Lila Downey


Lila Downey, 86, of Mooreville, Miss., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017.

Services will be held Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017, at Norwood-Wyatt Chapel in Fayette at 1 p.m. The Rev. John Butler and Rev. Billy West will officiate. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the services. Burial will follow at Pea Ridge Cemetery.

Downey was a member of Union Grove Church of God of Prophecy.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Andrew Jackson Kimbrell and Della M. James; husband, Arthur Downey; brothers, Orville Kimbrell, Arnold Kimbrell, and Calvin Kimbrell; sisters, Lola Mae Kimbrell and Joyce Kujala; grandson, Jordan Jones; stepdaughter, Sue Dees; and husband, Ray.

She is survived by her two daughters, Carolyn Young (John) of Mooreville, Miss., and Patricia Jones (Bill); three sons, James Lovette-Black of San Francisco, California, Gary Lovette (Becky) of Muscle Shoals, and Tim Lovette (Donna) of Burnsville, Miss.; step-sons, Olen Lovette Jr. (Pat) of Belmont, Miss. and Butch Downey Jr. (June) of Saragossa; three brothers, Melvin Kimbrell, Bobby Jack Kimbrell (Judy) and Carmel Lynn Kimbrell; one sister, Mavis Files (John Henry) of Berry; 12 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nine stepgrandchildren; 18 step great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; and three step-great-great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jonathan “Andy” Young, Hunter Roberts, Jeff Young Jr., Landon Lovette, McKinley Lovette, T.J. Lovette and Michael Hudson.

Honorary pallbearers are the staff of The Meadows.

Norwood Chapel Funeral Home, Fayette; 205-932-6702