Sellers (GP) Davis Sr. was born on November 25, 1939 to the late Mr. Nathaniel and Mrs. Mary Davis in Kingstree South Carolina. He was the first born of seven siblings. G.P. received his education from the South Carolina School System. While growing up as a child, GP and his siblings were taken to a baptist church in a pickup truck driven by his grandfather, the late Lay Minister Robert Davis and wife Lilly Davis.
As G.P got older, he moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and from there he moved to Baltimore Maryland. It was in Baltimore, he met the love of his life Shirley
Stevenson and from Baltimore he moved her and the kids to Harlem, New York.
G.P found employment working at an envelope factory in Jamaica, Queens New York and in 1962 he was drafted into the army to fight in the Vietnam War. After receiving an honorable discharge from the army, he worked at Kennedy Airport and then years later he started to drive a limousine for an oil company president, named Sanford P. Brass. G.P loved driving the limousine especially going to all the
different states. He would take some of his kids with him but most of the time it was Sellernese!
Our mother would make us laugh at G.P when he got dressed for work, because he would put on a nice suit and leave carrying a briefcase like he was the Co-Owner of the company.
G.P favorite hobbies were swimming, fishing, basketball, cars, but the number one thing he enjoyed most was watching western cowboy shows and fussing at the T.V shows as if they could hear him.
On August 19, 2012 G.P received Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior. On November 18, 2012 he was baptized by Reverend Wesley W. Wilson, Jr. the pastor of Second Canaan Baptist Church.
G.P loved his church family and served as a faithful member of the men's ministry. G.P was growing in the kingdom of God by going to Bible Study and Sunday School. He loved singing in the church choir and the men's choir, until his health started to fail which prevented him from singing.
On August 3, 2022 God saw fit to call G.P off the battlefield from labor to reward. He was preceded in death by: the love of his life Shirley (Mama); one daughter Chiffon; sons, Preston and Vincent; sister, Ester and brother, Clifford.
G.P leaves to cherish his memories: five daughters: Sharilyn, Barbara, Sellernese, Renee and Christellyn (Dawnie); three sons: Minister Sellers Jr, Drafton and
Romaine; two daughters- in- law Ozzice and Sheila; three grandkids who lived with him: Ollie, Kim and Francine; 26 grandchildren, 41 great-grandchildren, 11 great great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends and his dear friend Pat.