Shirley L. Downing

Shirley Ledebur Downing, 80, of Chesterfield, passed away on April 2, 2014. The daughter of the late Cora Zerbe Ledebur and George Ledebur, she was also proceeded in death by: her two sisters, Althea Webster and Geraldine Buzard; and a daughter, Judith Downing Gilbert.

Mrs. Downing was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church and retired from Allied Chemical, now Honeywell. She was married to the late Ned Downing. They raised seven children and between them had 20 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and many nieces; and nephews.

She leaves cherished memories with: her children Jeffery Outlaw, Jonathan Outlaw, Ken Outlaw, Kristine Downing, Mary Boswell Downing, and Butch Downing; and her first husband and father of her three sons, James C. Outlaw. The family will receive friends Saturday, April 12, 2014, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the Colonial Heights Chapel of E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes and Crematory, 2033 Boulevard.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the , 9221 Forest Hill Ave., Richmond, VA 23235. Condolences may be registered at

Funeral Home

E. Alvin Small Funeral Homes & Crematory
2033 Boulevard  Colonial Heights, VA 23834
(804) 526-3400

Published in The Progress-Index on Apr. 6, 2014