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.

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  1. Susan and Andrew, I am so sorry for your loss, but I am equally happy that Mike is now with Jesus. He told Ron, Greg and Myself several time during bible study and lunch afterwards that he was so excited at that prospect. I know that he will leave a hole in your hearts that no one but God himself can fill. My prayer is that God will give you peace, love and strength in abundance.
    God bless,

    Gene

  2. Susan & Andrew, I’m so sorry for your loss. May y’all find comfort that he is pain free and walking in heaven with Jesus. My prayers are with you both during this difficult time. May God bring you peace and comfort that only comes from Him.

  3. Susan and Andrew, so thankful y’all have the blessing of knowing that Mike is with Jesus. Sympathy, prayers and love,
    Mary Hyde

  4. Susan, I was so sorry to hear about Mike. I’m on Facebook with Teresa–that’s how I found out. Please know that Johnny & I are praying for you & your son. Our love & prayers during this difficult time. 🙏🌷💚🌸

  5. Susan, we will continue to pray for you and Andrew during this time. We know you are saddened while losing your husband, but also know you do not sorrow as those who have no hope in Jesus, since Mike is with Him! Love, Lanny and Mary Jane

  6. “the Lord appeared to him from far away. I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore, I have continued to extend faithful love to you.”
    ‭‭Jeremiah‬ ‭31:3‬ ‭CSB‬‬
    May the faithful love of your beloved Savior comfort you with hope and love during this season of mourning.

  7. Susan,
    It seemed like yesterday, we move in almost a year ago in the neighborhood you and Mike came over to welcome us as your neighbors.
    We felt the love and still do today. We laughed and Al and Mike talked about their pick up truck.
    Mike will be truly missed. We will always be there for you. I know you don’t want to ask us, but we want you too!.
    Susan and Andrew, just know we will continue to pray for you and that God gives you strength each and every day.
    Love your neighbors,
    Al & Mary Hill

  8. Susan and Andrew,
    I did not get to know Mike until a few years ago but the few hours we spent together each week are special moments in my life. It was clear that Mike’s battle, with diabetes, was shared by the entire family. Elaine and I are on our annual trip to Alaska, to be with our family, however the last time I was with him, a few months ago, he express his blessing of having a loving and caring wife.

    Scripture tells us in Colossians that when we became Believers we died and now our lives are hidden in Christ with God. I am sure your sense of loss is great and our prayer is that the Lord will fill your hearts with peace.
    In Him,
    Greg and Elaine Davis

  9. Susan & Andrew, My sincere condolences to your family members during this most difficult time. I wanted to share a scripture that has strengthened me when I lost a loved one. I pray it soothes the pain you are experiencing and give you the strength to help you cope. Isaiah 41:10 says: “Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not gaze about, for I am your God. I will fortify you. I will really help you. I will really keep fast hold of you with my right hand of righteousness.

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