Adelia Gift Dowdy

Published 4:09 pm Thursday, July 30, 2015

SUFFOLK — Adelia Gift Dowdy, 79, passed away Saturday, July 11, 2015. She was born in Portsmouth to the late Charles and Charlotte Gift. She was a 1954 graduate of Cradock High School and attended Trinity United Methodist Church. She is predeceased by her husband Edward Gibbon Dowdy, and a sister, Anna Hamill.
She is survived by her four daughters, Dale D. Henry and husband William, Cindy L. Dowdy, Jacque D. Jacques and Eva-Lea D. Marshall and husband John; two sons, Edward G. Dowdy, II and wife Abby and Charles L. Dowdy and wife Juanita; two sisters, Eileen Cotton and Charlotte Juanita Cotton and husband George; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral service was held July 14 at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel by the Rev. Drew Ensz. Burial followed in Meadowbrook Memorial Gardens. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Suffolk Humane Society at P.O. Box 5038 Suffolk, VA 23435 or ForKids at P.O. Box 6044 Norfolk, VA 23508.

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