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"Lil' Brother" was born in San Antonio, Texas on August 17th 1943 to the parents of the late, Sarah Elizabeth Lowery Davis and Louis C. Davis.

Louis attended local public schools Booker T. Washington Elementary School, Abraham Grant Elementary School (after moving to the westside), and Dunbar Middle School. As the first black student to integrate the school he graduated from Luther Burbank High School in 1961. At Burbank he became a member of the Future Farmers of America (FFA) where he took up a great interest in poultry. He won numerous awards in raising various breeds of chicken in his backyard. Even to this day there are still chickens and coups in the back yard which he tended to. He was known for selling fresh eggs to the neighbors, church members and word quickly spread to various ones in the city who came to his home to buy fresh eggs. After graduation, his love for farming and cultivation led him to the Peace Corp in 1964 to Abakaliki, West Africa for 3 years where he served as Minister of Agriculture meeting numerous people in various countries. There he met a young man named Dale Lamski from Nebraska with whom he formed a lifelong bond of friendship and brotherhood. They called each other "Road-Dog" representing their travels after the Peace Corp.

Louis moved to Washington, D.C. in 1969 and became a postal carrier in 1970. In the 1980's he moved back to San Antonio and transferred to the University Park Post Office where he retired in 2008 with a total of 47 years of service as a United States Postal Worker.

Louis became a lifetime member of the St. Luke Catholic Men's Club here in San Antonio, a Prince Hall Mason (Victory Lodge #23 F&A.M. District of Columbia), and a lifetime member of St. James A.M.E. Church as and active member of the choir, Steward Board and Trustee Board. He was dependable and worked side by side with his "father figure", Mr. Arlester Graham wherever needed in and outside of and around church. When he laughed it came from deep within and it was evident upon first impact that Louis had a certain wit and characteristic about him that was like none other. He was definitively and fondly known for his mouth watering brisket and "special" barbecue sauce which he carefully prepared and shared with those he loved, often.

Louis is preceded in death by both his parents, Mrs. Sarah E. Lowery Davis and Louis C. Davis, grandparents, Professor and Mrs Thomas L. Lowery, Sr., aunts, Minnie Emily Huckabye, Thomasine Grant, Flossye May Rogers and uncle, Thomas L. Lowery, Jr. He leaves to cherish his memory his son, Louis L. "Buddy", Davis Jr. of Washington, D.C., a devoted sister, Madelyn L. Davis Gardner, nieces, Cynthia Diane and Kimberly Anne Gardner, great niece, Zoe Zahara Anderson Gardner, numerous cousins in Baltimore, Maryland, Washington D.C. and London, Ohio, father figure and friend, Mr. Arlester Graham, God-brother, Dale Lamski, of Lincoln, Nebraska and Ricky Bullock of San Antonio, Texas, dear friends, Mr. Joe Jordon of Seguin, Texas, Janie Brown of Silver Springs, Maryland and many other friends and extended family.

Funeral Home:
Sutton-Sutton & Woodard's Mortuary
320 S WW White Road
San Antonio, TX
US 78219

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