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Archie Leon Davis “Flea”

April 16, 2022

Obituary

 
Home Going Celebration for Archie Leon Davis
 
Archie Leon Davis, a.k.a. “Flea”, was born on November 29, 1962 in Trenton New Jersey. He departed this life on April 16, 2022, at Clover Meadows Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Leon, as he was affectionately known, was educated in the Trenton Public Schools, and graduated from Trenton High School with the Class of 1980.
 
Leon, enlisted into the U.S. Navy in September of 1980 and served as an Electrical/Mechanical Equipment Repairman. During his term of service, he sailed from coast to coast from Europe, Asia, Australia, to Antarctica on the USS Vancouver and the USS New Jersey. Leon was honorably discharged in July of 1986 and received the Armed Forces Service Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon. He became a lifetime member of the Veteran Foreign Wars Post 7298 in Ewing, New Jersey, and of the American Legion Post 414 in Lawrenceville, New Jersey.
 
Upon completing his military service, Leon was employed as a Sterile Processing Technician at Mercer Hospital in Trenton, New Jersey and later advanced his professional career and became a proud employee of the State of New Jersey’s Ann Klein Forensic Center in Trenton, New Jersey, where he served as a Senior Medical Security Officer and later retired in 2018 and remained affiliated with the American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (AFSCME) Union.
 
Leon was the epitome of a social butterfly and was admired by many for his charisma, good heart, and funny sense of humor. Leon loved his family and was fondly known as Pop Pop to his granddaughters and loved spending quality time with them. He also loved spending time with his friends, namely the HK crew. Some of his hobbies included, drumming, boxing, photography, miniature car racing, dancing, listening to House music, and cooking—he was well known for his tender and juicy steaks.
 
Leon was predeceased by his sister Cassandra Shyrell Davis, his father Archie Lee Davis, his mother Lee Odell Davis, his sister Genethia Faye Jones, and his favorite nephew Jermaine Lee Dean.
 
Leon leaves to cherish his precious memories, his loving wife and high school sweetheart Danita "Lisa" Saunders-Davis, Ewing, NJ, his stepchildren Talaya Cash-Sloan (Trey), Houston, TX, and Michael Williams (Shirley) Ewing, NJ; his sisters Cora McKoy, Clayton, NC, and Lucretia Davis, Trenton, NJ; his stepbrothers Michael Richardson, Arlington, TX, Nathan Davis, Kennet Square, PA, Kent Davis, Okmulgee, OK, Randall Merritt, Vista, VA, Randolph Merritt, Jersey City, NJ; mother-in-law Carole Day, Willingboro, NJ; sisters in-law Kim Walker, Pennington, NJ and Dawn Reaves (Chuck), Willingboro, NJ; brothers-in-law Harold Jones, Hamilton, NJ, Leroy Saunders Jr. (Maria)., Pemberton, NJ, and Stephon Hutton (Kecia), nieces and nephews Harold Jones III (Makeda), Niya Davis-Campbell, Dontaé Jones, Aneira Lei Davis, Azir Smith, Azahya Smith, Javon Austin, Alfred Harold Jones IV, Mila Love Jones, Dominique Saunders, Nyeshia Saunders, Mariah McKoy ; granddaughters Baylee Sloan, Bella Sloan, A’laya Williams, and A’lani Williams, a host of other nieces, nephews, cousins, uncles, aunts, and amazing friends.
 
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Funeral service will be 12pm Monday, May 2, 2022 at Calvary Pentecostal Church, 471 Parkway Ave., Trenton, NJ 08618. Calling hours will be 10am until the time of service. Interment will be at Washington Crossing​ National Cemetery, Newtown, PA.  Arrangements are by Hughes Funeral Home.
 

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Monday
May 2, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Calvary Pentecostal Church (471 Parkway Ave, Trenton)

Funeral Service
Monday
May 2, 2022

12:00 PM
Calvary Pentecostal Church (471 Parkway Ave, Trenton)

Interment

Washington Crossing National Cemetery Newtown

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