*** Service will begin immediately following visitation at 12:00 noon***
HORACE LEE DAVIS
Horace Lee Davis, affectionately known as “Bae” by his siblings (a name given to him by his mother) was born on January 4, 1955 to the late Oscar and Ollie Davis.. At that time he was the baby of the family, a rambunctious little boy full of energy with a zest for life. He enjoyed that position in the family until his baby sister, Elizabeth arrived on the scene. Well, at least he ended up as the “baby boy” of the family; keeping his title of “Bae.” He was the fifth child of seven children.
Growing up in the Davis home meant accepting Christ at an early age and being an active church member. Horace accepted Christ during his youth and was baptized. He attended Church of God in Christ under the pastorate of Bishop James Rice. Many years later before his passing, Horace gave his life back to Christ at Advent Hospital in Winter Park.
Horace attended Jackson Heights Elementary (now known as Jackson Heights Middle School) and is a 1973 graduate of Oviedo High School.
He began his employment journey at Morrison’s Cafeteria. Through dedication and hard work he became a “Master Chef.” He loved his job. His ability to cook was a gift. He remained there over thirty years until their closing. He continued his journey with Piccadilly Restaurant and ended his employment career at Cater Air International as a “traveling chef.” There he retired.
Horace had a kind and huge heart with a very generous and giving spirit. His outgoing personality enabled him to form lasting bonds and leave a positive impact on the people whose lives he touched especially his nieces and nephews…They loved him like a “dad.”
Horace had a love for cooking and before his illness would often prepare meals for church functions at the request of Pastor Perkins.
One of his favorite pastimes was just sitting under the big shaded oak tree at the family home enjoying time with his friends and family.
All of the earthly things are behind Horace now. He traded earth for eternity on the evening of Wednesday, September 14, 2022 at his home, with his loving daughters and siblings by his side; he heard God’s call summoning him home and answered.
Horace is preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Elizabeth Sneed.
He leaves to cherish his precious memories his children: Chela Bridges, Trenda Bridges, Shernika Betts (Orlando, FL), Shemirra Coleman (Jarvis), Shernay Warren (Jason) and Shalisha Jackson (Allen) (all of Atlanta, GA); brothers: Adolphus Davis (Perlee) (Oviedo, FL), Arthur Davis (Rose) (Semi Valley, CA); “bonus” brother: “Lil” Horace L. Davis (Terri) (WA); brother-in-law: Jack Sneed (Oviedo, FL); sisters: Janice Boston, Lorene King and Jenette McKinney (Danny) (all of Oviedo, FL); “bonus” sister: Joetta Jackson (Johnny) (SC); 17 grandchildren; 3 great grand children; one aunt, Lillie R. Hall (Lakeland, FL) and a host of cherished nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
With deepest sympathy, our thoughts, love, prayers and support goes out to the family during this time of sorrow.