Obituary Details

Brian Edward Davis

August 18, 1995 - June 22, 2017

Birthplace & Residence

Information withheld per family request

Visitation

Location:
Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
Date:
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Time:
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Mass

Location:
St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
Date:
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
Service Time:
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Cemetery

Information withheld per family request

Notes

** IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, a go fund me account has been set up to establish a memorial at sea in Brian’s name http://gofundme.com/bsxc2-brian-davis-memorial-fund

Lover of life and outdoor water sports, Brian Davis, age 21 died June 22, 2017 in a scuba diving accident off the coast of North Carolina.

Born and raised in Raleigh, a Leesville High School graduate and recent college graduate of UNC – Wilmington, Brian had a love for water related activities his entire life. As a young child Brian spent countless weekends and summers at Lake Gaston. Brian led an active life and played for the High School tennis team where teachers, parents, friends recognized him as a hard-working, conscientious and dedicated individual whose energy and joy was contagious through his brilliant smiles.

Brian was living his dream in Wilmington which started early with attendance in childhood summer programs associated through UNC-W. This is where his passion grew toward marine life sciences and Scuba diving. As a young adult, while living in Wilmington and attending UNC-W, Brian found the passion of spearfishing and free diving and as a freshman Brian founded the UNC-W charter of the Spearfishing Club.

Brian learned the joy of cooking creatively from his Dad, and loved sharing his culinary creations with his friends and family, often cooking whatever fish was his very own fresh catch of the day. Brian’s interests outdoors were wide, he enjoyed fishing, bike riding, duck hunting, snow skiing, water skiing and wake boarding, but his passion was with the sea in Wrightsville and free diving with his friends.

Brian was an entertaining conversationalist and brightened the lives to anyone in his presence. Brian recognized the presence of God in his life and it was evident that God’s love showed clearly through him and those that loved him. Brian loved and shared much time with his brother, Kevin, as a true and life-long friend.

Brian worked many part time jobs as a student and was so excited as a recent college graduate to begin full time employment at a local company in Wilmington starting a new chapter in his life.

Brian is survived by parents, Kathy and Charles Davis, brother, Kevin Davis of Raleigh, and his loving girlfriend, Gabriela Madeira of Wilmington.
Grandmother, Carmen Davis of Danville, VA
Aunts and Uncles:
Liz and Kevin Lancos of Ellicott City, MD, Steve and Sheila Darwin of Morristown NJ, Mark and Kristen Darwin of Monkton, MD, Sue and Jim Walters of Denver, NC, Joanna and Mark Stephanos of Chattanooga, TN
Cousins:
Ryan Reardon, Sara Cooke, Kelsey Lancos, Julie Batson, Timmy Darwin, Julie Darwin, Caroline Darwin, Becca Darwin, Will Yeatts and Hannah Yeatts

** IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, a go fund me account has been set up to establish a memorial at sea in Brian’s name http://gofundme.com/bsxc2-brian-davis-memorial-fund
Posted by:
Debra Brown
Posted on:
July 2, 2017
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Yvonne Wyche
Posted on:
June 27, 2017
Thinking of you and your family during this very difficult time.
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Yvonne Wyche
Posted on:
June 27, 2017
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ellen guinee
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June 27, 2017
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Stephen C. Harper
Posted on:
June 27, 2017
To Brian's family and friends:
I am truly saddened by your loss. I had the pleasure of having Brian in two of my entrepreneurship classes this past year. His interest in entrepreneurship was evident in the business plan he prepared and presented to me. His passion for everything related to the ocean was contagious. He had a trademark smile and will be missed by those who were fortunate to know him.
Steve Harper, Professor of Entrepreneurship, UNC Wilmington
Posted by:
Lynn Harris
Posted on:
June 27, 2017
Kathy,

I realize I have not had the chance to speak with you in a long time, but I was so very saddened when I saw the news of Brian's passing. I know words are of little comfort, but I am so deeply sorry for your loss. Jon and I will pray that God helps you and your family heal during this very difficult time.

Lynn and Jon Harris
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Lynn Everett
Posted on:
June 27, 2017
Charles and Kathy,
We remember meeting Brian at LGFC. Such a handsome and courteous young man!
Words cannot express our sorrow. Please know that you guys are in our thoughts and prayers.
Roy and Lynn Everett
Lake Gaston
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Barry Richmond
Posted on:
June 27, 2017
Hey Carmen. This is Barry. Just letting you know we are praying for comfort and peace for you and your entire family.
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Amy Gleason
Posted on:
June 27, 2017
I am so very sorry to hear about Brian. We are thinking of you and praying. Wish we could be there to give you hugs in person, but we are sending virtual hugs.
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Lynne Freeman
Posted on:
June 27, 2017
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Ruby Wells
Posted on:
June 26, 2017
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Shelly Reathaford
Posted on:
June 26, 2017
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Lynn Trefzger
Posted on:
June 26, 2017
Kathy and Family,
We are deeply sorry for your loss. We remember Brian well from York Elementary and tennis. He was such a wonderful young man and our prayers are with you and your family.
The Trefzger Family
Posted by:
Lynn Trefzger
Posted on:
June 26, 2017
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Jyothsna Gade
Posted on:
June 26, 2017
Dear Kathy and family -

Words cannot express the tragedy and your loss. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers sent your way.

- Jyothsna Gade
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Pam Carroll
Posted on:
June 26, 2017
Words cannot adequately express the sorrow I feel for your loss. Kathy, you and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Pam Carroll
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Cindy Campbell
Posted on:
June 26, 2017
Sending prayers out to the family at this time. Brian is going to be missed at Lake Gaston where I remember watching him grow up over the past few years.
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Cindy Campbell
Posted on:
June 26, 2017
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Cory Cooper
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June 26, 2017
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Wanda Bourque
Posted on:
June 26, 2017
Kathy and family -
I am so saddened by the loss of your beloved son Brian. There are no words that can express my deepest sympathy to you. I am keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time!

Wanda Bourque
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Colleen Apicella
Posted on:
June 26, 2017
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Dan Velazquez
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June 26, 2017
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Dan
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June 26, 2017
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Stephanie Hawkins
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June 26, 2017
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Bentley
Posted on:
June 25, 2017
Dear Davis Family,
Our hearts our breaking for you all in this tragic loss. I remember Brian from his days at York Elementary School. We are sending you all lots of love and prayers.
Lots of love,
Ms. Osterhoff and the York Elementary Family
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alison dinerstein
Posted on:
June 25, 2017
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Louise Collins
Posted on:
June 25, 2017
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this most difficult time. May you be comforted by happy memories of your son.

Rod and Louise Collins
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Sam Ball
Posted on:
June 25, 2017
Sending prayers to your family, girlfriend, and closest friends, Brian. Here are a few pictures from our 8th-grade year (which was clearly our prime attractive year). I wish I had gotten to see more of you during our college years, but I'm so happy knowing you lived such a fun and adventurous life. I know you're up in heaven looking down on those you love.
Posted by:
Mark McLamb
Posted on:
June 24, 2017
I taught Brian when he was a freshman at LR and I remember his big smile smile the most. He was always smiling. It is easy to forget students when you teach thousands of students, but I vividly remember Brian. He was a very likable young man and I was very saddened to hear he passed.
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lecia
Posted on:
June 24, 2017
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lecia
Posted on:
June 24, 2017
Kathy, Charles, and Kevin,

I am so sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying for strength and peace for you and that wonderful memories bring you some comfort.

Love,
Lecia
Posted by:
Subodh Salwekar
Posted on:
June 24, 2017
Kathy,

I am so sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

-Subodh
Posted by:
Paul Edge
Posted on:
June 24, 2017
Sarah and I send our love and hugs to Kathy and family. Words are inadequate but know we are thinking of you and stand ready to help however we can.
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Abhi Sindhwani
Posted on:
June 24, 2017
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Jay Abbott
Posted on:
June 24, 2017
Dear Kathy and all the Davis family,
We pray for God's peace to be with your family during this time of sorrow.

Jay Abbott
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LeeAnn Thomas
Posted on:
June 24, 2017
My heart is breaking for you and your family, Kathy. Sending love and healing prayers to you.
LeeAnn Thomas
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Melinda Morrison
Posted on:
June 24, 2017
Thinking of you, wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, comfort in the midst of pain. Robert and I will keep you and your family in out thoughts and prayers! - Robert and Melinda Morrison
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Melinda Morrison
Posted on:
June 24, 2017
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Laura Gray
Posted on:
June 24, 2017
Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Laura
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Lila
Posted on:
June 24, 2017
Kathy,

I am so sorry for this terrible loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May your memories of Brian, and the love of your family. surround you and give you strength and peace in the days ahead.

Lila
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Heather
Posted on:
June 23, 2017
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Visitation

Renaissance Funeral Home & Cremation Tribute Center
7615 Six Forks Rd
Raleigh, NC 27615
919-866-1866
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Mass

St. Francis of Assisi R.C. Church
11401 Leesville Road
RALEIGH, NC 27613
919-847-8205
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Cemetery

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