Cover photo for ROY LINZY DAVIS's Obituary
1953 ROY 2023


July 9, 1953 — August 30, 2023

Celebration of Life


Mr. Roy Linzy Davis


Sunrise July 09, 1953                                                         Sunset August 30, 2023



Roy Davis was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on July 09, 1953 to the late JC Davis and Ruby McGowan Davis. Roy passed away on August 30,2023 in Grand Prairie, TX.  He was raised and educated in Flint, Michigan. He graduated from Flint Northern High School, class of 1971.  He attended Mott College and worked at General Motors of Flint, Michigan.  During his youth, Roy enjoyed playing marbles, attending school and driving cars.  He was always there to help those in need and greeted everyone he met with a smile.  Roy truly enjoyed life and was full of laughter and joy.  He was a great problem solver if you needed help solving a problem, Roy was that guy.  He loved sporting his

clothes, shoes, hats and sunglasses. He deeply loved his family and friends.



Roy leaves to cherish a large family including his wife Mrs. Providencia Biagas Davis, Grand Prairie, TX,  children: daughters, Javonka S. Thorns, Erica D. Thompson ; sons, Johann S Thorns and JaRoy L Davis, all of Flint, Michigan.  Sisters, Betty J Thomas, Atlanta, GA, Mary L McGruder, Elgin, IL and Euradell Davis, Rocky Hill, CT, Tammy Jackson, New Orleans, LA, Yolanda Davis, McComb, MS. brothers, Clinton Davis, Anderson, IN, and Larry Davis, New Orleans, LA, Mitchell Jackson, Denton, TX. Special friends Janis Thorns, Flint MI.  Many, many grandchildren, nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.


Roy is preceded in death by his parents the late JC and Ruby L McGowan Davis, his grandparents Smiley J and Vivian Birteal McGowan.  Brother Garfield Davis, nephew Derrick Fuller, and stepson Reginald Biagas as well as many uncles, aunts, nieces and nephews.


Special thanks to Sheldon T Banks Funeral Home, Flint, MI, Golden Gate Funeral Home Crematory Services, Dallas, TX and Arlington Memorial Hospital Emergency room staff.




My Last Request

Please don’t say that I gave up

Just say that I gave in.

Don’t say I lost the battle,

For it was God’s war to lose or win.

Please don’t say how good I was

But that I did my best

Just say I tried to what’s right

To give the most I could, not to do less.

Please don’t give me wings or judgement

That is for God to do.

I want no more than deserved

No extras, just my due.

Please don’t give me flowers or talk in harsh tone.

Don’t be concerned about me now

I’m well with God.


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