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OBITUARY

Brooxie Palmer

October 10, 1928October 3, 2019
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Brooxie V. Palmer, age 90, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on Thursday October 3, 2019, six days from her 91st birthday. Brooxie was born October 10, 1928 in Parsons, TN to the late Harvey and Ethel Johnson.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, James C. Palmer, her brother Odus Johnson and sister Eloise Churchwell. She is survived by her daughters Jamie Palmer and Jeanie Palmer Dowdle, son in law Wayne Dowdle, grandchildren Clint Dowdle (Catherine), Brooks Dowdle Ward (Matthew), Blair Dowdle Mann (Kyle) and her great grandchildren Denton & McKenna Dowdle and Palmer Ward. She was very close to her brother in law Rick Palmer (Judy) and her niece Patricia Busby (Mickey) and was also survived by many extended family members.

Brooxie loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and she shared His love with her Waypoint Baptist Church family, and her many beloved friends. She was truly loved by all who knew her.

A visitation for Brooxie will be held Monday, October 7, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Palmer family. Gifts or memorials may be directed to Waypoint Baptist Church, 5586 Stage Rd, Memphis, TN 38134 or a charity of your choice.

  • FAMILY

  • Jamie Palmer, daughter
  • Jeanie Palmer Dowdle, daughter
  • Wayne Dowdle, son-in-law
  • Clint Dowdle (Catherine), grandchild
  • Brooks Dowdle Ward (Matthew), grandchild
  • Blair Dowdle Mann (Kyle), grandchild
  • Denton Dowdle, great-grandchild
  • McKenna Dowdle, great-grandchild
  • Palmer Ward, great-grandchild
  • She was very close to her brother in law Rick Palmer (Judy) and her niece Patricia Busby (Mickey) and was also survived by many extended family members.

    She is preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, James C. Palmer, her brother Odus Johnson; her sister, Eloise Churchwell and her parents, Harvey and Ethel Johnson.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Reverend Bo Grace, Officiant
  • Pam Danger, Soloist
  • Jeffrey Via, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Mike Dennison, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Chuck Herndon, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Steve Burks, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Rick Chastin, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Waypoint Baptist Church

Services

  • Visitation Monday, October 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, October 7, 2019

Memories

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Terry Burks

October 8, 2019

My husband and I were her neighbors of 30 plus years. She was and will always be considered our second mom. As I left for work this morning I looked as I usually do at those signature curtains lol which of course are closed. This was always our clue she was ok if they were open. I can't count the times Steve would say "have you talked to Ms. Palmer today? Her curtains aren't open". I think it really hit, those curtains won't be open again. I will remember the many times she would call when she would see my van in the drive when it was a work day. (Nine times out of 10 it was a bank holiday). It got to where I would try to beat her calling me. She was checking to make sure I was ok and not sick. I will never go out of town or return without thinking of Ms. Palmer. We would let her know when we were going, where and when we would get back. If it got close to dark, I better well call her first because she WOULD call me because she would get concerned. All of this and MORE was Ms. Palmer. She looked after us and we her. It was truly an honor to know her and to do for her what we could. I will miss getting her mail for her and Steve always took her garbage to the curb and back. I will miss stopping by Aldi's to pick up a few things she needed. When we saw her a week ago Sunday I had spoken to her about a lift chair and being the very independent woman she was, she told me her doctor said she has to get her exercise and that was that lol...A more Godly woman I've never known. She loved her family, she loved her church and she LOVED her home. There is no greater honor than to know and be the small part of her life we were. I truly miss her with all my heart. And now she has no need for a lift chair lol..We love you Ms. Palmer. I think everyone else called her Brooxie, she was always Ms. Palmer to us.

Sherry Czajkowski

October 7, 2019

I have so many memories of Aunt Brooxie from when I was a child. She was such a loving person. I remember going to my grandmother's(Frances Palmer) house and we would always go to see Aunt Brooxie and Aunt Laverne. They would always cook something special for us. She was such an awesome cook. She was always happy to see us. I also remember her many games with my grandmother and Aunt Clarice. I am very fortunate that my Aunt Gail kept me up to date on her and her family. Although I didn't get to see Aunt Brooxie in her later years I always kept her in my thoughts and prayers. My sincerest condolences for your loss.

Love Always,
Sherry Czajkowski















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Jane Seaton

October 7, 2019

Brooksie, I shall always treasure the friendship we shared together and the wonderful times on trips to bowling tournaments . You will always be in my heart. RIP now with God.

Elizabeth Parrish

October 6, 2019

I had the distinguish pleasure of working with Brooxie at the UT Agricultural Extension Service. She was a God loving wonderful, kind sweet person.
She will truly be missed. My prayers and condolences.

Megan Thomas

October 6, 2019

I met Mrs.Palmer when i was 5yrs old,I'm now 31. She has been my mom's neighbor (Kim Thomas) for the last 21 years and she's always been the sweetest beam of light. She'd look out for me a lot,especially when i started driving,just to make sure I'd make it home from wherever I went that day. I went off to college and she told me how she missed seeing my car pull up but she knew i was at school. She was the epitome of a true neighbor! Loving,caring,thoughtful and extremely sweet. Mrs.Palmer,your memory will never fade from us here on Kipling Ave. Thank you for looking out for us when we didn't even know to look out for ourselves. Love you dearly,the Thomas'.

Josh Chapman

October 6, 2019

I did not see Aunt Broxie much throughout my life, but she was an ABSOLUTE SWEETHEART. I’d call her once in a while and she’d love to visit! She’d literally ask about everyone in the family. Our conversations were three hours long. She absolutely was IMPERFECT BUT UNSELFISH IN EVERY WAY! She literally put everyone else before herself! Jesus lived INSIDE HER COMPLETELY. One special memory I would like to share is this. I miss the days when Aunt Frances Palmer would come home and her and Aunt Clarice and Aunt Frances would get together and play games. Broxie would laugh at Aunt Frances’ silly childish arguments during games. She loved me so much as a child and I always looked forward to seeing her. She will truly be missed by all! My love and prayers go to the family.
Sincerely,
Josh Chapman

Beth Bell

October 6, 2019

Friends,
Of course, I am not saying anything new to you when I say Brooxie was so special! As a young agent, I traveled to Memphis frequently to do team work. Brooxie immediately “adopted “ me and loved and supported me my whole career. I felt good when other friends went to Memphis to work because I knew Brooxie would care for them, too.

What a delightful soul she is. How blessed I am to have known her.
Beth Bell
Retired UT Extension, Dyer County

Carey Dowdle

October 6, 2019

What a lady, special loving mother and grandmother, Christian role model who loved her daughters, grandchildren and great grand children to whom she gave her all. Whoever had the opportunity to know or meet her felt her gentle spirit. We are deeply sorry for your loss yet rejoice in knowing you’ll again be together in Gods time.

Much love, Carey, Joe and Robert

Queen Edwards-Gardner

October 6, 2019

Brooxie I will truly miss your beautiful smile and soft voice. I worked with her at The Extension Service. You are much loved, and will be tremendously missed.

Anita Cunningham

October 5, 2019

Dear Jamie and Jeanie, I was saddened to hear of Aunt Brooxie's passing. I always remembered her as a warm, kind and gentle person. She had a beauty that came from within, and I'm sure she will be deeply missed. Praying that the Lord's peace will enfold your family. All my love, Anita Cunningham (Schlosser).

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Biography

Brooxie V. Palmer, age 90, of Memphis, Tennessee passed away on Thursday October 3, 2019, six days from her 91st birthday. Brooxie was born October 10, 1928 in Parsons, TN to the late Harvey and Ethel Johnson.

She is preceded in death by her husband of 32 years, James C. Palmer, her brother Odus Johnson and sister Eloise Churchwell. She is survived by her daughters Jamie Palmer and Jeanie Palmer Dowdle, son in law Wayne Dowdle, grandchildren Clint Dowdle (Catherine), Brooks Dowdle Ward (Matthew), Blair Dowdle Mann (Kyle) and her great grandchildren Denton & McKenna Dowdle and Palmer Ward. She was very close to her brother in law Rick Palmer (Judy) and her niece Patricia Busby (Mickey) and was also survived by many extended family members.

Brooxie loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ and she shared His love with her Waypoint Baptist Church family, and her many beloved friends. She was truly loved by all who knew her.

A visitation for Brooxie will be held Monday, October 7, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Memphis Funeral Home, 5599 Poplar Ave, Memphis, TN 38119, followed by a funeral service at 2:00 PM.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.MemphisFuneralGermantownParkway.com for the Palmer family. Gifts or memorials may be directed to Waypoint Baptist Church, 5586 Stage Rd, Memphis, TN 38134 or a charity of your choice.