Anthony Davis


Anthony Fitzgerald Davis was born February 2, 1970 to Lawrence Spiller, Jr. and Muzetta (Davis) Roberts. Our community has sadly lost a great soul Wednesday, December 16, 2020, when Anthony Davis favorably known as AD/Aye Dee passed away peacefully at his residence.

After proudly graduating from Linden-McKinley High School, Anthony then joined the United States Navy, where he served in the Gulf War. He moved back to his home roots in Columbus, where he resided in his childhood neighborhood. AD helped his community while working downtown for Faith Mission, where he poured his laughter on all those he interacted with. AD was the life of the party and created friendships, bonds, and relationships that were full of laughs, love, and great memories. He was a fan-attic, a fashion icon, and a wonderful father who was rooted in his family.

Anthony was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Spiller, Jr.; grandmothers, Mildred Davis and Carrie Lyte; and brother, Christopher Davis.

Anthony leaves to cherish his memory, wife Natalie Davis; mother, Muzetta Sue Roberts; children, Amber Pankey, Morgan-Anthony (Keyvona) Davis, and Danielle (Chris) Pittman; siblings, Larry Davis, Theresa Davis, Paula Davis, Pamela (Ray) Scott, Aaron Spiller, and Dennis Spiller; and eight grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation 1:00pm and Funeral 2:00pm Tuesday, December 29, 2020 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.


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  1. The Geter Family gives our condolences to the Davis family. Isaiah 41:10 says Do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. We pray that the Lord will uphold you all with his righteous hands during this time of mourning. Also, I pray that you and his children’s carry on Anthony legacy by being compassionate and loving toward one another. God Bless you all.
    with love,
    The Geter Family

  2. My Deepest Condolences to Natalie and the Davis Family. I pray God covers you with his everlasting Love and Care as you go through this most difficult time. He will be so very missed.

    Love, Daphine Boyer-Mason

  3. Our deepest condolences to our neighborhood extended family.
    Anthony will be forever remembered and loved. May he walk around Heaven until we all meet again. May God surround the family with his undying love and grace during these difficult days and always. Love you always. Sharon Boyer and family

  4. Natalie, we are praying for you and your family. He will be missed.

  5. Anthony was a long time friend.. We go way back to kindergarten. I was shocked, and very saddened to hear about his passing. GOD certainly gained an exceptional angel! Your schoolmates, co workers, any life you encountered will miss you deeply. My sincere condolences extend to Mrs. Davis, his children, grandchildren, and his wife Natalie . AyeDee… Rest easy..

  6. Much love Anthony Davis

  7. Condolences to the Davis family. May God grant you grace and peace.

    Wanda D. Gaines

  8. Mr. & Mrs. Michael & Sonya Dennis

    Prayers and condolences to you and your entire family.

  9. Sending my sincerest sympathies, prayers, love and condolences to the family, friends and all who knew or experienced Anthony Hector Davis! He was a kind, generous, funny and loving soul. He was my friend and a kindred spirit in hip hop and music. You will Definitely be missed and remembered! Until we meet again Bro, Much Love ❤️

  10. Sending my Condolences to the Davis Family..:keeping you all in my prayers

  11. ChaCha Banner-Woody

    Natalie and Ms. Davis, you all have my deepest and sincere condolences! Anthony was such a good person and a heart of gold. He will definitely be missed.
    John 11:25-26
    Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.
    You all are in my thoughts and prayers, ChaCha

  12. Me and my family offer our deepest condolences to the entire Davis family. I cant put words enough words to this.. Aye Dee was a real friend. A great gift yo us all. His memory will be cherished. Fly high bto G4lyfe.

  13. Joy, Rael (Windley), Isoni Taylor

    Aye Dee was an awesome Friend! We were at an awe when we heard of his passing. When God called him home he gained another Angel and left us here with great memories and laughs that we shared. Ms. Davis you are a lovely woman full of love and smiles and surly Aye Dee received that gift from you! Our hearts go out to you, his siblings and his wife Natalie and her family. May God Bless you all and Aye Dee until we can meet again. Love you!

  14. My Deepest Condolence Natalie, words cannot express my feelings of the death of your beloved husband Aye Dee, and condolence’s also to his mom, son and his family, his daughters and their families, and his brother, and sisters and their families. May the Lord bless and comfort you all during this time of your great loss. Aye Dee was such a wonderful person and he will be greatly missed by us all. May God put his loving arms around you and keep you in His loving care.

  15. Be still and know that I am God. We regret the untimely passing of Brother Anthony F. Davis. To his wife Natalie and the Davis family. May God grant you peace. For greater is He that is in you than he that is in world. Praying that God’s Grace continue to add comfort unto your lives. Amen

  16. My deepest Condolences to the Davis family.
    Sharing in your sorrow. With love and friendship
    May the Lord continue to strengthen you
    May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.

  17. Im at a lost for words. My brother from another mother. You will be truly missed aye dee.
    May God cover your family through this difficult time.
    Untill we meet again.
    Love you my brother

  18. Brian white and Family sending our Heartfelt Deepest Condolences To the Davis Family May God Strengthen you all during this time of grief God bless.

  19. As sad as it may be I’m sure AD is in a better place. May God bless and store his hands on you, your family and all who is going to miss AD. He can finally rest now in peace and have no pain. I’m so so sorry for your loss Natalie and have no worries God has your back and front.

  20. Denise and Nate Oyelakin

    Natalie words are hard to express for us to lose a wonderful son AD but GOD has greater things for him now no more pain or suffering, Natalie you hang in there with GOD, GOD will get you through this rough time just keep the Faith GOD will make you strong keep the Faith. Love you mom and Nate call us anytime.

  21. Tina and Trent Smith

    Our condolences and prayers to the entire Davis family and my deepest heart felt sympathy to his wife Natalie. My you all find peace. Rest easy Anthony. You will make God and the heavens laugh!

  22. Rev. Larry & Mildred Jackson

    Deepest sympathy to the Davis family. God Bless You and God Keep You, We Love You the Jackson Family.

  23. larinda jenine owusu

    May peace be with you!!!

  24. Rhonda Anderson-Reese

    My condolences to you Natalie, Ms. Sue and the entire family! I Loved Anthony “Ant-nee” as if he was my lil brother…his earthly presence is going to be missed Dearly but, I’m grateful to be Blessed with great childhood memories! Gerbert Rd♥️

  25. Katie Browder-Person

    You will be missed, friend.

  26. Missi and Tom Hakes

    We can’t say we know what you’re going through, but it will one day get easier. So you hang in there, we are here for you. Call us anytime, you have our deepest condolences. We love you! AD was a good man and although we did not know him long, we are happy to have met and know him. We can say that we have great memories of him when we got together.

  27. Michael Williams

    Rest In Peace Aye Dee, aka A.D.8, aka 8 Ball. I’ll never forget you, bro. The funniest, most creative and most friendly man. So many great memories…
    Southern Soul Unit forever….
    “Aaaah Oooooh!”

  28. Crystal Roberts

    I just found out about AD and I am totally crushed about my friend. You have my deepest condolences; I know you were the loves of each others lives. I will never forgot him from Faith Mission and beyond. I pray your sorrow lifts as you remember the great times and know that God promised He will wipe away all tears when death is put under his feet. Revelations 21:4. Be encouraged, Natalie. He loved you so much.

  29. I lost a good friend and a brother. This is a message to all of you please tell the people in your life how much they mean to me before it is to late!
    GO JAGS!!!

  30. Rest up Uncle AD much love hopefully the Jags will win a Super Bowl one day for you I know when that day come you will celebrate from above.

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