Maurice Elliott Davis was born August 3, 1962, at 317th Tactical Hospital of the United States Air Force in Evreux, France when his father was serving in the military. He was called home to glory on May 26, 2022. He had recently returned to Sacramento and quickly reestablished his connection with the community that was his home for over 40 years. Upon his return he reconnected with old classmates and friends, and regularly stopped by Louâs Burgers for the monthly meetup.
Maurice was the third son and sixth child born to the late James and Helen (Lawery) Davis. He completed his education at Highlands High school graduating in 1980. After graduating from high school, he began his higher education journey at American River College earning his Associates Degree in Electronic Technology. He briefly served in the California Air National Guard. Later he continued his higher education at The University of Phoenix working on a Bachelor Degree in Business.
Maurice was a devoted father to his three children (Jaymison, Aaliyah, & Jonatae) and Papa to his three granddaughters. He looked forward to spending weekends with his oldest granddaughter, Nevaeh who lives here in Sacramento. Maurice enjoyed several past times including music, electronics, sports and working on projects; and especially loved spending time with his family and friends. During football season it was not uncommon for him to have two televisions going, which would allow him to enjoy two different games being played. Anyone that knew him would be able to tell you he was a diehard Raider fan, Silver and Black all day every day. All you would have to say to him was âJust Win Babyâ and he would show you a smile. He also loved to create something out of nothing. He fashioned a âHello Kittyâ themed bedroom design for his youngest daughter, Jonatae. His most recent project was putting together a âFrozenâ dresser for his granddaughter Nevaeh.
Maurice worked in the multimedia industry for over 40 years. He was a Media Service Technician for Regal Cinema Group. For over 15 years he coached youth sports in the Sacramento community. He coached Pop Warner football and later coached basketball with the Salvation Army. One of the greatest titles he held near and dear to his heart was being called âCoach Moâ.
In addition to his parents, Maurice was predeceased by his twin brothers, Stanley and Sterling, nephews Jonathan Davis and Joshua Cashwell. Surviving are his children, son Jaymison , daughters Aaliyah âJazâ and Jonatae ; granddaughters Nevaeh Davis, Amaiyah and Briana Tolentino; brother Reginald âTonyâ (Rashanda) Davis; sisters Jacqueline (Joseph Jr. Bennett, Shaunda and Jaime Davis and bonus sister Debbie Antoine Cashwell; godsister LaTonjaa Austin; nephews Jared Cashwell, Alonzo (JâVaughn) Nash, Darryl (Shelena) Bennett; nieces Nicole (Will) Rogers, Chasnynie (Linfred) Lewers, Kimisha Lankford, Danyelle Bennett, Karen (Jeremy) Riley; great nephews Kephland âJaâQuariusâ Davis, Rasheen Riley, Jomad Bennett; great nieces Addison Lewers, Jaylah Lewers, Autumn Bennett, Toija Bennett, Akirah Maloney; great-great nephew Kayden Davis; great-great niece Janaya Davis and a host of other relatives and friends. Maurice will be missed by all who knew and loved him.