Joe Downs

Joe Lewis "JD" Downs

Thursday March 26, 2020
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Mr. Joe Lewis Downs, 82, of Greenville, passed on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at his home. He was a son of the late Bill and Cornelia Leatherwood Downs.

Surviving: a loyal companion of 35 years, Mamie “Flamey” Davis; two sons, Bobby (Maxine) Downs and Javis Robinson, both of Greenville, SC; four daughters, Denise Gantt of Taylors, SC, Joenell (Blake) Johnson of Mauldin, SC, Loretta Downs of Taylors, SC and Anitra (Brandon) Carr of Niceville, FL; a very special niece, Brenda Mayfield; a special little buddy, Kharsyn Bleu Johnson; blended family, Rickey Nelson, Verlesia Nelson, David (Shunda) Nelson,James (Sharon) Nelson, all of Easley, SC, Merlinda (Wayne) Lynch of Greenville, SC and Mickitia (Tremier) Johnson of Easley, SC; three sisters, Mary Helen Wright of Columbia, SC, Frances Brown of New York, Elaine Downs of Piedmont, SC and Diana Downs of Greenville, SC; two brothers, Barry Downs of Greenville, SC and Charles Downs of Pelzer, SC;; 34 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; a brother-in-law, Joe Mayfield of Greenville, SC, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.
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    Saturday April 11, 2020 | 2:00pm
    Saturday April 11, 2020 2:00pm
    Resthaven Memorial Gardens
    Piedmont Highway
    PIEDMONT, SC 29673
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Resthaven Memorial Gardens
    Piedmont Highway
    PIEDMONT, SC 29673
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Vicki Haughton

Posted at 05:50pm
To the family,
We are saddened to hear of the passing of cousin Joe Lewis Downs. We send our love and deepest sympathies.
The fond memories will always be in our hearts. Spiritually we will be with you on April 11, 2020, and always.
Rest In Peace. God Bless.

The Leatherwood family
Hartford, ct.

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Posted at 01:16pm
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Brandon Carr

Posted at 05:15am
Mr. Joe,
Farewell & God Bless! Thank you for all you did while on this Earth and the lives you’ve touched and created. I’m Bless to call one of them my wife. You will be truly missed and until we meet again Rest In Peace and know that we got from here...


Anitra Carr-Kernes

Posted at 07:12pm
Daddy, you are so missed; if I could just call your phone one last time and hear you say hey hon, it would give me so much joy.
I know you in a better place but is still hard for me and many others, but it was your time, and our Lord and Savior called you home. I will not question God's will; I have to accept he needed you the most plus he gave me 37 years on this earth to share with you, now I need to get there and see you and speak with you; it would do my mind some good until then my mind is not at rest. I love you, Joe Ceaser, JD, and Joe Downs. No more, hey hon, it is just a memory. I love you, dad, now and always.


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