Died: Fri., Oct. 9, 2020


9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Oct. 17, 2020
Location: New Beginnings Fellowship Church

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Oct. 17, 2020
Location: New Beginnings Fellowship Church

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          Gilbert Clifton Davis was born 8/9/1952, in Bronx, New York, to the late Julius B. Scott and Inez Y. Davis Rogers. Gil attended Chicago Public Schools and was a member of the renown Chicago Children’s Choir and graduated from Wendell Phillips High School, Chicago, Illinois.

At a young age he professed his love for Christ in Chicago, Illinois. He later moved to Indianapolis, where he became a devoted member of Eastern Star Church under the leadership of Jeffrey A. Johnson Sr. Gil served faithfully in the Security ministry until he was met with health challenges.

Big Gil as he was affectionately known served in the United States Armed Forces.

Gil met the love of his life, Debra L. Smith, in July of 1976, and united in holy matrimony on August, 6, 1977. Gil and Debra were blessed with three exceptional  children, a son and twin daughters. Gil and Debra shared 43 years of total commitment. There was nothing too good that Debra wanted, that Gil did not ever provide.

Gil was employed at Andy Mohr GMC in Fishers, Indiana, and because of his outstanding salesmanship, he received many awards and accolades in selling new and used vehicles. During his earlier years, Gil was also a top sales person in the hair industry where he traveled the world and went to places like Africa, Barbados, Canada, and Europe. With his bubbly personality he can sell anybody, anything.

Gil was an avid reader and enjoyed reading history and autobiographies and always stayed knowledgeable on current events. Gil had eclectic taste in music.  He loved jazz, artists from the Motown era, and 90’s hip-hop, with his particularly favorite rapper being Biggie Smalls (Notorious B.I.G.). Gil loved watching football, basketball, and tennis. Especially Venus and Serena Williams.

Gil’s charm and personality attracted people to him, so much that Gil never met a stranger. You can always find Gil talking, telling stories, laughing, cracking jokes, and bringing life to any situation.

Gil LOVED family! There was nothing his family needed that he would not try to provide.

Gil answered the call of his Savior on October 9, 2020, at 1:30am, with family members surrounding him with love at his bedside.

Gil leaves to cherish his memories wife, Debra L. Davis, son, Gilbert R. Davis (Qiana), daughters, Kara. L. Williams (D’Mon), and Kori I. Morgan (John), five grandchildren, April, Kailyn, D’Mon Jr., Carter, and Kyle. Two brothers, Greg (Carol) and Gerald Rodgers, and one sister Donita Rodgers, mother-in-law Ms. Laura Smith, two aunts, three uncles, generations of nieces and nephews, Eastern Star Church family, Andy Mohr GMC family, and many friends.


Humbly Submitted…………………….The Family



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John Maxey
   Posted Mon October 12, 2020

Praying Hands was sent by John Maxey.

With our sincere condolences and prayers for peace to the Davis family. Your Uncle John Maxey and family.

Angela Jones
   Posted Wed October 14, 2020
On behalf of Andy Mohr Quick Lube, Gill will be greatly missed. I have worked with Gill for many years and we had a pretty good relationship! I will miss having breakfast with him in the mornings before work. Sending our thoughts, love and prayers to the family.

Dale Cheetham
   Posted Thu October 15, 2020
Gil was the Cheetham family's salesman and friend for the last 15 years. He was always so proud of his family and he shared his joy with us at every visit and call. We miss him dearly and we wish the family peace and joy as they celebrate his life and legacy.

Dale and Stephanie Cheetham

Mariana Shaker
   Posted Thu October 15, 2020

Grand Pedestal Basket was sent by Mariana Shaker.

Celeste Taylor
   Posted Fri October 16, 2020

Praying Hands was sent by Epsilon Rho Sorority Sisters.

We are deeply sorry for the loss of your father. You and your family are in our hearts and prayers. Love your Neos & Sisters, Dana, Celeste, Kandice, Taneisha & Whitney

Michael & Verlie Suggs
   Posted Fri October 16, 2020
We would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family of Mr. Gilbert Davis. Having the pleasure of knowing his two lovely daughters and their families brings to mind the saying “the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree”. We know the family legacy will continue and the roots established by Mr. Davis will continue to nourish you with love and wonderful memories.

May God Bless You, Michael & Verlie Suggs ( Ashley Smith’s parents)

Paula Ervin-Fernandez
   Posted Fri October 16, 2020
To the entire Davis Family,
My sincere sympathy for your loss.
Gil was a wonderful friend!
God bless your hearts.

Charlene Dickens
   Posted Fri October 16, 2020
Sending love and prayers to my family. Know that the Lord puts no more on us than we can bear. Joy will come in the morning.
Your North Carolina Family

Terrie Render
   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
I am so in disbelief and heartbroken, but I believe that the LORD takes his best Soldier's in the midst of the storm. I cherished the conversations where Mr Gil spoke of his family, that he loved so much. Prayers for you all. Mr Gil will certainly be missed.

The Shakers
   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
To Gil and family,
Praying for God's comfort and peace during this difficult time, our hearts are saddened for your loss. God is our refuge and strength.

Nita Cousins Molden
   Posted Sat October 17, 2020
All my love to the Davis family!!

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