Funeral Mass for Special Olympian Jonathan Davidson of Hixson held at Holy Spirit Church

Jonathan Davidson, 33, of Hixson, passed away Aug. 1 in a Chattanooga-area hospital.

Funeral services were held Aug. 7 at Holy Spirit Church in Soddy-Daisy, with Monsignor Al Humbrecht officiating. Inurnment was in Chattanooga Memorial Park.

Jonathan, who was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga, worked for and attended Orange Grove Center and was a proud graduate of Hixson High School class of 2008, where he received a standing ovation from the entire senior class after receiving the friendliest award.

Jonathan was very active selling tickets with his father for soccer, football, and wrestling, even after graduation. He loved Dr. Pepper and everything Scooby Doo. He also loved Special Olympics track and field and watching wrestling.

Jonathan was a poster child with United Way when he was 2 years old. He never met a stranger and was very caring, wanting to send everyone birthday and Christmas cards. He loved to attend therapeutic parks and recreation activities and loved all holidays, but Halloween was his favorite.

He was preceded in death by his father, Michael Davidson; grandparents; sister, Rebecca Davidson; uncle, James Morrow; and cousin, Matthew Morrow. Survivors include his mother, Joan Morrow Davidson; two brothers, Charles L. Davidson and Patrick M Davidson, both of Chattanooga; sister, Jessica E. Davidson of Lafayette, Ga.; special girlfriend, Lisa Moore of Hixson; nephew, Dominic Davidson of Chattanooga; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

Memorial donations may be made to the Orange Grove Center or to Holy Spirit Church in Soddy-Daisy.

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