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Sunday October 11th, 2020
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Dr. Jerome Irvin "Jerry" DavisDr. Jerome Irvin “Jerry” Davis, 73, of Greensboro, passed away on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital. A celebration of his life will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, October 11, 2020 at Wilkerson Funeral Home. Jerry was born in Guilford County to the late Kirby and Claire Huneycutt Davis. He graduated from Wake Forest University and Bowman Gray School of Medicine. He was a kind and caring physician with a positive attitude and a smile for everyone and impacted the life of others through his work with NC Physicians Health Program “PHP” and Fellowship Hall. He was an active member at West Market United Methodist Church, where he participated in various programs. He was a proud Demon Deacon Fan and loved golf. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Christopher Davis and sister, Joan Davis Matheny. Survived by wife, Cathy Davis; daughter, Abbey; and grandson, Braxton; nieces, Betsy Driskell and Margaret Ray; and nephew Tripp Matheny. The family would like to thank the caring professionals at Wesley Long and Moses Cone Hospitals who showed Jerry respect, compassion, and extraordinary care. Anyone wishing to make a contribution please consider, Fellowship Hall, 5140 Dunston Road, Greensboro, NC 27405, West Market Church, 302 W. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27401 or charity of one’s choice.
Before became an accomplished physician, he was an amazing musician. We made some great entertainment together.Love old friend. Love you man
John Ross Oct 22 2020 8:45 PM
Jerry was a year ahead if me in high school...he always had a smile on his face and a kind word to say.He was a true Southern Gentleman.May you rest on Peace.
Joyce harrelson hale Oct 12 2020 6:42 PM
Jerry was our doctor at Battleground Urgent Care. We fell in love with him immediately. He was caring, friendly, and always available to help when we needed him. We ran into him and Cathy over the years and always saw a big smile on Jerry's face. He was a true jewel of a man and he will be missed greatly. Kelly and John Starkey
Kelly & John Starkey Oct 12 2020 8:55 AM
I am so sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. He will definitely be missed. I notice most everyone who has posted has mentioned his smile and he was always smiling. He was an extremely kind and loving person and I feel very fortunate to have had him in my live over the years. Rita Huneycutt
Rita Huneycutt Oct 12 2020 7:32 AM
A candle was lit in memory of Dr. Jerome Davis
Wendy Huffman Oct 12 2020 5:21 AM
Jerry's passing evokes so many treasured memories of our friendship in our teens We rode to and from school together for five years, perfected our dance steps at the Legion Hut on Thursday nights, fretted over Latin class, SAT's, and getting our driver's license. We actually thought it was appropriate to dye our hair jet black to perform in a Hawaiian themed event! Jerry was so bright and talented, fun to be with, had such enthusiasm for friends and the future. So many possibilities lay ahead for all of us! I am so grateful to have reconnected with Jerry at our class reunions and catch up on our stories and share happy memories of the past. Those days long ago were such a gift that enriched our lives, and I will always remember Jerry as a dear friend who made a difference in my life and so many others. His light shines on... Marcia Marcus Anthony
Marcia Marcus Anthony Oct 10 2020 11:51 AM
Met Dr. Davis at the Hall. I was lost and scared! He immediately gave me laughter and hope. What a gift that was!! Im praying for your comfort and Gods peace during this time.
Heather Wallave Oct 10 2020 1:05 AM
I had the pleasure of meeting Dr. D at one of my most lonely and frightening periods, this was Feb. 2016 when I was brought into his office at Fellowship Hall. He looked up from his chair and said, "Stop right there, and watch this! He stretched his legs out and spun around without hitting anything. And then said to me, "if you stay clean and sober, one day you too can have an office big enough to spin in your chair with your legs outstretched. Right then and there I made a friend for life and he always picked the phone up when I called. Love you Dr. D!
Ed L. Oct 9 2020 5:51 PM
Dear Cathy I was shocked to learn of Jerrys passing when I stopped by the Carriage House on Wednesday. The staff let me know because they knew you and I were friends from long ago days at Carolina Antique Mall. I remember you telling me he was ill last time I saw you in Raleigh and had thought I have not seen you stop by my shop in a while but attributed it to the pandemic. Robert and I are thinking of you in this difficult time and hope peace comes soon to you and your family. Love, Lynne & Robert Knowles Raleigh
Lynne Knowles Oct 9 2020 9:12 AM
We are so very sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Wishing Cathy & family much peace during this difficult time. Rob&Neal
robert neal fine Oct 9 2020 6:11 AM