Mr. Willie "Pap" Dowell



Battleboro, NC

Willie Jams Dowell “Pap”, son of the late Clarence and Geraldine B. Dowell was born on October 10, 1951 in Florida. He departed this life on January 3, 2018 at UNC Health Hospital in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

He was a member of First Baptist Church of Battleboro until his death. He attended faithfully until his health declined and he eventually entered South Village Nursing and Rehab.

He was a loving father and grandfather. He was a faithful employee and was known to work two jobs at a time. He was a good friend and neighbor that would give you the shirt off his back.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, Clarence and Geraldine Dowell; the mother of his children, Daisy Mae Dowell and a son, Nikshun Dowell “Billy”.

He leaves to cherish precious memories: one daughter, Michelle “Susie” Carter (Gregory); one son, Leonard “L, J” Dowell (Deona); one daughter-in-law, Kenya Dowell Haynes;
grandchildren, Nikshun “Moonie”, Anasya, Jaylen, AJamir, Nicholas, Cyonille, Dayshun, Tyshawna, Azariah and Jaazaniah; one great granddaughter, La’Myia and a host of cousins, other relatives and the Battleboro Community where he lived all his life.

A Visitation for Mr. Dowell will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., on Monday, January 8, 2018, in the Rocky Mount Chapel of H.D. Pope Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m., on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at First Baptist Church in Battleboro, N.C. The Interment will take place immediately after the Service in Gardens of Gethsemane in Rocky Mount, NC.

These professional services have been entrusted to H.D. Pope Funeral Home, located at 325 Nash Street in Rocky Mount, NC.

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