Donations to the Elijah Davis Memorial Fund can be made to:
Fidelity Charitable Gift Fund
memo reference #1068455
PO Box 770001
Cincinnati, OH 45277-0053
Donation to the Memorial Fund will go to provide a $1,000 scholarship to a High School from where Elijah had recently graduated.
Ideas are being collected as to how to disburse funds in other ways.
Feel free to leave a comment if you have a way we can disburse additional funds.
Elijah 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.
God gifted Elijah with a great 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.
Elijah 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.
Elijah is survived by his loving 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 friends.
Visiting hours will be at the family 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.