Todd Davis , 17, unexpectedly went home
to be with his Lord and Savior early Sunday morning July, 28, 2013. Born on September 2, 1995, Elijah was a
strong and loving young man. He was
passionate about life and all he did. He had just graduated from Mount
Mansfield Union High School in June.
musical ability. He was an amazing
drummer and loved to play in church. He
adored and tormented his high school band director Mary Bauer and still received
the Mount Mansfield Union High School’s Music Department Award at his honors
night. Elijah was an active leader in his church Youth Group at Jericho
Congregational Church spending many hours singing, worshiping and playing his
beloved drums. He was a gifted speaker
and this was evident during his senior testimony at church.
began playing lacrosse in the 5th grade and continued throughout
high school. He loved the sport and
considered his team part of his family. Elijah
also loved the challenging demands in wrestling and was a part of the team for
2 years. This experience helped him get
and stay in physical shape. Being in top shape was important to Elijah. He was proud to have enlisted in the United
States Marine Corps and was scheduled to head to boot camp, at Parris Island on
September 2, his 18th birthday.
parents Gary and Tammy Davis. His siblings; Chelsea (Davis) and Adam Brittain
of Biddeford, Maine, Clarissa, Cedric, Christiana, and Eleanor. He was predeceased by his pateral
grandparents, Clayton and Shirley Davis of Jericho and maternal grandmother
Lynne C. Searle of MA. He leaves many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Elijah also leaves his beloved girlfriend
Crystal Lanpher and friend Thomas Meyer: as well as his many other dear
home at in Jericho, Vermont on Tuesday, July 30, 2013
from 3:00 – 6:00 pm. Funeral services
will be on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 at 10:00 am at Jericho Congregational
Church on the green in Jericho Center, Vermont. Burial will be in the Pleasant
View Cemetery immediately following the service. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Elijah Davis Memorial
Fund c/o Merchants Bank, P.O. Box 369, Jericho, Vermont.
Lil' Martha says
How kind of you to share these photos, words and scriptures! I am praying for you all! Love, Martha
Tammy and Family: I was taken away by the news of the loss of your son. I cannot imagine what you and your family are going through, but I would like you to know that you are in my thoughts. This is something no parent should ever have to endure. I have 15 year old twin girls and every day, every moment is truly a gift. Please accept my sympathy. Your faith will get you through this. You certainly have been tested these past months.
Take care of you. Miss you.
Jodie Hastings Federowicz
May the God of all goodness and grace pour out His peace upon you all and comfort you with a strong sense of His presence as you make your difficult journey through this devastating grief.
Tammy and family,
Thank you for being beautiful witnesses to faith even in the midst of the most powerful sorrow. We love you all and are praying for God's mercy and grace to envelope you.
"This is what it means to be held
How it feels, when the sacred is torn from your life
And you survive
This is what it is to be loved and to know
That The Promise was that when everything fell
We'd be held"
I love this song. We played your hands at his funeral. . .
Tammy, Gary and Family….
I don't know what words to put down that might help to ease your pain even a little in this time of sorrow and grief. We wish we could be there to give you hugs and comfort in person, but unfortunately are not going to be able to.
We send our Love and Prayers to all of you,
Barb, Jim & Christina Karl
Dear Davis Family,
We are keeping you in our prayers. Your faith is inspirational and may your faith in God continue to comfort you and give you strength.
Michael Csele and Maria Rinaldi
Sarah McChicken says
The photo of the sunrise– I can see a perfectly shaped heart in that new beginning. I suppose God is clearly showing His sovereignty in that sunrise… His beauty and grace are always there, even in the toughest of times. Praying for blessings and comfort for you all.
All of my love,
Dear Tammy and Gary and family, Our hearts are praying for yours. Our Youth Group and church at West Rockport Maine are also praying. What blessing that you can find refuge in God – He is our rock and fortress – especially in the midst of such pain.
Clarissa, I know the pain of losing a big brother. Thurs Aug 1 is the 19th year since mine died in a like accident – only he was cutting down a tree, 12:30 pm. My parent's had visitors here in Maine. I had visitors in VT -Ed and Ilene arrived just as I learned the news. I pray for your sister heart. May you know God's gentle touch and also his firm grip that never lets you go, even when you can't hold on. He holds on tightly to his children, never letting them fall. Psalm 46:10 Be still and know that I am God.
Praying for each of you. The Maine Chases – Greg and Cheryl and Girls
John Kent says
Tammy and Gary,
Susan, Jennifer, Abigail and I all grieve with you. Thank you for showing your faith and perseverance during this difficult time.
Your faith is a gift to all of us.
John and Susan Kent. Palo Alto CA
Abby Kent. Bozeman, Mt
Jennifer Kent Pocatello ID
Sending much love and light to you on the loss of your beautiful son, who clearly has been the light of your lives. He and my son share a September 2nd birthday. Your loss brings home to our hearts how blessed we are each day, for we know not what tomorrow will bring, though we know who will bring us through whatever comes.
With prayers for your comfort in this difficult time.
Thank you for sharing. I didn't know your son but feel I do with all the love….My heart goes out to your family….Treasure your wonderful memories….
My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God Bless and keep Elijah, and may He help you all through this difficult time.
Shawn Deny says
He leaves many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Elijah also leaves his beloved girlfriend Crystal Lanpher and friend Thomas Meyer: as well as his many other dear friends.