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George R. David

September 4, 1926 ~ November 30, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old

George David Obituary

George Raymor David, born on Saturday, September 4, 1926, at Harlem Hospital (135th St. & Lenox Avenue NYC) to Mabel Louise (Allen) David and Donavan Raymor David, peacefully entered eternal rest on Thursday, November 30, 2023, at the age of 97.
A proud native of Harlem and the Bronx in New York, George's early years were shaped by the warmth of his family home, where he resided with his grandmother, Elizabeth Allen, affectionately known as Chickie. George received his education in Harlem, graduating from PS 10, PS 170, and PS 39. Following his high school graduation, George responded to the call to serve his country and enlisted in the United States Army. Displaying patriotism, dedication, and courage, he served as a Private First Class, contributing his skills and commitment to the noble cause of defending the nation.
In 1946, the David family relocated to Mount Vernon, New York, where George became an integral part of the Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church. He served as the Men's Usher Board president and a faithful member of the adult Men's choir.
George's professional journey led him to a fulfilling career with the United States Postal Service, where he served as a dedicated mail carrier and postal supervisor until his retirement in 1989. Post-retirement, he found joy working part-time at ShopRite Supermarket in Tuckahoe, New York.
Affectionately referred to as Poppa D, Grandpa, Georgie, and the Dipper, George was also fondly known by many as Uncle George. Throughout his life, he exemplified strength, fortitude, and determination, earning admiration from those who knew him. George's numerous acts of kindness and expressions of love endeared him to everyone he encountered. He played various roles in the lives of those around him, demonstrating unwavering commitment through his actions.
George embraced life to the fullest, radiating wisdom and wit. He was always ready to lend a helping hand, share a hearty laugh, or enjoy a drink with family and friends. George's passion for dancing, especially at the annual West Indian Calypso Carnival, was well-known. Family vacations to the Wilderness Presidential Resorts in VA and Ocean City in MD, trips to Jones Beach and Playland, picnics at James Baird State Park with loved ones, dining at restaurants and White Castle, hitting the gym, engaging in activities like swimming and handball with the boys, tending to the yard with parties and cookouts, and his enduring love for family pets Buster, Jip, Rex, Prince, Toby I, Toby II, Tiger, Brutus, Chaz and Henny were all integral parts of his vibrant life.
Predeceased by his siblings, Olga Elvira Spence Sims (David) and stepbrother Archer Spence, George leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 67 years, Lorraine Margalo (Europe) David. His legacy extends to his royal children: King Gregory R. David (Janice), Princess Diana L. David-Smith (Harold), Queen Elizabeth A. David, and Prince Philip K. David, Grandson:  Robert Ladonn Johnson, Great-grandchildren: Amirrah Monique Johnson, Dy'shalah Nymani Johnson, and Robert Loyal Johnson.  Nieces and nephews: Dr. Donna Mason-McNeal (Jessie), and her son Dr. Charlie Mason; Clarissa Sims-Ashby (Ernest), and their children Veronica, Vance Jr. (Charne), Ernest III, and Charley; Clarence Sims (Lisa) and their children Alexander, Avery, and Anderson. Beth Brown, Larry Brown, Deborah Haynes, Olivia Collins, Paulette Samuel, Curtis Europe, Terrance Europe, Karen Dunn, Wayne Porter, Renee Luttrell.       Cousins: Eunice Daly Vaughan and Jacqueline D. Vaughn Jeffrey. Goddaughters: Imani Harper, Traci Proctor, Taylor Proctor, Jenny Rogers, Kelly Rogers, and a host of family and friends.
Special mention goes to those who held unique places in George's heart; step-granddaughter, Andrea N. Lee, step-grandsons: David Miranda and Malik Fogg, special daughters: Lorraine Izzo and Belinda M. Jackson, special sons: Roger Stewart, Todd Stephens, Chuck Montique, Terrance Raynor, Jonmark “Cartel” Bent (neighborhood son), Sonya Dixon McClendon (fiancée to Philip K. David) and Veteran aide: Millicent P. Martinez.
As we bid farewell to George, we hold onto the countless memories that define him – a man whose gentle presence, warm spirit, and boundless love enriched the lives of those fortunate enough to have known him. We will never forget the sensitive, pleasant, warm memories we all associate with him. George loved all of us, and we loved him dearly.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
December 12, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Macedonia Baptist Church
141 South 9th Avenue
Mt Vernon, NY 10550

Visitation
Wednesday
December 13, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Greater Centenial AME Zion Church
312 So. 8th Ave
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Funeral Service
Wednesday
December 13, 2023

10:00 AM
Greater Centenial AME Zion Church
312 So. 8th Ave
Mount Vernon, NY 10550

Interment following funeral service
Wednesday
December 13, 2023

Kensico Cemetery
273 Lakeview Ave
Valhalla, NY 10595

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