Mrs. Downey was born in Shelby County, on May 4, 1927 to the late Lewis and Susan Elizabeth Cook Wilson. She was united in marriage to James Earl Downey, who also preceded her in death. She was a Quality Inspector for Fruit of the Loom and a member of Calvary Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by her siblings.
She is survived by her daughter, Susan Warmoth (Billy).
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 36 School House Road, Frankfort.