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Rachel Allen Dowdy, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother went to be with our Lord on Friday, May 27, 2022, in Decatur, Texas.
Graveside services will be at Eastside Cemetery in Bridgeport on Tuesday, May 31 at 10:30 am. Pastor Ronald Crocker will officiate. There will be no formal visitation, the family will be at the home on 1711 Lanice Avenue, Bridgeport, TX. Honorary pallbearers will be Chad Carter, Meade Carter, Michael Cox, and Trein Cox.
Rachel was born on May 12, 1941, at home to Richard Jackson and Una Ellis Allen in Summerfield, NC. She was united in marriage to Herman Dowdy on July 3, 1959, in Shady Grove Wesleyan Church, Colfax, NC.
She moved to Bridgeport in 1978. She does not believe in church membership but has been a faithful attendee and supporter of Harvest Time Church since 1995. She retired from the University of North Texas, Denton, TX, after 20 years of service.
Rachel is preceded in death by her husband; parents; five brothers, baby unnamed, Ronald, Robert, Claude, and James Allen; two sisters, Sallie Shelton and Mildred King, all of NC.
Those left behind to cherish her memory are her daughter Renea Kincaid of Joshua, TX; son, Keith Dowdy and wife Carol of Decatur, TX; four grandchildren, Michelle Young of Bridgeport, TX, Chad Carter and wife Ingrid of Colleyville, TX, Katie Cox of Bridgeport, TX , and Michael Cox of Decatur, TX; six great-grandchildren, Meade, Addie, Alysa, Kaitlynn, Hailey, and Trein; sisters Ruth Moore, Hilda Shore, Sarah Smith, all of NC; brother Thomas Allen of NC, and a host of nieces, nephews and family members.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Harvest Time Church, attention: Leandra Crocker, 179 PR 3227, Bridgeport, TX 76426.
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