Mary Eileen Dowd
March 19, 1945 – March 19, 2020
Ms. Mary Eileen Dowd, age 75, of Douglasville, Georgia passed away on March 19, 2020—her 75th birthday. She was born March 19, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois. She was a loving mother and grandmother to Myka. She loved gardening, being outside, and all animals. Ms. Dowd was a member of the Master Gardeners of Douglas County. She was Catholic by faith.
Ms. Dowd was preceded in death by her parents, James W. and Mary Hale; son, Michael Dowd; brother, James Hale; and sister, Patricia Payne.
She is survived by her daughter, Corinne Dowd of Douglasville, Georgia; one granddaughter, Myka Dowd; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will hold a private gathering, funeral service and burial. No public service is planned at this time.
Please take time to leave condolences with the family or share memories of Ms. Dowd by visiting www.whitleygarner.com
Services have been entrusted to the care of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, 8640 Rose Avenue, Douglasville, Georgia 30134
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Mary Eileen Dowd
March 26, 2020
Mickey was a friend of mine for over 25 years. We enjoyed being co-workers and, after retirement, taking plant and garden hunting trips together. I am saddened to read of her death. Corrine and Myka, my heartfelt thoughts and love to you both. I will miss Mickey dearly.
March 23, 2020
One of my FAVORITE photos of me and my aunt.
March 20, 2020
Though my memories may be few, I feel so blessed to have had my Aunt Mickey. I knew her to be so kind, thoughtful and caring. Never forgetting any of her great nieces and nephews birthdays with a special birthday card. They so appreciated her thoughtfulness.
We will all miss her and her caring heart. I will miss the stories she shared of my dad.
Mary Ella Payne
March 20, 2020
Given the times and our inability to gather together, I thought I would share a few memories and thoughts of Aunt Mickey than is usual for this kind of post.
My favorite memory of a young, single Aunt Mickey was when she bought a red convertible Mustang with air conditioning. Her mom, my grandmother, could NOT understand why she would buy a convertible WITH air conditioning. (Air conditioning in cars was a new thing at the time and quite an indulgence!) I am glad that I was able to share a picture of a red Mustang that I had just seen in my neighborhood with Mickey this week.
I also want to remember that Mickey was a successful "career" woman before being a "career" woman was even a thing. She rose through the ranks of AT&T through hard work and -- knowing Mickey -- impatience with mediocrity.
My mom and I always wished we had Mickey's "knack" for great design. She was one of "those" people that could turn anything bland or boring into something beautiful from interior decorating to gardening.
Finally, Mickey became an awesome "cheer" grandma over the past few years. She couldn't have been more proud of her granddaughter, Myka.
She will be missed. Love, Mary Ella
March 19, 2020
The staff of Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home and Memorial Park would like to extend our most sincere condolence to the Dowd Family. We would like to thank you for entrusting the care of your loved one into our hands. Please remember you are not alone and we will always be here for you.