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Bro. Burnham Davis was born October 26, 1933, in Ludlow, MS. He was one of six children born to the union of the late Frank and Odell Davis. Bro. Davis transitioned to be with the Lord on Saturday, February 11, 2017. Burnham gave his life to the Lord at a very young age. He joined 87th Street Church of Christ located in Chicago, IL in the 1960's and remained faithful until the Lord called him home. Burnham taught bible classes and served as a deacon and a trustee. He worked at Margie's Bridal Shop for over 20 years where he later retired. After retiring, Burnham took on the role of a caregiver for a prominent Chicago family where he served until his late seventies. Bro. Davis was united in Holy Matrimony with Mary Clay on July 18, 2015. Preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Odell Davis; three sisters, Cleo McDowell, Bertha Denson and Bernice Mayfield. Bro. Davis leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife, Mary E. Clay-Davis; seven children, Burnham (Priscilla) Davis Jr., Eva Davis, Bernard Davis, Eugene Davis, Jeffery Davis, Tina Davis, all of Chicago, IL and Brenda Lindsey of Jackson, MS; four step-children, Carlos (Ardena) Clay Sr., Jacquelyne Stewart, Karen Clay, all of Gary, IN and William (Nitra) Clay Sr. of Merrillville, IN; 30 grandchildren; over 70 great grandchildren; over 20 great-great grandchildren; one sister, Betty J. Davis of Los Angeles, CA; two brothers, James (Shirley) Davis, of Madison, MS and Ozzie Archie of Jackson, MS; one brother-in-law, Hurbert Mayfield; a host of other loving family members and precious friends. Visitation will be Saturday, February 18, 2017 from 10 to 11 a.m. with Funeral Service at 11:00 a.m. in the Main Chapel at the Ridgelawn Funeral Home, 4201 West Ridge Road, Gary, IN 46408 (219) 980-5555. Burial will be at the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Gary, IN. Bro, Burnham will be deeply missed by his loving, devoted family and precious friends. God Grant Him Eternal Peace. www.ridgelawnfuneralhome.com
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