Reginald Orlando Davis, affectionately known to many family and friends as “Reggie”, was born April 17, 1959, in Manhattan, New York to Elizabeth Smith Davis and the late Rufus O. Davis. Reginald was called home to glory on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 in Charlotte, NC at the age of sixty-two.
Reginald grew up in the Cambria Heights neighborhood of NY and attended the public schools of Queens County and later attended Andrew Jackson High School with his three siblings where he became a proud graduate. He was extremely passionate about his “Cambria Heights Family”. He loved his community and his attractive and charismatic personality, which made it easy to connect with others. He was personable with everyone in the neighborhood and remembered everyone on a first name basis.
After High School he became the father of three beautiful girls; Tianika, Shanettea and Renee. In the 80’s, he decided to leave Cambria Heights, NY and return to his roots in North Carolina. He frequently visited and stayed in contact with many friends of Cambria Heights and 231st surroundings, always excited for the Annual reunions. Both, mother and father were from North Carolina as well and here he reconnected with many long distant relatives. Reggie was no stranger to work and spent most of his years making sure he did just that.
Reggie made himself a “home” in Charlotte North Carolina and doing so he learned that being a Chef/Cook was what he loved best to do. He mostly liked to grill and would be the first to be called on to do so. As long as he had “some music” he was all in! As he continued this journey of life he was diagnosed with Heart Disease and had to make life changes. In Charlotte is where he settled and called home until his final days here on earth.
He was known as “The Cool One” no matter where he was and what crowd he was around. Whenever you saw him he’d say “Man…. I been chilling.” Because of his outgoing and down to earth personality he will be remembered as just that. His spirit allowed him to be able to get along with anyone that he was around and have a good time. Clowning, joking, and having a good time was the life he encouraged everybody to live; be drama free. If you didn’t he had no problem giving you that infamous line, “Man it’s bout time for me to get out of here, I’mma holla at you later aight.” As family and friends reflect and take in the many memories he has left us with. We know that he lived his life loving his family and friends with all his might. There isn’t anything he wouldn’t do for us…If you didn’t mind him being a little late! All in all he’d be there and today we come together to in return recognize him and shower him with love. As we lay him to rest today, we know he is not here in the flesh but his spirit will never leave us.
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