Harriett Ann Revere Dowdell
1929 - 2018
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Harriett Ann Revere Dowdell (1929-2018) departed this life on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018. A native of Dayton, OH, she was the seventh of eight children born to James and Irene Revere. Harriett graduated from Dunbar High School (Dayton), Class of '47. Following graduation, she attended and graduated from Talledega College, Talledega, AL where she pledged Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. in 1948, and obtained a B.S. degree in education in 1951. Later in her career, she received her master's degree in education from Indiana University. Soon after graduating from college, Harriett began a long and memorable life in Gary, IN where she met and married her husband of 58 years and father of her three children, James Dowdell, Jr., and enjoyed a long teaching career and life of service to the community and church. Harriett was a faithful member of St. Timothy Community Church and the choir for more than 65 years. She was renowned for her "angel voice". Harriett was also loved by every second-grade student she taught over the course of more than thirty years at Charles R. Drew School. She was a member of Gary Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., the Gary Arts Council, Gary YWCA Board of Directors; the BP's Couple Club, and the NN's Bridge Club; founder of the Gary Chapter of Tots and Teens, Inc.; and volunteer for Gary Methodist Hospital. Harriett was preceded in death by her parents and siblings. She is survived by her three children, Lillian Dowdell Drakeford, Byron James Dowdell, and Anna-Marie Dowdell Anderson; seven grandchildren, Meghan (Jacarr) McCreary, Naomi and James Drakeford, Alexander and Cortland Anderson, Byron Dowdell II, and Myles Berryhill, and a host of other relatives and friends. Services will be Friday, Nov. 30th at St. Timothy Community Church, 1600 W. 25th Ave. Family will receive friends from 9:30 -10:30 am; Omega Omega Delta Service, 10:30-11:00 am; Homegoing Celebration, 11:00 am. Interment, Ridgelawn Cemetery.

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Published in Post-Tribune from Nov. 28 to Nov. 29, 2018.
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December 5, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. Sending you strength and love during this difficult time.
December 2, 2018

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Mom. I will always remember her smile. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time.
Angela Grant-Grady
November 30, 2018
My deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mrs. Dowdell. May God give you strength and comfort during this difficult time. Please accept my sincere condolences. Psalms 145:18.
November 29, 2018
To the Dowdell family,
Byron, Missy & Nisey..

With sympathy and heavy hearts we offer our deepest condolences,thoughts and prayers. As he does always, our lord will see you thru, its a difficult road to travel and the pain sometimes seems unbearable, but just hold tight to God's unchanging hands and marvel in his goodness. God bless..
The Stewart family..
November 29, 2018
My condolences and prayers to Missy and the Family.
Cathy Russell
November 29, 2018
To Missy and the Dowdell family, my heart felt sympathies. Praying for comfort, strength, and peace. Peace and many blessings be upon you.
Grant Shirley
November 29, 2018
With Heartfelt sympathy, our condolences. The Brian Dowdell Sr Family
November 29, 2018
Mrs. Dowdell was my second grade teacher and I will always remember her smile. She made a positive impact on a young child. May God give her family the strength they need during this difficult time. TTBOD
Pamela Thompson
November 29, 2018
My condolences to the entire family .. The Boyd & Shumpert family loved this beautiful soul ..
Rest easy ... love Angie Boyd
Angela Boyd
November 28, 2018
Blessings to the family...
November 28, 2018
My condolences to the Dowdell family. May God always be first in your life.
Many blessing.
Michael Bullock
November 28, 2018
I remember Mrs. Dowdell singing the solos in the choir at St.Timothy. My condolences to her family. She was a nice woman with a warm smile...that should have alerted me that she was a teacher...and my Delta Soror! Rest in peace and sing in heaven!
Diane Jenkins Harvey
November 28, 2018
I will miss you

With Love Rudy Byron, Sr.
Rudy Byron
November 28, 2018
In this very Room...
Rest easy Mrs. Dowdell. Take flight and raise your beautiful voice in the Heavenly Choir
Tamilla "Tammi" Calloway
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