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ANDRE VINCENT DAVIS

February 19, 1955 January 12, 2017
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Andre Vincent Davis was born February 19, 1955, in Washington DC; to the late Wilmur A. Davis and Ethel A. Davis. He was the youngest of three children. Andre attended DC Public Schools from elementary to high school; graduating from Woodrow Wilson Senior High in 1973. Andre's love & passion for basketball lead him to be named MVP of the Inter High All Star East/West Basketball Tournament.

He carried the same passion with him as he entered Fisk University (HBCU) in Nashville, Tennessee on a full basketball scholarship, majoring in Business Management in 1973. In 1975, Andre transferred to Howard University, where he continued to pursue his educational studies. Basketball was one of his favorite pastimes, so Andre would often join pick-up games at Fort Davis Recreation Center and played many years in the Goodman League at the Barry Farms Dwellings. In the winter of 1979, on February 14th, Andre married Cora Ann
Twyman; and to this union his only child & most prized possession, Kamilah Nailah Davis, was born in 1980.

Andre entered the workforce as a Recreation Specialist with the D.C. Department Recreation; where he coached several championship teams. His love for gadgets & electronics eventually led him to work for the Bell Atlantic C&P Telephone Company for 10+ years, better known today as Verizon, as a certified Telecommunications Specialist. During his tenure with the phone company, he met a host of people who would become instrumental in his journey & lifelong friends. Andre closed out his professional career working on major government contracts with DynCorp and National Academy of Sciences. His knowledge and expertise put him in positions to serve as lead on several projects, to include, Telecommunications Support during the Inauguration of President George H.W. Bush in 1989 & Telecommunications Project Manager for updating the fiber optics for the communications tower in the Fourth Police District for the Metropolitan Police Department and various other projects throughout
the city.

Andre's demeanor was quiet, powerful and reserved. He could light up the room with his smile, and burst spleen's with his jokes. Andre was also very spiritual; the Holy Word of God served as important building blocks in his life. Although, a native Washingtonian; Andre, was truly a country boy at heart. He spent his summers in Lynchburg, VA, received Christ at a young age and was baptized in Forest, VA at Saint Paul Baptist Church. He later made
First Baptist Church of Highland Park, in Landover, MD his church home and after relocating to Southern Maryland he joined the Fort Washington Baptist Church, in Fort Washington, MD.

Through the course of Andre's life, there was one constant; his love for sports. He was a walking encyclopedia of sports trivia (professional, collegiate and high school statistics). Being a Washington, DC native, he loved all of the "home teams". He especially loved texting and talking to his son-in-law, Dayne Wills about the Nats, Wizards and Skins, because.they shared the same enthusiasm and knowledge.

When Andre had downtime, he spent it on the water fishing with friends, or kicking back with cousins; Karen Bivins, Ajamu Akida, John Hill, Leroy Everett, Thomas Ruffin, Mark Spann.

Andre had a life full of triumphs and amazing accolades, but none of that held a torch to his family. He loved his family dearly because they were his biggest cheerleaders. His head Cheerleaders were his Mother, Ethel Otey, his twin aunts, Edna Spann, and Arthelia Alton. From birth and beyond they served as pillars of strength and guidance. As a proud grandfather or a "happy pappy" as he would say, his face would light up when his beautiful
granddaughters, Kassidy and Alyssa entered a room. He had a special bond with his only brother Wallace L. Davis (deceased) and loved his big sister Jacqueline Harris for her giving spirit.

Andre is survived by his daughter, Kamilah Davis-Wills (Dayne) of Camp Springs, MD; two granddaughters (Kassidy and Alyssa); his mother Ethel Otey (Lyman) of Accokeek, MD, a sister Jacqueline Harris (Clinton) of Accokeek, MD; two brothers Randall Otey (Mary) of Fairfield, CA, Scott Otey (Michelle) of Endicott, NY, two nephews Jeremy Newman, Jamal Davis and one niece Ayanna Davis; and a host of family and friends.

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Visitation

Thursday

19

Jan

11:00 AM 1/19/2017 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 1/19/2017 12:00:00 PM
Fort Washington Baptist Church

11516 Fort Washington Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744

Fort Washington Baptist Church
11516 Fort Washington Road Fort Washington 20744 MD
United States

Service

Thursday

19

Jan

12:00 PM 1/19/2017 12:00:00 PM
Fort Washington Baptist Church

11516 Fort Washington Road
Fort Washington, MD 20744

Fort Washington Baptist Church
11516 Fort Washington Road Fort Washington 20744 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Thursday

19

Jan

2:30 PM 1/19/2017 2:30:00 PM
Washington National Cemetery

4101 Suitland Road
Suitland, MD 20746

Washington National Cemetery
4101 Suitland Road Suitland 20746 MD
United States
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