Craig Andre Davis, born May 29, 1955, a native of Houston, Texas, went from labor to reward on December 14, 2013. He was a quiet hard-working man who devoted his life to his family, church and community.|
He attended schools in HISD and was a 1973 graduate of Sterling High School. He received his bachelors of Science degree in Pharmacy from Texas Southern University in 1979 and continued to support the School of Pharmacy Alumni. He was a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. At TSU, he met the love of his life, his wife, Linda Marie. Mrs. Davis is a pharmacist at the Michael E. Debakey Veteran Affairs Medical Center.
He accepted Christ at an early age. He was baptized at Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church; then under the leadership of the late Rev. J.J. Roberson. He worked diligently on the Usher Board, served with the Young Brotherhood, and sang in the Tiny Tots and Youth Choirs. Shortly after marriage, his family joined Brentwood Baptist Church, (Dr. Ralph Ratliff, Pastor). He was a dutiful member of the Usher Board and made generous donations to the scholarship fund annually. His desire was to serve mankind and demonstrate the compassion of Christ whenever possible.
Craig and his wife became the first Black independent Medicine Shoppe franchise owners in Houston. Their business in the corner of the Fiesta store on Mykawa Road flourished and made a difference in the lives of those who crossed its path.
Mr. Davis was also a board member and treasurer of Keeping Abreast of Your Health, a non-profit organization that educates and encourages those affected by breast cancer.
The memories of Craig will be cherished by his devoted wife, Linda, his sons-Edwin Ratliff and Asa George Davis.
Treasured memoirs are forever resting on the hearts of his mother, Fannie Davis (mother-in-law, Rita Van); his siblings-Michael, Carolyn, Gerald, Cheryl, Karen Swanson, Alfreda, Willie, Donna Conner a host of family, godchildren and friends.
Viewing of Mr. Craig A. Davis will be available Friday, December 20, 2013 from 12 Noon to 7PM at McCoy and Harrison Funeral Home, 4918 Martin Luther King Blvd, Houston, TX 77021. A wake will follow from 7-8Pm.
A memorial service to celebrate Craig's life will be held at Brentwood Baptist Church, 13033 Landmark Dr, Houston, TX 77045 on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 11:00AM.
Published in Houston Chronicle on Dec. 20, 2013