January 21, 1953 ~ August 6, 2018
Michael Derwood Davis, a strong and steadfast believer who loved Jesus, His Savior, died at the age of 65 in Loganville, Georgia, on Monday August 6, 2018. He is survived by his wife, Susan Harrell Davis and son Andrew Ryan Davis of Richmond, Texas. He was preceded in death by his parents, Derwood Elvis Davis and Winnifred Culpepper Davis. His brothers are Donald Elvis Davis of St. Charles, Missouri and Gilbert Byron Davis of Madison, Mississippi. Michael was born in Picayune, Mississippi. He loved sports playing baseball, basketball and football and in adult years loved tennis, golfing and road biking. His family moved to Jackson, Mississippi his senior year of high school. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and began his career at Mississippi Power & Light Company in Jackson. In 1978 he accepted a position at Oglethorpe Power Corporation in Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked for 35 years. Mike fought the battle with Type 1 diabetes since the age of 10. The disease took its toll as the years passed and led to many challenges which culminated in End Stage Renal Disease. Mike enjoyed serving in Children’s Ministry at his local church for many years prior to his health decline. He was a member of First Baptist Lilburn from 1979-2002 and then became a member of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Snellville, Georgia. A Celebration of Life Service will be held at Mount Zion Baptist Church, 1525 Scenic Highway, Snellville, Georgia on Sunday, August 12, at 3:30 p.m. with visitation preceding the service at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Jeff Gongwer, Senior Pastor, Mount Zion Baptist Church, will be presiding, In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Mount Zion Baptist Church Children’s Ministry, 1525 Scenic Highway, Snellville GA 30078, 770-972-5020, mountzionsnellville.com.