although he was laid back and easy going, he was very protective of his family. He encouraged their education and took them places to broaden their outlook on life and also for enjoyment. He made certain that they had a wonderful relationship with their grandparents by visiting them on regular basis and spending holidays with them. He also wanted them to understand the value of service and had them to volunteer with their grandfather’s “Annual Back to School Parade and Picnic.”
Stacey’s death was the latest blow to Congressman Davis. Stacey’s son, Javon Wilson, was shot to death during an argument in his Englewood home on Nov. 18, 2016 according to Chicago Police.
Javon was inside his home when two people broke in, started arguing with Wilson then shot him in the head, the congressman said in a statement given at the time.
Davis received his high school diploma from Stratford Career Institute. He was a manager at the Clerk of the Circuit Court’s office. His family said Stacey was a faithful, competent and loyal employee for over seven years. He also worked as a volunteer for Congressman Davis and enjoyed disseminating campaign literature, circulating petitions, coordinating community events and helping wherever he was needed.
Stacey is survived by two children, Stacey, Jr. and Khaliyah. He also has a grandchild, Stacey, III. He is also survived by his parents, Danny K. (Vera), and Martha Wilson Smith (Melvin); his siblings, Jonathan, Corey, and Terrence; godchildren, Jeremy and Justin; his special aunt Linda Wilson; his other aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends.