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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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