International Free and Accepted Modern Masons, Inc. and Order of the Eastern Star

MOST WORSHIPFUL ILLUSTRIOUS RENFORD P. BROWN GRAND LODGE

Illustrious James O. Dogan, 33° - Supreme President/CEO • Illustrious Kenneth L. Hollowell, 33° - Supreme Grand Master

Illustrious Robert L. Stevens, 33°

Most Worshipful Grand Master

MW Illustrious Renford P. Brown Grand Lodge - In Memoriam

Sunrise: January 11, 1922

Sunset: October 8, 2010

Illustrious S.T. Davis, 33°

Worshipful Master, Southeast National District Grand Master

 

Illustrious S.T. Davis, 33° was born January 11, 1922 in Clay County, Georgia to Rosa Bell Johnson and Rix Davis. S.T. was a self educated man and was employed for many years at City Ice Company before becoming self-employed. He was affectionately known by many as  ICE MAN. He worked as a Longshoreman at the Port of Miami.

 

His service at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church began under the pastorate of Rev. Ross in Overtown. He was an active member and served as a trustee and usher until his health began to fail.

 

In December 2002, he was honored with a Lifetime Trustee Award by Pastor Gaston Smith.

 

He was inducted in the Mason Lodge April 10, 1954. He raised the ladder to the State of Florida Grand Joint Council President. He also was very instrumental in setting up the Grand Bahamas Island Masonic Lodge and then later became the Southeast National District Grand Master overseeing six states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee.

 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Eunice Davis; a daughter, Irene Freeman and son, Jessie B. Davis. He leaves to cherish his memories: three sons: S.T., Jr., James, and Richard; two daughters: Juanita and Catherine. He is also the father of Mamie Louise Starkley and 19 other children; one sister, Evelyn Hart. He was a loving grandfather to Franklin Davis, Cynthia Brown-Smith and Robert Davis; five generations of grands, nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.