Joyce Dowdy

1938 - July 27, 2023

MRS. JOYCE RENEW DOWDY, age 85, of Rhine, GA, died Thursday, July 27, 2023, at her residence.

Obituary for Joyce Dowdy

MRS. JOYCE RENEW DOWDY, age 85, of Rhine, GA, died Thursday, July 27, 2023, at her residence.

 Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM Monday, July 31, at Hopewell Baptist Church, with Rev. Daniel Cook and Mr. Bobby Ryals officiating, with interment in Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery in Rhine.

 Joyce was born and raised in Abbeville, GA and was a graduate of Wilcox County High School. After high school, she married Charles Dowdy and was a homemaker for several years before later working as a paraprofessional for many years for the Dodge County Board of Education, where she specialized in special education Math and English. Joyce was a dedicated and active member of Hopewell Baptist Church and enjoyed the many years she participated in a group bible study conducted by Mr. Bobby Ryals. She enjoyed gardening, reading, and especially spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joyce was the daughter of the late LaVan Keene Renew and Ernest Renew and was preceded in death by her Husband, Charles G. Dowdy, Sr., Son, Charles G. “Rock” Dowdy, Jr., Sister, Patricia Renew Ashe, and Brother, Charles Renew.

 She is survived by her Daughter – Susie Dowdy Jones (Randy) of Rhine, GA; Son – Adam Dowdy (Kim) of Rhine, GA; Grandchildren – Betsy Howell (Todd), Buster Dowdy (Heather), Zak Dowdy (Logan), Jason Jones (Kesha), Dana Lowery (Chase), Shipp Dowdy, Jade Dowdy, and Jacey Dowdy; Great-Grandchildren – Paige Howell, Walt Howell, Carsen Howell, Rylie Dowdy, Chloe Dowdy, Diezel Dowdy, Georgia Kate Jones, Griffin Jones, Emily Jones, Dalton Dowdy, Hayden Dowdy, Emma Lowery, Lynnzy Lowery, and Talon Dowdy; Sisters – Joann Renew Henderson of Augusta, GA and Rhonda Renew Smith (Harry) of Abbeville, GA; Brother – Glenn Renew (Jenny) of Hazlehurst, GA; Sister-in-law – Ricky Renew of Alabama; Caregivers – Kimberly Dupree and Leora McIntyre; Numerous Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins.

 The family may be contacted at the residence of Susie and Randy Jones, 391 Hopewell Church Rd., Rhine, and will receive friends in Hopewell Baptist Church from 10:00AM-11:00AM Monday, July 31.

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