Photo by Crossroads News.com of Greg Davis
Greg Davis – A Foot Soldier for Justice
It is with a heavy heart that we pay tribute to Greg Davis. Joel Edwards characterized Davis as a true “Foot Soldier for Justice”.
Greg Davis died June 3rd while waiting in line to speak at the DeKalb County school budget hearing. Davis was wheeled away by paramedics to the hospital after collapsing while in line. Superintendent Michael Thurmond held a moment of silence after the incident and later announced that Davis had died.
The people who have known Greg Davis call him an “unsung hero”. He would often speak up for his co-workers at the DeKalb County school board.
Davis fought for the bus drivers, cafeteria workers, bus mechanics, etc to have better working conditions and pay. He spoke for the “lest of thee” with inspiration and conviction.
Davis served the people with a smile that would light up the room. He provided a level of security that made everyone unafraid to fight for what is right.
We want to reflex on an articles that quote Davis speaking out for his co-workers to include: DeKalb school board holds first of three public hearings on the budget by Bridgette Bonner with Dunwoody Neighbor.
WSBTV has a tribute to Greg Davis titled, “School mechanic remembered for dedication to DeKalb students.” http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/school-mechanic-remembered-dedication-dekalb-stude/nYCpM/
WSBTV highlighted the lack of mecanics caused problems for DeKalb schools.
Our prayers go out to Greg Davis and his family. We will announce funeral arrangements once the information is available.
We have an update on the funeral services for Gregory K Davis to include:
1. Service will be held on June 11, 2013 at 11am at St. Philips AME Church, 240 Candler Road SE, Atlanta, Georgia 30317.
2. A public viewing will occur from 9am to 9pm on June 10th at Gregory Levett & Sons Funeral Home, 351 North Clarendon Avenue, Scottdale, Georgia 30079. A wake takes place from 6pm to 8pm.
Please read the article printed by CrossroadsNews.com titled, “DeKalb bus mechanic remembered for standing up for co-workers, children”.