Clifford Davis-11-19-2022

Welcome to the
memorial page for 

Clifford Davis

March 17, 1952
~November 6, 2022



VISITATION- Saturday 11-19-2022
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

FUNERAL SERVICE - Friday 11-19-2022
Lawson Funeral Home & Cremation Services
243 Broadway
Long Branch, NJ 07740
10:00 AM
Link to view virtually:

Monmouth Memorial Park Cemetery
Rt. 33
Tinton Falls, NJ 07753

A Time to Be Born……… 

Clifford was affectionately called “Cliff” by all who loved and knew him. He was born on March 17, 1952, in the “Old Field” Section of St. Stephen, South Carolina.

A Time to Learn…………

Cliff was educated in the Berkeley County School System. He also attended the Trident Technical School where he received a certificate in Automotive Mechanic Repair.

A Time for Spiritual Growth………… 

Cliff accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as a youth and joined St. Mathew Baptist Church in St. Stephen, South Carolina, where he served the Lord as his Savior.

A Time to Work……………

In October 1973, Cliff left home and took up residency in Asbury Park, NJ. There he stayed with his uncle and aunt (Alfred and Mary Davis(deceased), until he joined the United States Army. Cliff served in the Army and the Reserves for Fifteen years. Upon returning to New Jersey, he worked on several jobs, one being the United States Post Office. His last job was with Taxi service Citi Taxi.

A Time to live and love………………… 

Cliff was a loving, quiet and private person. He loved everyone and he gave his all to help anyone. In 1985, he met the late Darlene Hocutt and married her in 1988. To this union two children were born. Cliff enjoyed gardening, mowing, watching football games and cooking. He loved to dress and was always color coordinated down to his socks, shoes and his ‘wide-brimmed” hats. Most of all, he loved his wife, children, grand-children and family.

A Time to Die……………

Cliff quietly translated from his earthly home to his heavenly home on Sunday, November 6, 2022, at 12:40 PM at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center. He is predeceased by his father Mr. Clifton Reed, his mother Mrs. Ernestine Davis Gadsden, son Mr. Clifton Hocutt, grand-parents Mr. Allen Davis, Sr. and Mrs. Mary L. Davis (who raised him), a grandchild Nylaya Anderson, siblings Mr. Edward, Alfred, Otis and Allen Davis, Jr, Mrs. Bernice D. Jefferson, Mrs. Fredia G. Shaw and a father-in-law, Mr. Bill Hocutt.

A Time to Say Good-bye……………… 

Cliff leaves to cherish his daughter, Miesha Hocutt Davis of Neptune, NJ; a son William Hocutt; two grandchildren: Aniya and Aiden Hocutt Neptune, NJ; siblings Rev. Dr. Arlene Gadsden of Harrisburg, PA, Mr. Robert L. Gadsden of St. Stephen, SC, Mrs. Cynthia (Robert) Gadsden of Harrisburg, PA, Mrs. Claudia G. Scott of St. Stephen, SC; a brother Mr. Elston (Faye) Davis of St. Stephen, SC, a foster sister, Mrs. Robert D. Coward of Freeport, NY; a mother-in-law Mrs. Mary Hocutt Neptune, NJ; brother-in-law James Lawson Neptune, NJ, Wayne Hocutt Neptune,NJ, Ronnie Hocutt Neptune, NJ, Tracey Hocutt Lakewood, NJ, sister-in-law Shirley Smith Neptune, NJ, Patricia Hocutt Neptune, NJ, Retha Lawson Neptune, NJ, Angie Josiah Neptune, NJ and a host of nieces and nephews.


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