Visitation was held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service on Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at Second Baptist Church in Indianola followed by the burial in Hickory Grove Cemetery in Inverness.
She was born April 19, 1927, in Inverness to George Wesley and Sally Bowman Weldon.
Ms. Downs was retired from South Sunflower County Hospital after over 40 years of service as a LPN.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Pervis Downs; siblings, George, Minnie Bell, and William Earl; and a granddaughter, Lisa Downs.
Ms. Downs is survived by two sons, Eddie Downs of Star City, Ark., and Timothy Wade Downs of Greenwood; daughter, Vicki Downs Brocato of Ruleville; sister, Ann Franks; four brothers, Albert Weldon, Bill Weldon, Walter Weldon and Jimmy Lee Weldon; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Burton Funeral Home of Indianola was in charge of arrangements.
An online guestbook may be signed at www.burtonfuneralhome.net.