Legends are Larger than Life

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 Reverend Jonathan K. Davis with his father, the Reverend Joel Kelly Davis at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the Butterfly House at Tillie’s Corner, May 19, 2014. Photograph by Susan Colangelo

Story Stitchers send love out today to friends including Carla and Miguel Alexander from Tillie’s Corner Historical Project and Professor Bob Hansman from Washington University, at the loss of their friend and mentor, the legendary Reverend Joel Kelly Davis, founder and Pastor Emeritus of Grace Missionary Baptist Church, who passed at the age of 101 on May 17th, 2016. The small church building is in harms way this year, as it lies directly across from the Pruitt Igoe site,  in the path of the planned National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.


Homegoing Services for

The Reverend Joel Kelly Davis, Founder and Pastor Emeritus

of Grace Missionary Baptist Church, 2319 Cass Ave., St. Louis, MO 63106

Viewing  Saturday, May 21, 2016     

3pm to 7pm  (at Friendly Temple Church)


Funeral    Sunday, May 22, 2016     6pm   

Friendly Temple Church

5544 Dr. Martin Luther King Drive St. Louis, MO  63112

Interment  Monday, May 23, 2016   9am  (Leaving from Friendly Temple Church)

Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery

2900 Sheridan Road Lemay St. Louis County, Missouri  63125