Biography: Tina-Rose Davis was born March 24, 1979 in the Bronx, NY. At the age of two, Tina was placed into foster care with her biological brother Corey Davis and later adopted by Rose Davis. Tina left this earthly realm and joined her mother Rose on April 29, 2022 at the age of 43.
Tina-Rose attended P.S. 96 in East Harlem, NY. With a voice, smile, and personality out of this world, she was accepted into and attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Midway through her high school journey, she was sent to live in Savannah, GA with her Aunt Lorraine and Uncle Henry Blount. She attended Beach High School while there. During her time in Savannah, she got the opportunity to visit Haiti on a mission trip through a church. This sparked a passion for mission work and was the beginning of her life of service. Upon her return to New York City, she graduated from Martin Luther King Jr. High School.
During high school, she danced with the LaRocque Bey School Of Dance Theatre Inc in Harlem, NY. She participated in African, Jazz, and Tap dance. While there, she had a supernatural vision to see talent and potential in 2 young girls – Christina Summers (née Adams) and her niece Daralyne Davis. Joined with next door neighbors Jakirah Alston (née Lewis) and Janee Lewis, she formed the group Assorted Chocolates. The group became 3 and performed throughout the tri-state area, and was recognized as a show-stopping talent. This group, founded as a dance group, went on to pursue both dance and music and even won twice at the world-famous Apollo stage. This all began with Tina-Rose’s vision and ability to convince their young parents to believe in her vision. Tina-Rose made her mark as a creative visionary.
After high school, Tina-Rose joined the United States Airforce where she trained to become a dental assistant. Thereafter, she entered the work force and began a life of service working with under-served children from NYC schools and shelters, to Atlanta Georgia, to Denver, Colorado. In 2008, she committed her life to God and began studying the Bible. During her time with the church, she was happy to spread the word of God and bring others closer to God. In 2013, Tina-Rose graduated with honors from Everest College with a diploma as a Dental Assistant.
Tina-Rose loved people and loved life. She was a proud member and supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and found joy, comfort, and acceptance within it. Among the people she loved, her family was the greatest love of all. She shared a very special love with her brother Corey, her niece Daralyne and nephews Erik Lee, Ethan, and Bryce. She reverenced the mothers that made her. In her own words: “To the biological mother [Marcy] - who taught me that even in one’s darkest hour and deepest pain, you can still produce a legacy of beauty. Give honor to God. To my adoptive mother [Rose]- who taught me what true love feels like, looks like, and what it produces for all of eternity once the seed is sown. Give praise to Yahweh. To the godmother [Ms. Cheryl] - who represented PEACE in the calm of a storm that threatened to take me under and taught the importance of discernment and the POWER of nurture before nature. Shalom. To the sister/mom [Tawana] - whew, who stood in the gaping hole that was left behind. Asè. She is my ‘SHERO.’ To the pseudo mother/mentor [Vickey] - who showed that PRIDE in your true self, strength in one's sexuality, and comfort in your flaws is the foundation of TRUTH. The one who inspired and affirmed my gifts. I thank and love you. To the niece [Daralyne] that I helped raise and watched on as she became a mother whom I respect and admire more than most, constantly I thank the God of the universe for you.”
We give thanks that she is now joined with her mother Rose Lee Davis, dad Edward Eugene Davis, Jr., godmother Cheryl Sharrieff, grandmother Alice Hunt, aunt Barbara Mims, uncle James Hunt, and uncle Henry Blount. She leaves behind her aunt Lorraine Blount, uncle Dave Mims, aunt Lynda Chambers, aunt Nadine Davis; sisters Tawana Davis, Maria Younger, Tanya Davis, Nicole Perez, Julie Dugas, Shelley Dugas-Thomas; brothers Corey Davis and Larry Moton; nieces Daralyne Davis, Tamika Younger, Dior Moton, Johrieta Younger Phillip; nephews Erik Lee, Ethan Moody, Bryce Davis, Jaquan Moton, John Younger and William Harrington; cousins Joshua Alston, Bahiyyah Eyo, Ayesha Strickland, Marvelle Southerland, and a host of cousins, family and friends.