Steven Davenport, 47, died on Sunday, January 3, 2021 after a brief illness. Steven was born in Lubbock, TX on August 18, 1973, grew up in Statesboro, GA (a graduate of Marvin Pittman Laboratory School and Statesboro High School), and spent most of his adulthood in west Tennessee.
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He struggled with severe mental illness for much of his life, but it did not dampen his sense of humor, his resourcefulness, or his creativity, especially his enthusiasm for music. In 2020 Steven's family moved him to New Jersey to be closer to his surviving relatives: his father John Wayne Davenport, a Medina, TN native who currently resides in East Windsor, NJ; his younger brother Daniel Davenport of West Haven, CT; and his younger sister Elaine Davenport of Northampton, MA.
There will not be a service, and in lieu of flowers or gifts the family asks that donations be made to the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), a nonprofit that supports those with mental illness and their families, and was instrumental to Steven's well being.
Steven will be interred at Antioch Baptist Church in Humboldt, TN, and he will be greatly missed by friends and family.