My Friend, My Brother, and Mighty Man of God, Lamar Davis, left this realm for the eternal on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. Lamar was a great husband and father – beside Jesus, Maude and his kids were the main thing he talked about. While he spared nothing from his family, he had great concern for people around him and was always giving of his time, talent, and treasure.
Speaking of talent, Lamar was gifted musically and shared his gift with the world, to the glory of God. His music was filled with praise and worship and was a blessing to many.
I met Lamar while we both were working at Tyson Foods. We had a great deal in common: the love of God, music, and martial arts. We had a chance to really cement our friendship when we drove together to the Tyson Leadership College.
While many knew Lamar as an anointed musician, I had the opportunity to experience the preacher in him. That Brother knew the Word of God! He knew who he was in Christ and Whose he was! Man, that trip was a two-and-a-half hour praise party each way! Lamar literally preached from 2 Corinthians 13, walking through the text with boldness, simplicity, and power!
While we were there, we broke bread together, studied the Word together, worked out and trained in Wing Chun and Jeet Kune Do together. It is rare that you get a chance to build a such a broad and deep friendship so quickly; this was truly a blessing to me!
When we returned to work, we had been transformed from mere co-workers to lifelong friends. We continued to fellowship, occasionally worshipping together and studying the Bible over lunch.
I didn’t see Lamar as much after I left Tyson. We spoke infrequently but we were always glad to hear from each other.
I thank God that Lamar was a citizen of the Kingdom of God. Because he died with Jesus and was raised with him, I know that he did not feel the sting of death and I also know the grave has no victory. I am also fully persuaded that I shall see him again someday.
On behalf of Angela, our children, myself, and the Agape Dominion Outreach family, we pray for the peace that passes all understanding for Maude, their children, and their families, in Jesus’ Name.
Lamar was loved and will be missed by many. We praise God for the blessing of his friendship while he was here.
Lamar’s Funeral Service will be held Friday, December 7, 2012 @ 10:00 AM, at the historic St. James Baptist Church, 764 W. North Street, Fayetteville, AR 72710
Memorials may be made to Lamar and Maude Davis’ children and sent to PO Box 9883 Fayetteville, AR 72703.