Patience-Montgomery Funeral Home

406 First Street, Jackson, MI


Mary J Downard

September 8, 1946March 3, 2020

Mary Jane Downard - Of Jackson MI, passed away on March 3, 2020 at the age of 73. Mary was born on September 8, 1946 in Jackson to parents, Ervin L. and Dorothy G. Smith. She loved spending her time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She enjoyed watching her favorite television shows as well as passing her time with her friends at Thome Pace, working on puzzles and making cards to give to friends and family. She is survived by her children: Dawn Smith of Mayfield KY; special daughter, Tammie Downard of Jackson MI; grandchildren, Tasha Downard (Shawn), Steven (Christina) Nelson, Stacey Nelson all of Jackson MI, Tabitha Mullins, Katrina Mullins and Marlo Mullins all of Mayfield KY.; great grandchildren, Donavin, Taylor, Ayanna, Jayden, Amancio, Rachel, Layla, Jasmine, baby Steven, Adhelen, Azariah and Mateo; siblings, Elaine (Leroy) Weed, Shirley (Skip) Dotson and best friends, Gerry and Marci. Mary was preceded in death by her parents; siblings: Thomas (Cheryl) Smith, Bernadine Smith-Jones, Peggie Bott; nieces: JoAnne McCleery, Kimberly Owens, Theresa Dotson, MaryAnn Smith; nephews, James Silence and John Smith. Per Mary’s wishes, cremation has been chosen. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held on Sunday, March 15, 2020 at the Fraternal Order of Eagle #612 (301 Detroit Street Jackson) from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, March 15, 2020


Mary J Downard

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Darlene Smirh

March 9, 2020

My condolence to Mary’s family. So sad to lose a loved one. God has another angel. Mary will live on in the hearts of her family and friends. Mary was a kind loving women. Whenever I saw her she would always speak. Mary , May you RIP. Darlene smith