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Family-Placed Death Notice
DOWNER, Tracy TRACY PATTERSON DOWNER Tracy Patterson Downer died the morning of July 11, 2012. She was 44. Tracy leaves behind her beloved husband, Jeff D. Downer, and two precious children: Sam, 9, and Lucy, 6. She was the daughter of the late Loyd Patterson Jr., the niece of Bob and Debbie Patterson of Wood River, IL, and the God-daughter of Walter Ford and the late Lora Bea Ford. She is also survived by her cousins: Tina and Dene Schickedanz and Shira Patterson, and her mother-in-law, Lynn Downer-Goss. Tracy majored in Marketing at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. For 17 years, Tracy worked for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a Senior Account Executive in Major Accounts. She was last employed by Auto Trader. Tracy was an avid sports fan; she especially loved any sport Sam or Lucy played. A Memorial Mass will be held at Ten o'clock in the morning on Monday, July 16th at the Cathedral of Christ the King. The family will receive friends at H.M. Patterson & Son, Spring Hill on Sunday, July 15th from two to six o'clock in the evening with a Rosary at five o'clock. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Tracy Downer Memorial Fund, c/o Wells Fargo, 3890 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30319, for the education of Sam and Lucy Downer.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from July 13 to July 15, 2012