|Posted on May 22, 2012 at 9:10 PM|
Ms. "Betty" Elizabeth Ann Downs London was born to the late E.H. and Mary Lizzie Redd Downs in Cleveland County on Jan. 20, 1939 and departed this life on Monday, May 21, 2012. She was preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Carolyn Downs; one brother in-law, Preston Cross Sr.; and one nephew, Preston Cross Jr. and a special friend, James Evans.
She was a graduate of Douglas High School and a member of First Baptist Church of Lawndale. She was a choir member and served on the kitchen committee until her health declined. She was employed at Cleveland Mills and worked at numerous daycares. She was one who loved to laugh and have fun with everyone she came in contact with. She also enjoyed cooking and working in the flower garden.
She leaves to cherish fond memories to her son, Terry A. London of the home; one grandson, Monte Haynes of Boston, Mass. a special friend, Doris Haynes of Lawndale and a special cousin, Loette Carter of Bowin, Md. Also, two sisters, Mrs. Mary Louise Cross of the home and Mrs. Jo Ann (Calvin) Brown of Lawndale, and one brother, Edward (Gloria) Downs of Shelby. One sister-in-law, Martha Barrow of Shelby; one brother-in-law, John London of New Jersey, and a host of nieces, nephews, great-nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Visitation: The family will receive friends at 1 p.m. prior to the service at the church
Funeral Service: 2 p.m. Monday at Lawndale First Baptist Church
Officiated By: The Rev. James Williams
Burial: Church cemetery
Funeral Home: Genesis Funeral Services and Chapel Inc. is serving the family