Ezekiel Bear Downey-Dockery was born April 18, 2012 in Pineville, North Carolina to Tennille LeAnne Downey of Anchorage, Alaska and Brian Dave Dockery of Seminole, Oklahoma and called into Heaven on March 21, 2014 in Wasilla, Alaska. Zeke Bear was an adored son, brother, grandson, cousin and Bear. The celebration will be held Monday March 31, 2014 at St. Patrick's Parish at 2111 Muldoon Rd, Anchorage, Alaska. Father Scott Medlock will officiate. The viewing will begin at 10:00 a.m., with services at 11:00 a.m. and a potluck reception immediately following at St. Patrick's Parish.
He is survived by his parents, Brian, Tennille, and older sisters, Isabelle, Ava, and Veloria. His grandfather, Shield and wife, Emily Downey Jr., and their son, Henry Downey; Aunt Sheila and husband Jason Hill, and their children, Nickolas and Jacqueline; Uncle Shield Downey III, and his children, Imani, Tynyce, and Keyonnie and Shield Downey IV; Grandmother Janet and her husband Rick Strayhorn; Grandfather Mickey Dockery Sr.; Uncle Mickey and his wife, Heather Dockery Jr. and their children, Genesis, Merax and Faith; Aunt Natasha and her husband, Tyler Parks and their children, Merina McHugh and Solomon. Along with many cousins and extended aunts and uncles.
Ezekiel is preceded in death by his grandmother, Jacqueline Downey of Mercer Island, Washington; great-grand parents, Dr. Lloyd M. and Caroline Farner of Mercer Island, Washington; great-grandparents, Gerald "Jake" and his wife, Homa Jean Dockery of Wewoka, Oklahoma and Dave and Ruth Wise-Walker of Bowlegs, Oklahoma.
Although Zeke Bears life would seem short to many, those who were touched by him understood that the quality of existence far exceeds the quantity of time in which one lives. His calm personality and smiling face could melt the hearts of those around him and will remain forever embedded in our memories.
Flowers will be accepted and the family has designated account number 1751704 with AlaskaUSA for memorial contributions. Funeral Services were arranged through Alaskan Heritage.
"Like the appearance of a rainbow in the clouds on a rainy day, so was the radiance around him. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. When I saw it, I fell face down, and I heard the voice of one speaking." Ezekiel 1:28
Published in Alaska Dispatch News from Mar. 28 to Mar. 29, 2014