Richard Davis, Jr. was born
on September 16, 1984 in Chicago, Illinois. He accepted Christ at age seven and was baptized at Monroe Baptist Church on May
23, 1993. He attended Lincoln Elementary in Bellwood, Laura Ward Elementary in Chicago and Rezin Orr High School in Chicago.
Richard, was lovingly called 'Lil Ricky'.
A young man with a wonderful sense of humor and an absolute joy to be around. A gifted artist with a passion for race cars
- he learned to drive at a very early age and was well known and respected as an up and coming driver in the drag racing arena.
Ricky loved the Lord and was involved in the Youth Ministry, the College Ministry at Rock of Ages Baptist Church, as well
as the Youth Group Tuesday night meetings at the Vision of Restoration. He was gifted in many areas, specifically - advanced
Lil Ricky is remembered and loved by
many-to name a few: His paternal grandfather of whom he was extremely close to, Rufus Davis, Sr.; his maternal grandmother,
Minerva Vance; a step-grandmother, Helen Perkins Porter. Three younger brothers, Andre, Brian and Derrick; two younger sisters,
Rickaye & Rickelle. Aunts and Uncles, Gloria, Kathy, Winston, Jerry, Don.; Rufus, Jr., Frank, Keith, Kent & Kevin.
Thoughts and prayers are consistently offered by my in-laws
in Alabama & Atlanta: Gloria, Kynes(Barbara), Barbara, Diane, Verdelle, Vernessa, Johnny(Claire), Lora, Bernice &
Ricky has been greeted in Heaven by his
maternal grandfather, Isaiah Vance; paternal grandmother; Marcella Davis; uncle Larry Davis and aunt Lynette Davis-Jenkins.
Ricky is remembered especially by his
girlfriend Samantha Davis, cousin, Lil Larry, 'Lil Mike'(Michael Lofton, Jr.) & Carmen Cox.
Special thanks to Lisa Cox, Shirley Roberson,
Connie Booker-Bourke, Malissa Wilcher, LaVerne Herron and Michael Lofton, Sr.
Sweetheart, knowing you are at peace
with the Lord, working diligently as one of His smartest, loving & active Angels. We'll never allow your precious, fun
loving, caring & most of all intelligent memory, to fade from our daily lives.
To My One & Only Precious & Blessed
Child...Its hurts as I realize that I'm unable to hug you, to call you to ask about school, to hear you tell me of the excitement
you experienced over the weekend, to get a laugh out of you. What a blessing to have developed a fun-loving Mother/Son relationship
with such a Blessed young man. I am honored to be called your Mom. The Good Lord watched you and realized that your work down
here was done here yet, He is continuously using the great legacy you left within the seventeen years you spent among us-to
spread joy, tears, laughter & Love. May we all gain peace, harmony, wisdom & insight, in order to grasp a true understanding
and compassion for the reason that God chose you to wear your 'Golden Crown' at such a precious time as this. Love, Mom
Ricky, you are forever in my heart. Miss
you young man. Knowing you're busy taking care of Heavenly business, making others laugh, when they might otherwise be down.
We'll continue to keep your precious, talented and fun memory alive. Love, Edward
Hey Lil Rick: Man..we got together to
have serious & meaningful talks..laughing about both our Mom's and how they rode our backs & touched our lives. You
never felt like my cousin-Our Mom's raised us like brother & sister- I still feel that. Lil Rick you have helped me to
realize that I must stick to the fight, when I am hardest hit.. and when things seem worst - I must not quit. Nothing but
Love for ya boo! Your Ace....Keisha
Dear Ricky, you were one
of my favorite cousins. You weren't really a person of many words, but when you did say something most of the time it was
funny. I am really going to miss you. Love, Ashleigh
My sweet angel Ricky, you'll
always be your Mom's son, but you'll always be my baby. As much as we loved you, God loved you more. See you when I get home.
miss you a lot. Love, Auntie Kathy
A note from Auntie Gloria..
to everyone reading this site:
"DON'T QUIT"..When things
go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you're trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low & the debts
are high, & you want to smile, but you have to sigh, When care is pressing, you down a bit, rest if you must...
BUT DON'T YOU QUIT!!
Ricky Davis, Jr.
With Love & Blessings
from the very foundation of the hearts of many who love you dearly and miss your handsome & loving smile, sensitivity,
intelligence & wisdom - Rickaye, Rickelle, Dereck, Brian & Andre'; GrandDad & Big Rick, Big Mike, Bootzy, Tauro,
Michael, Pierre & Tee; Mike D; Keisha, Ashleigh, Bria, Isaiah, GrandMa, Winston, Gloria, Kathy, Don, Jerry; Lil Larry,
Lil Mike, Lil Carmen, Keith & Kevin; The Davis, Perkins & Porter's; Melvin & Nanny, Shaunta, Shenitha ~ Kent, Conswella
& Kids, Johnny, Kim & family; Aunt Hazel, your cousins the Simon's - Jean, Jackie, Sharon, Bonita, Lil Anthony, Liz,
Calvin, Jr., Gus & Joyce, Larry & Calvin, Aunt Ann & Uncle Gus ~~ your cousin Dean & The Wades ~~ Malissa,
the Wilcher family; the Kelley's; Dean, Thelma & Johnette.
Your Rock of Ages Baptist
Church Family along with the Rock of Ages College Ministry (who miss your intelligence and your wit during the seminars),
Rev. & Mrs. M. Wiley and Family & Your God-Mom Chris, The Monroe Baptist Church Family; Stone Temple BC; New Genesis
Church Family; Lincoln Schools in Bellwood; Lexington School in Maywood; Westchester Schools;
Special friends & faculty at Orr H.S. on Chicago's
Special friends have touched our lives; Lisa,
Shirley, Shirica, Sherwana, Quila, Jewel, Janette & Thelma, The Glovers, Chambliss & Pettway families, Cox-Dean &
Conner-Mitchell family, Connie, Elaine, Christina, Valencia, Dominique, Jasmine, Destiny, Marcellus; The Bookers & Bourkes,
Lil Rodney & the Johnson's, The Lee's, Gipson-Brown's, Lesters, Loftons, Barnetts, Fishers & Hills, Rev. & Mrs.
Marcus Johnson and Family, Rev. & Mrs. Ron Clay & Family, The Kennedy's, Bolden's, Friends at Hines, Lakeside &
Westside VA Hospitals GLPSC-SSA & Bovis Lend Lease
A sincere note of Love to you Ricky, from Lisa:
“Since the day I met you, before you were two years old, you were like my very own child - we enjoyed you going on our
family trips with us each year and we are thankful for you allowing us to be your surrogate family.”
To you man - a shout-out-you will never know how
much special you are to me -we grew up and became best friends and definitely shared our world like brothers... Lil Mike
Fond memories - thinking of you from across the
miles, your step sisters & brother Alevetta, Edward,Jr.(Shaun), Precious & Jimmia; Nieces & nephew Demetrius &
Debrianna & Kay.
*Let not your heart be troubled; if you believe
in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare
a place for you. I will come again and receive you to myself: that where I am there you may be also." This is dedicated by
Brenda, Lil Mike & Monica, in October 2001.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all
the days of my life, I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6