Marvin Tyree Davis was born on June 22, 1979 to the union of April Renee King and Marvin Douglas Davis. He was the youngest of five children. Marvin was a curious, mischievous, and loving little boy with a winning smile.
Early in his life, Marvin entered the foster care system and eventually aged out. He was determined to earn a high school diploma and refused to accept a GED. Marvin successfully graduated from The Institute of Education Charter School with his well-earned and much coveted high school diploma at the age of eighteen. Though he experienced many of the consequences of being in foster care, he was determined to maintain his ties with his siblings. For Marvin the love of his family was one of the most important parts of his life. He valued others and would make friends for life. Many considered Marvin to be their son by another mother. He had that type of affect on people.
Marvin was told by teachers that he could not learn to read. He did not accept that and was placed under the tutor of PAZZAZ, Inc. where he learned how to read, and became an avid reader of the bible. Marvin loved the Lord and accepted Him as his Lord and Savior. He always had a bible in his hand. After worshipping at various churches, Marvin joined Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in 2017.
During his life, Marvin tried several careers. He always strived to do his best. He was a really good handy-man and was strong beyond his own knowledge. Through his well-developed networking skills Marvin completed a training program at NASSCO and was hired as a welder.
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019 surrounded by loving family members and friends, Marvin transitioned from his earthly family to his heavenly family, who was waiting with open arms. He was preceded in death by his mother April Renee King, father Marvin Douglas Davis, and brother, Paul Jackson. He leaves to cherish his memory; sisters Keisha Davis, LaSeana ”Kelly” Davis, and brother Maurice Mathis III, and a host of nieces, nephews, friends, and his best friend of many years Marshall Simms.
Marvin will be deeply missed. He will live in our hearts and memories forever.
When you think of genuine, Marvin is the person who comes to mind. He genuinely cared about others and would do whatever he could to help those in need. He had a giving spirit and took joy in helping others.
Marvin loved to read and pouring over bible scriptures. He had strong beliefs and would passionately express his thoughts on scripture or any subject.