Wayne Davis, Camden housing agency staffer

Posted: June 05, 2014

Wayne B. Davis, 68, of Camden, a former worker at the Housing Authority of the City of Camden, died of heart failure Thursday, May 29, at home.

He was a brother of Camden community activist Mangaliso Davis.

Wayne Davis graduated in 1958 from St. Bartholomew Catholic School in Camden and served in the Army in Vietnam, where he earned a Purple Heart, a daughter, Tammy Scarborough, said.

Mr. Davis worked first for Campbell Soup Co., then for ABC Bus Co., and then for the Housing Authority, from which he retired in the mid-2000s, she said.

He was a Mason.

Besides his daughter, Mr. Davis is survived by son Shomari; daughters Robin Freeman, Saundra, Mia, and Lashaje Stanley; two sisters; and three brothers.

A viewing was set from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, June 5, at First Refuge Baptist Church, 1479 Kaighns Ave., Camden, before an 11 a.m. funeral service there, with burial in Brig. Gen. William C. Doyle Memorial Cemetery, Wrightstown.

Donations may be sent to a charity of one's choice.

Condolences may be offered to the family at www.mayfuneralhomes.com.


wnaedele@phillynews.com

610-313-8134 @WNaedele

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