American Veteran 06

ALFRED (AL) LEO DOWNS JR.

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Brother Alfred L. Downs, Jr. transitioned from earth to glory on September 1, 2021. He was born February 3, 1938. He accepted Christ at an early age and has been a lifelong member of Christ Temple Cathedral. He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Sr. and Hersema Downs, sister Eva Love, niece Stephanie McDonald and a brother and sister in infancy.

He spent his early years in North Little Rock AR, where he graduated from Scipio A. Jones High School and attended Baptist College. After a short stint in the Navy, he briefly attended nursing school. After nursing school, he was employed by Missouri Pacific Railroad where he met Joyce White. They were joined in marriage in 1962.

Alfred retired from the United States Postal Service after 34 years and was a proud member of the National Association of Letter Carriers. After retirement, he worked various part-time jobs that he enjoyed. His hobbies included string art, wood working, playing computer games, watching Jeopardy and playing cards and dominoes with friends and especially loved drinking Cokes. He loved his church and church family and sat in his special seat on the front row joyfully singing with a rich baritone. He was a proud member of the church’s Brotherhood ministry and served as deacon of the church.

He leaves to cherish his memory, his devoted wife of 59 years, Joyce; daughters Meredith Cole (Rickey), Carol Hamilton (Christopher) and son Anthony Downs (Marcia); grandchildren: Kodi, Tori and Alek Downs; RicKeisha and Marcus Cole and great-grandson Jayce Cole. He will be truly missed! 

FAMILY HOUR WILL MONDAY SEPTEMBER 6TH, FROM 6-7:00PM. FUNERAL WILL BE TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 7TH 11:00AM. BOTH SERVICES WILL BE AT THE CHRIST TEMPLE HOLINESS CHURCH 

COVID-19 guidelines will be STRICTLY implemented; social distancing, no contact and masks are to be WORN COVERING THE NOSE AND MOUTH AT ALL TIMES! 

FLOWERS, CARDS AND OTHER GIFTS FOR THE FAMILY CAN BE ORDERED FROM THIS MEMORIAL PAGE. ALSO, A CANDLE IN MEMORY OF MR. AL DOWNS CAN BE LIT AS WELL.

THIS MEMORIAL PAGE WILL REMAIN ACTIVE INDEFITELY SO THAT FAMILY & FRIENDS CAN CONTINUE TO LIGHT CANDLES, WRITE WORDS OF SENTIMENT AND UPLOAD PHOTOS IN MEMORY OF MR. DOWNS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS TO COME.

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Services

Gathering of Family and Friends
Monday
September 6, 2021

6:00 PM
CHRIST TEMPLE CATHEDRAL CHURCH COCHUSA
1923 ARCH STREET
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72206

Funeral Service
Tuesday
September 7, 2021

11:00 AM
CHRIST TEMPLE CATHEDRAL CHURCH COCHUSA
1923 ARCH STREET
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72206

Interment
Tuesday
September 7, 2021

1:00 PM
REST IN PEACE MEMORIAL GARDENS
6425 MEMORIAL GARDENS RD
HENSLEY, AR 72065

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