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Ridout's Trussville Chapel

1500 Gadsden Hwy, Birmingham, AL

OBITUARY

Monique Dominique DOWNS

October 22, 1926June 8, 2019
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Monique Dominique Allochis Downs October 22, 1926 – June 8, 2019

Mrs. Monique Downs, age 92, passed away Saturday morning, June 8, 2019 after a long stay in assisted and long term care. She was married to Joe W. Downs for 64 years prior to his passing away on Oct. 7, 2012. They have five children who have been greatly loved and cherished by both parents; Shirley Dawson, deceased (Robert), Scottsboro AL; JoAnn Wakefield (Will R. Jr. ); Ashville,AL; Charmaine Brown (John) of Pinson, AL; John L. Downs (Lona)of Destin, FL; Linda Carter (Tom) of Montevallo, AL. Fourteen grandchildren; Cheryl Thorton(Lynn); Brad Vines of Washington State; Shannon Haston and Bishop Dawson (Amber) of Scottsboro ; Tommy Waldrop (Celeste) of Calera; Terry Waldrop of Ashville, AL; Billy Wakefield (Emily) or Ashville, AL and Brady Wakefield (Carson) of Huntsville, AL; Natalie Hinds (Nathan) of Springville, AL; Jay Brown (Ashly) of Springville, AL: Daniel Brown (Ally) of Calera, AL; Sarah Stills (Jordan) of Leonard Town, MD; Roxanne Renta (Kevin) and Dominique Parker (Brian) both of Trussville. She also had nineteen great grandchildren and one great-great grandson. Mrs. Downs is survived by her two younger sisters, Carmen Lai (Pierre) of Mobile, AL; and Henrietta Scarcliff (Glenn) of Fairhope, AL; as well as many nieces, nephews and cousins in the US, France etc.

Being a school teacher was her dream from an early age. She accomplished that dream teaching French, Spanish and English for 35 years at several high schools and finally retiring from Mountain Brook High School. She is a graduate of Birmingham Southern College in Birmingham, and earned her Masters Degree at the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL. She and Mr. Downs owned and operated Downs Tours Travel Agency which allowed them to travel all over the world.

Funeral will be at Ridout’s Trussville Chapel on Saturday, June 15, 2019. Visitation will begin at 9:30 AM with services following at 11:00 AM Interment to follow at Chalkville Baptist Church Cemetery 2100 Old Springville Road, Birmingham, AL 35215.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 15, 2019

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Sarah Stills

June 12, 2019

Debbie McCloud

June 11, 2019

I am sadden to read about the passing of Monique, but happy for her. I know she is rejoicing and as happy as happy can be in the arms of our Lord God and her One True Love Joe Downs. She was one of the most precious and interesting women I have ever met. She loved and lived with a full heart. I was very blessed to have been given the opportunity to help with her and become friends with her. I know she will be greatly missed but truly is at peace now and completely happy and healthy once again. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of her dear family that she cherished so much. See you again one day sweet lady.

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