Mourners gather to remember local radio icon - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Mourners gather to remember local radio icon

A large crowd of mourners remembered Jaye Michael Davis as a happy man who made a lot of other people happy.

"Jaye was one of a kind," said James Davis of WDIA. "He had the biggest heart of anyone I've ever known in my life."

Davis, whose real name was Preston Moore, was a long time Memphis radio personality and sheriff's reserve deputy.

He was killed in a motorcycle accident on July 1st. His wife Lesia who was critically injured could not attend her husband's funeral. 

"I ask that you would touch her body today, touch her mind, touch her spirit," prayed Pastor Alton Williams, of World Overcomers Church.

The Queen of Beale Street Ruby Wilson was among the notable personalities to offer parting words to a man they considered a friend.

"In a real sense Jaye was more than a radio personality, more than a member of law enforcement, Jay was a good man...he had a good heart," said Memphis Mayor Willie Herenton.

"He's still in the broadcasting business. He's just changed stations. He's higher up on the dial than he was on 1070," said Shelby County Mayor A C Wharton to the crowd's applause.

Friends said Davis will not be forgotten by his loyal listeners who heard him say the same thing at the end of every broadcast. Come get me mother, I'm through.

"I'm going to tell you, I think that Friday when Jaye Michael signed off the air with Come get me mother, I'm through, I could hear his father say Don't worry about it, I'm going to get him and bring him home," said WDIA radio personality Bobby O'Jay.

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