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Doris Marie Downs, 78, Mechanicsville

Doris Marie Downs, 78, of Mechanicsville died Feb. 14, 2013, at Hospice House of St. Mary’s, Callaway.

Born Feb. 28, 1934, in Mechanicsville, she was the daughter of the late Louis Tippett and the late Etoyle Tippett.

She enjoyed watching “The Price is Right,” “Golden Girls” and “Bonanza,” stratch-off lottery tickets and wrestling.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, James Wallace Downs; son, Bobby Downs of Mechanicsville; brothers, Louis Tippett and Herman “Funky” Tippett; sisters, Lola Morgan and Hazel Copsey; grandchild, Samantha Malcom; and brother-in-law, Wayne Marshall.

She is survived by her sons, William “Billy” Downs and his wife Betty of Mechanicsville, James “Jimmy” Downs and his wife Linda of Upper Marlboro, Jerry Downs and his wife Patty of Mechanicsville and David Downs and his wife Wendy of Lexington Park; daughter, Gladys “Sissy” Malcom and her husband Homer of Mechanicsville; sisters, Eleanor Johnson of Mechanicsville, Bertha Russell and her husband Albert of Broomes Island, Edna Morgan and her husband Joe of Beltsville, Cathy Morgan and her husband Lewis of Mechanicsville, Emma Marshall of Virginia and Mary “Ninkey” Heier and her husband Horst of Mechanicsville; grandchildren, Billy Downs Jr., Timmy Downs, Crystal Price, Adam Downs, Jerry Downs Jr., Katie Downs, Katelin Downs, Jessica Franck, Christina Malcom and Shannon Malcom; 10 great-grandchildren; best friend, Christine Morgan; and friend and confidant, Michelle Ryman.

Visitation and a service were held Feb. 18 at Brinsfield-Echols Funeral Home, Charlotte Hall. The Rev. James Ryan officiated. Burial took place at Charles Memorial Gardens, Leonardtown.

Pallbearers were Billy Downs, Jimmy Downs, Jerry Downs, David Downs, Lewis Morgan, Adam Downs, Gregory Franck and Johnny Gardiner.

Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of St. Mary’s, P.O. Box 625, Leonardtown, MD 20650 or Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.