Leslie Ann Westbrook-Davis, beloved daughter to the late Fredrick Westbrook and Shirley Ann Saxon, was born February 14, 1957 in Elizabeth, NJ. Leslie was the second born of five children.
Leslie was born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey and attended Elizabeth public school system, where she graduated from Battin High School in 1975. Leslie spent her childhood on Hampton Place surrounded by family and friends. You could always catch her reminiscing on the great times she had growing up on that small one way street. Leslie will always be known as the strong silent type, and when she walked on the block we would all laugh as the song “She’s a brick house” would come to mind. Leslie was like a mother to her three younger sisters and if you messed with one, you had to answer to her in no uncertain terms.
On April 7, 1978, Leslie married Gordon E. Davis and from this union they welcomed the love of her life and her only child, Shaquanah A. Davis. She also gained a step daughter, Violet Coldwell.
In 2013, Leslie became a grandmother to a baby boy, Wenkell Naim Harris. She was very excited to start this new chapter of her life. Being a grandmother really and truly made her happy. Wenkell was truly his grandma’s baby. Some of her happiest times were spent playing with Wenkell.
Leslie also found joy in other activities. She was an avid QVC shopper. A trait picked up from her mother.
She enjoyed trying new makeup and hairstyles.
Leslie was also an avid movie watcher who always had a great recommendation.
After over 20 years of employment as a Property Manager for Diversified Management Company, Leslie recently retired as of December 2020.
Saturday, January 29th, after a brief stay in the hospital, Leslie peacefully transitioned.
Celebrating Leslie’s life and cherishing her memory is her daughter Shaquanah A. Davis, grandson Wenkell Harris; Stepfather - Willie Saxon, Sisters - Andrea McCrary (Anthony), Sandra Douglas, ReEllen Myers Homes and brother George Howell (Francis); Best friend Diana Harris; longtime friend Muhammed, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear family and friends.
Leslie was preceded in death by her husband Gordon E. Davis, mother Shirley Ann Saxon, Father Frederick Westbrook, sister Rena Maria Westbrook-Moore and brother Frederick Myers.
Leslie Ann Davis - Strong, Humble, Quiet, Observant, Loving, Supportive - Mother, Wife, Big Sister and Friend, who will be missed beyond measure.
The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation for the many acts of kindness shown during this time of sorrow in the passing of Leslie Ann Davis. May God bless each and every one of you for all that you have done, this we do pray.
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