Joseph Alonzo Davis, affectionately known as “UNCLE JOE” was born on
January 9, 1957, in Salem, New Jersey to Willie McBride and the late
Thomasina Stephens. Joey passed away suddenly with his family by his side
after a brief period of illness.
Joey received his secondary education through the Penns Grove and Camden
City School System. He graduated from Camden High School in Camden, New
Jersey. While in high school, he was a track Star and coached the “All Girls’
Team.” Joey found a way to further his education at Cheyney University in
Pennsylvania, earning his Bachelor Degree in Business.
Joey accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior many years ago. His Tag-Line when
hanging up from the phone was, “I love you and God bless you.”
He worked as the Director of Operations for DARE Academy in Camden, New
Jersey, until he passed. He was very dedicated to his job, which he called his,
“Wife”. Joey worked at Job Corps where he was a motivational speaker to the
inner-city youth, teaching them how to live a better life or how to make better
choices in life. Joey also worked in Food Services as a Manager overseeing
many locations most of his career.
Joey was a loyal and dependable man, with many, many, excellent qualities. He
made everyone feel important -- whether they were big or small, everyone was
treated the same and were all special to him.
Throughout his life, Joey went through many things, but he always remained
humble and wore a smile.
Joey is predeceased by his mother, Thomasina, stepfather, Dennis,Sr.,
daughter, Lavincey “Sheaky”, son, Joseph A. Davis, Jr. “JD”, sisters, Sherrie,
Sandra Jean, and Diane, brothers, Willie, Carther, Kernell, Freddie, and Dennis,
Aunt Pauline and Uncle Butch.
Joey leaves to cherish his memories, his father, Willie McBride, (2) sons, Rakim,
Sr., “Rocky” and Mahaaj, “MJ”, (1) daughter, Kamia, (5) grandchildren, Nyiasa,
Rakim Jr., Mia, Zion, and Josiah, (5) sisters Glendora, Almetta, Denise, Roslyn,
and Mardivon, and (6) brothers Dennis Jr., Marc Thomas, Robert Matthew,
Cornell, Nathan, and Matt, aunts and uncles and a host of nieces, great-nieces,
nephews, great-nephews, many, many cousins, a special cousin, Elkinah Smith,
and a very special friend, Anthony “Man Cakes” Ways.
“Uncle Joe”, you left us way too soon and you will always be remembered.
We Love You!!!
Loving Submitted, The Family