Our Residents Profiles of Positive Aging

Reverend Dr. Richard Davis 2021

Rev. Richard Lee Davis was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 21, 1942. He grew up in Eufaula, Alabama with his grandparents. Once he finished high school Mr. Davis worked several jobs. One day, he received a calling from God and he life’s purpose was revealed. He attended Beulah Heights Bible College and later Genesis School of Ministry and Theology where he received his Doctorate. Rev. Davis moved back to Atlanta. For 21 years under two sheriffs Jackie Barrett and Ted Jackson, Rev. Davis served as the Fulton County Jail Chaplin. He also pastored Eastside Christian Community Pentecostal church in…

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Robert West 2020

Robert Kenneth West was born in Great Falls, Montana. Although he was raised in Utah, Mr. West considers himself a “Rocky Mountain Native.” He participated in the Boy Scout’s Program while growing up as a teenager in the West, it was through those experiences that Mr. West fell in love with nature. He attended camping trips, nature hikes, and survival training courses in an Air Force sponsored Boy Scout troop. Mr. West has lived in various areas of the country, and parts of the world due to his father’s service in the Air Force. Growing up in England, he became…

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Marion White 2019

Marion White was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 18, 1933. Born into what she describes as a “dysfunctional household”, Ms. White learned early on that to be successful in life she would have to work hard. After a forty-year career as a nurse, Ms. Marion continues to be dedicated to helping others through volunteer work and community service. As a young adult, working during the segregation era, Ms. White was chosen as the first black employee to work directly with patients in the “whites only” section of the hospital. She continued to break barriers by joining the labor movement…

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