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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H.D. Pope Funeral Home Rocky Mount
Monday January 8th, 2018
5:00pm - 7:00pm
325 Nash Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
First Baptist Church of Battleboro
Tuesday January 9th, 2018
414 E. Battleboro Ave
Battleboro, NC 27809
Gardens of Gethsemane Cemetery
Tuesday January 9th, 2018
3020 E. Raleigh Blvd.
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
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The Creator of the heavens and the earth has promised death will be no more. (Rev 21:4). Sorry for the loss of your loved ones. My condolences are with you and family as you grieve. May Jehovah the God of comfort brings you comfort and strengthens you from the scriptures as you endure your loss. ( 2 Cor 1:3-4; Heb 2:15; John 5:28-29). Please visit http://bit.ly/1K38EFt.
Submitted by Gwen on Jan 12 2018 11:21:08 PM
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Yvonne Pitt lit a candle on Jan 8 2018 05:43:31 PM
Rest In Peace.
Submitted by Yvonne Pitt on Jan 8 2018 05:02:27 PM
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Pamela Thorne lit a candle on Jan 8 2018 04:43:14 PM
So sorry for your loss,
My deepest sympathy for your family
Submitted by Pamela Thorne on Jan 8 2018 04:42:19 PM
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Annie Ruth Dunn lit a candle on Jan 8 2018 01:43:01 PM
Our deepest and sincerest condolences to the family. Words alone can not ease the pain when grieving the loss of a love one. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away". May God give you and your family comfort in your loving memories and in His promise that soon we will never experience losing our loved ones in death and we will be able to see them again once they resurrected as per John 5:28-29. May these words give you a new hope, with deepest sympathy and warmth of heart.
Submitted by Ana on Jan 8 2018 10:33:47 AM
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Ella Branch & Family lit a candle on Jan 7 2018 08:48:25 PM
You will be missed grandaddy. Thank you for all that you have done for me and knowing that you will always be with me brings me great comfort.
Submitted by Anasya Dowell on Jan 7 2018 04:23:57 PM
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