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Ronald

Evans

Downer

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January 27, 2022

Ronald (Ronnie) Evans Downer, Jr., age 63, of Wilmington, NC passed away on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, NC. Tragically, Ronnie's wife and love of his life, Tricia Downer, passed away two days after. Their love story was meant to last through eternity as Ronnie was there to welcome her with open arms. He was born on July 11, 1958 in Covington, VA to Mary Davis Downer and the late Ronald Evans Downer. In addition to his father, Ronnie was preceded in death by his brother, Chris Downer. Ronnie spent most of his life in Covington, VA. After retiring from Mead Westvaco Paper Mill, Ronnie and Tricia moved to Wilmington, NC. Ronnie was a compassionate man who would help anyone out and do anything for a stranger. He was a member of Lifepoint Church in Wilmington and was strong in his faith. Ronnie enjoyed spending time with his wife, grandbabies, his dog, Lola, and his 1971 Barracuda. He also liked visiting the beach, being outdoors, dancing, and talking politics. He was a hardworking, amazing dad who loved his family very much and he will be dearly missed. In addition to his mother, Ronnie is survived by his son, Joshua Downer and wife, Keri; daughter, Emily Runkle and husband, Chris; brother, Michael Downer and wife, Dawn; sister, Tammy Stephenson and husband, Steve; grandchildren, Reilley Downer and Christian Runkle; and many other family and friends. The funeral service will be held on Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 2:00PM in the chapel of Arritt Funeral Home with Pastor, Chester Smith officiating. The interment will follow in Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home. Service Information Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022 Time: 2/5/22 02:00 pm Arritt Funeral Home Chapel Cemetery Information Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022 Falling Spring Presbyterian Church Cemetery
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Juanita /Kenny Helton

Apr 23, 2024

The family of Betty ,we will miss her so much ,I will never forget her Praising the Lord ,always dancing in the presence of the Lord ,always had a heart of gold for the people ❤️, she is now in the arms of the Lord ,

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Laura Harris Waddy

Apr 23, 2024

Betty was my classmate from grade 6 at Watson to Graduation from CHS, c/o 1971. She was very quiet, yet very friendly.
I saw her several times, after her return to Covington, usually at church. She was very spiritual and loved worship and praise.
My condolences 🙏🏽 and prayers to her entire Family.

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J.R. & Mary Persinger

Apr 23, 2024

Sorry for your loss. May Joe rest in a peaceful heaven. Prayers for the family.

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Debbie Shuart

Apr 22, 2024

Kathy, So sorry to hear of Robert’s passing. He’ll be remembered as the kind face and always a kind word sitting in front of us at Church. Prayers 🙏

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Mr. and Mrs Terry Rock

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family - We were so sorry to hear of your loss. Johnny was a fine man and he will be missed. Please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers, with our sincerest sympathy.

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Thomas and Barbara Tucker

Apr 21, 2024

Robert was one of the greatest person I've ever met a Christian friend. And man always loved to see you happy go lucky. Never a bad word to say about anybody. Are lives are richer for knowing him .

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Debbie Tingler Smith

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and Family
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Johnny was such a kind sweet person. His smile would brighten anyone's day. God Bless All of You.

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Michele and Joshua

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley and family. Sorry for your loss.

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Sandy Lemons

Apr 21, 2024

Shirley, John and Lorrie my thoughts and prayers. Some of our best times in Covington were at your house. Johnny and Bo are up there healthy and pain free. My love and prayers are with you all.

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Donnette Miles

Apr 20, 2024

May you rest in paradise.

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Jack & Nadine Wykle

Apr 20, 2024

Cathy we are both so sorry for your loss. May you find hope and peace in the precious memories of yesterday.

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Roscoe R. Humphries

Apr 20, 2024

Jonny was such a wonderful man who loved his family, enjoyed his motorcycle rides with friends and attending car shows. Prayers to you Shirley and family.

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