Eleanor Jewel Davis was born on February 2, 1954 to John Smith Davis and Mildred Eleanor Davis in Toledo, Ohio. Eleanor departed this earth peacefully in her sleep on January 29, 2022 in Nashville, Tennessee. She was raised in Akron, Ohio and attended John R. Buchtel High School and the University of Akron. She moved to Los Angeles in 1982. There she worked in the early days of the Tech industry in Corporate Business Sales with companies such as Apple, Inc and Merisel while raising her only daughter, Tanisha Preer.
Eleanor was a woman of genuine class, wit and style; she believed in dressing your best, being your best and living your best, always. She was rich in many things; rich in culture; she listened to the likes of Wolfgang Mozart, Ella Fitzgerald, the works of Cole Porter, Maria Callus, Mario Lanza, Giacomo Puccini and Mahalia Jackson, to name a few. She was rich in knowledge; she studied the law and taught her daughter at an early age legal and court procedure, and what it truly meant to be “Not Guilty” versus “Innocent” and the protocol and strategy of jury selection. She was also a student of history but most of all she was rich in faith, love and forgiveness.
Eleanor was gifted. She loved to create and be in the presence of all things beautiful. She was known to design her home into a beautiful show piece and create beautiful and opulent Christmas trimmings yearly. After years of hauling and unraveling decorative lights, she finally designed and patented a Light Storage and dispensary with the help of her brother John Christopher Davis.
Eleanor was fearless, strong in her convictions, unwavering in Faith, rich in uproarious laughter and full of zeal for life. As the years progressed, she grew in zeal for her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, in whom she placed her trust and with whom she has gone to live with for eternity.
Eleanor was deeply empathetic and intuitive and understood the intrinsic value of family and quality friendships. She adored her family and loved to laugh and watch old movies of the Hollywood Golden Era, staring Betty Davis, Olivia De Haviland, Errol Flynn and the like, although, her favorite movies were the Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur with Charlton Heston.
Eleanor was a class act and an original. She was preceded in death by her grandfather, John C. Driskill; grandmother Annie Belle Driskill; father, John Smith Davis; and her loving nephew, Jason C. Davis. She leaves behind and will be deeply missed by a beautiful, enduring and faithful mother, Mildred Davis Johnson; a devoted and protective daughter, Tanisha Preer; a loving and prayer warrior sister, Michele Davis; a brilliant and dependable brother, John Christopher Davis (whom she called “the baby”) and Sister-in-law Carla Davis; an incredibly kind brother, Michael Davis; a creative and thoughtful niece, Camille Davis and her oldest and most dearest friends, Donzella Anuszkiewicz, Rosemary Lindsay-Butts (The Three Musketeers), Marie Williams and a host of cousins, family and friends.