The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M. Monday, September 30, 2013 at Welcome Baptist Church, Middle River Road, Americus, Georgia. Interment will follow in Eastview Cemetery, Ashby Street, Americus, Georgia. Reverend Freddie Mann, Sr., Pastor, will officiate.
Catherine Dowdell was born April 13, 1959 in Americus, Sumter County, Georgia to Matthew Lewis Sr. and the late Iona Dowdell. She was a 1972 graduate of Union High School, Leslie, Georgia. She was a member of the Welcome Baptist Church, Middle River Rd., Americus, Georgia. She served faithfully on the Usher Board Ministry. After twenty-five years of dedicated services she retired from Magnolia Manor Nursing Center of Americus, Georgia as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Survivors are a beloved daughter, Minister Lakeisha Dowdell, Americus, Georgia; a loving granddaughter, Jaleisha Mann, Americus, Georgia; adopted daughter, Stephanie Callaway, Americus, Georgia; father, Matthew Lewis, Sr., Leslie, Georgia; eleven sisters, Annie Pearl Lewis, Ideal, Georgia, Mary Taylor and Gloria Franklin (Otis), Leslie, Georgia, Willie Lou Fuller (Lee), Trenton, New Jersey, Shaelia Dowdell, Americus, Georgia, Jannie Jones (Willie), Kingsland, Georgia, Janice Lusane (William), Americus, Georgia, Yvonne Gordon (James), Leslie, Georgia, Pamela Dowdell, Lucile Davis, Carolyn Dowdell all of Americus, Georgia; three brothers, Matthew Lewis, Jr. (Ruth), Americus, Georgia, Willie James Lewis (Ethel) West Palm Beach, Florida and Clarence Lewis, Americus, Georgia; aunts and uncles, Eddie Mercer, Sr., Americus, Georgia, Charles Dowdell (Wilhemina) Milton, Delaware and Alberta Dowdell, Tampa, Florida; a devoted friend, Pastor Robert Wheeler, Albany, Georgia; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other relatives and loving friends.
- yolynda brown(Sunday, September 29 13 11:30 pm EDT)
My heart and prayers are with the Dowdell family. Catherine was a sweet lady and I'm glad to have had a chance to meet her. Working with Catherine at magnolia manor was a pleasure.
- Taneka"Keekee" Clerkley(Sunday, September 29 13 10:51 pm EDT)
My family and I send our condolescences to the Dowdell Family. May god bless you all and keep your heads up.God won't put no more on you than you can bare. He know's best and Catherine is in a better place. God Bless...
- Carolyn Davis(Sunday, September 29 13 01:47 pm EDT)
Very sorry to hear about your love one my heart go out to you and your family. May GOD be with you.
- Deacon kerry and Sonja Williamson(Saturday, September 28 13 11:05 pm EDT)
To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven. A time to be born, And a time to die, A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted; Eccles. 3:1-2. I pray that God continue to comfort you, Jaleisha and the rest of the family.
- Roy(Saturday, September 28 13 09:10 pm EDT)
From the entire Cooper family, We will truly miss Cat. Cat as we know her took care of our mom Elnora Cooper for many years, she was such a special person and always enjoyed taking care of others. God has decided to take his angle home to rest. Family know that he makes know mistakes and that if you live right you will see Cat again. God Bless !
- Mae Belle Thomas(Saturday, September 28 13 03:40 pm EDT)
My sincere condolences to all of you as you mourn the passing of Catherine.
May God hold you and comfort you in His loving arms.
- Harriett R. Jones(Saturday, September 28 13 11:56 am EDT)
May you find comfort in the word of God during your time of bereavement. Weeping My Endureth For A Night but Joy cometh in the Morning. The Sumter County Head Start\Early Head Start Staff and PEECH Preschool Program
- Betty Ingram(Friday, September 27 13 08:17 pm EDT)
My prayers are with the family in time of sorrow,keep your head up God know best.
- Luneda H. Brown(Friday, September 27 13 04:27 pm EDT)
Deepest sympathy: the Sumter County Health Dept. staff
- Tammy(Friday, September 27 13 10:44 am EDT)
To the Dowdell & Lewis families: My family and I was deeply saddened to hear of the passing of such kind and gentle soul, Catherine. I will never forget her kindness to my grandmother. She will be greatly missed by all who loved and knew her. Jesus promised us, they who mourned would be comforted. You all are certainly in our thoughts and prayers.
The Westbrook Family