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Jilleen June

Johnson Downey



October 13, 2022

Jilleen June Johnson Downey King, age 83 passed away to be with her Lord and Savior on 10/13/22. She was the wife of Charles (Charlie) William King and the late Ernie Downey, Sr. She previously owned and operated New To You Consignment Store in downtown Covington. Jilleen was a member of Faith Baptist Church. Jilleen is survived by her husband, Charlie King; daughter Stephanie Schrieber (Maryland), and 3 sons Ernie Downey, II (Kathy) Covington, Brad Downey (Covington), and Tony (Melissa) Richmond KY. She has 10 grandchildren, Trey Downey (Angel), Michael Schreiber (Ian), Breanna Garrett (Daniel), Sarah Downey, Chelsea Gozzard (Brent), Katelyn Downey, Megan Downey, Jamie Downey, Hannah Bostic and Marlowe Downey. Three Great Grandchildren Lily Downey, Mason Garrett and Levi Gozzard. Step daughter: Connie Jacobs (Curtis Bosserman, fiance); step grandchildren; Haylee Jacobs, She was born in Dayton, OH on 06/01/1939 to the late Billy Bennett Johnson and Ruby Corrine (Pogue) Johnson. Jilleen was the first born of 7 children. She had 4 brothers, Jack Johnson (Charlene), Thomas Johnson, Robert Johnson, Johnny Johnson (Irene). Two sisters Melissa Spears (Buddy) and Jeanie Johnson. Jilleen was preceded in death by her first husband James Ernie Downey, Sr; a son, Michael Downey, a daughter Michelle Bostic, a granddaughter Marissa Downey, and her brother Jack Johnson. She also leaves many nieces and nephews. Keeping her wishes, she will be cremated. The memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, October 22nd at Arritt Funeral Home in Covington, VA. Visitation will take place from 12:00-1:00, Pastor Mike Warren will be officiating the memorial service at 1:00pm. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Arritt Funeral Home. A livestream of the service is available at
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Jean Johnson

May 31, 2023

Q: What was one of your favorite qualities of Jilleen June?

A: Jill was my oldest sibling. Although she still was a child she was told to look after her younger siblings, as I was the baby. I remember her cutting my hair as I grew up. As I grew up our relationship became her being a sister then other times she mothered me. She was a great cook, mother to her family . I always wanted to be as good mother as she was. The sister in her came out when we use to lay out in the son in her back yard together, on Oak Street., one of my favorite things to do with her. Can't put into words all that I have going on in my head of memories and love I had/have for Jill. But a lot of love and admiration will fill my heart with her always. Jill had many good qualities.


Lia & Mickey Power

May 31, 2023

Big hugs and lots of love to the whole family


Donna Dressler-Miller

May 31, 2023

Ernie and Brad,
I pray everyday for you to be strong through all of this. I know it’s so hard to lose your Mom. Just remember she is not in pain and has a heavenly home. I promise to keep my promise. One day Jill and I will get together and do some crafting. It’s going to be in heaven instead of my house here on earth. This life is only temporarily, we will all be together again and things will be so much sweeter.

Love and Hugs,


Love, Mick & Lisa, Bob & Joyce, Michele &Tom, Denise & Mike

May 31, 2023

Mike, please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.


Bryan Cronin

May 31, 2023

I am so sorry for your loss. Your family is in my prayers.

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