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Davis, Hazell

Hazell Davis, age 72, of Orrville, died Wednesday, August 12, 2020, at University Hospital in Cleveland, following a sudden illness.

Hazell was born on August 23, 1947, in Prattville, Alabama, to the late Major and Adell (Howard) Davis. He married Gladys Chesterfield on June 26, 1971, at the CMA Church in Orrville.

He worked as a Cooler Palletizer for Smith Foods in Orrville where he owned his own honorary hook. He retired in 2015 after 49 years of service.

Hazell was a member of True Church House of Prayer to All Nations in Orrville under the leadership of the late Bishop Pullie Howard, where he served in numerous capacities including Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, District and State Superintendent and Church Treasurer. Hazell had a powerful testimony on how the Lord saved and filled him with the Holy Ghost. He was given the anointing works “quality me at confirmation. He enjoyed old Westerns, game shows, fishing, and taking a good nap. He loved helping others, working on cars with his brother-in-law, and spending time with his family laughing and having a good time.

Surviving are his wife, Gladys Davis; three children, Timothy Davis of Orrville, Shawnta (Omar) Williams of Akron, and Jeremy (Tiffany) Davis of Dalton; grandchildren, Kierra, Makenna, and Jaiden; three God-sons, Andrew Robinson of Cleveland, Jerome Florence, Jr. of PA, and Pierre Davis of GA; God-daughter, Aralynn Murillo of Orrville; four siblings, Luella Myers of Akron, Mazelle Florence of Orrville, Annabelle Williams of Wooster, and Astoria (Cardell) Fields of Orrville; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, family and friends.

He was preceded in death by Major and Adell Davis, sisters, Janet Davis and Pearlie Mae Norfolk.

Friends may call on Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at True Church House of Prayer, 737 Buckeye Street, Orrville, from 11:00 am to 11:45 pm.

Services will follow at 12:00 Noon on Wednesday, at True Church, with Bishop Thomas Askin officiating. Burial will take place at the Crown Hill Cemetery in Orrville.

The family has chosen to have a public event. Although funeral events are exempt from current gathering limitations, the risk of virus transmission from one person to another is much higher at a public event. Visitors are asked to wear masks, practice social distancing, and adhere to the posted signs and spacing limitations. Seating may be limited.

Memorials may be made to True Church House of Prayer, 737 Buckeye Street, Orrville, OH, 44667.

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