Shirley Geneva Downing

Mrs. Shirley Geneva Downing, 76, a resident of Lake City, Florida passed away Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at the Lake City Medical Center.
Mrs. Downing was a lifelong resident of Columbia County and is the widow of Clyde Downing.  She is the daughter of Mary Simpkins.  She is a member of the Mt. Beulah Baptist Church Wellborn, Florida.  Mrs. Downing is preceded in death by a daughter, Linda K. Hutchinson.
Survivors include three daughters:  Barbara (Gary) Garner, Lake City, Fl., Mary (Bruce) Williams, Mayo, Florida and Joyce Poulnot, Lake City, Fl.  One Son:  Mitch (Ellen) Downing, Lake City, Fl.  One brother:  Gene Simpkins, Arkansas.  Seven grandchildren and ten great grandchildren also survive. 
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, January 18, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. in the Mt. Beulah Baptist Church with the Rev. Lewis Gooch and the Rev. Tommy Cannon officiating.  Interment will follow in the church cemetery.  The family will receive friends Thursday evening, January 17, 2013 from 6:00-8:00 P.M. at the Dees-Parrish Family Funeral Home.  Arrangements are under the direction of the DEES-PARRISH FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 458 S. Marion Ave., Lake City, FL 32025 752-1234 Please share your thoughts and wishes for the family at our on-line family guestbook at

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458 S Marion Ave. Lake City, FL 32025

Published in Lake City Reporter on Jan. 17, 2013