Elizabeth S. Dowdy


Mrs. Elizabeth S. Dowdy, 99, passed away on Monday, July 8, 2019. She made her transition peacefully at her home in Greensboro, N.C.
A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 13, at Providence Baptist Church in Greensboro, N.C., with the Reverend Doctor Darryl Warren Aaron officiating. Family visitation will begin at 10:30 a.m. Following services, internment will be held at Lakeview Memorial Park. The Perry J. Brown Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Mrs. Dowdy was the devoted wife of the late Lewis Carnegie Dowdy.
Mrs. Dowdy was born on September 23, 1919, in Terre Haute, Ind., to the late Lemuel Smith and Etolia Holt Smith.
She was educated in the Terre Haute public school system. At the age of 15, she entered Indiana State University, also in Terre Haute, and graduated at the age of 19. After graduation, she moved to Goldsboro, N.C., for her first teaching position. She retired from teaching in 1981 after a career that spanned 38 years in North and South Carolina.
Mrs. Dowdy leaves to cherish her memory, her children, Lewis Dowdy Jr. (Patricia) of Charlotte, N.C., Lemuel Dowdy (Cynthia) of Southern Pines, N.C., and Elizabeth Dowdy King of Greensboro; and a host of extended family and friends.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lewis and Elizabeth Dowdy Scholars Program at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. Please make checks payable to North Carolina A&T Foundation Inc., and write "Dowdy Scholars Program" in the memo line. Mail donations to Advancement Operations, Dowdy Building, 4th Floor, Suite 400, 1601 E. Market Street, Greensboro, NC 27411.
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Published on July 12, 2019
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