Leak Memory Chapel

945 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL


Julia Baker McDowell

October 10, 1924October 31, 2019

Julia Baker McDowell, age 95, passed away on October 31, 2019. Formally of Montgomery, Alabama, Julia was a resident of The Gardens of Wetumpka, an assisted living facility in Wetumpka, Alabama, at the time of her death. Visitation will be held at Leak Memory Chapel at 12:00, on Monday, November 4, with procession to graveside at 12:45. Reverend Brad Sullivan of Vaughn Park Church of Christ will be officiating. She was preceded in death by her husband of fifty-eight years, Wallace McDowell and three sisters, Ruth Brown, Willie Drew Reynolds, and Mary Edna Baker. She is survived by four daughters, Lucie (John) Barnes of Wetumpka, Alabama; Margaret McDowell of Baldwin County, Alabama; Kathleen (Paul) Parker of Titus, Alabama; Barbara (C.C "Butch") Tillery of Mentone, Alabama; four grandchildren, Matthew (Jessica) Roberts of Fitzpatrick, Alabama; Melissa Roberts of Baldwin County, Alabama; Maggie (Andrew) Weems of Vestavia Hills, Alabama; and Susan Parker of Pinson, Alabama; three great grandchildren and her sister, Alma (Walter) Gainey of Pike Road, Alabama. Pallbearers will be John Barnes, Paul Parker, Matthew Roberts, Don Lynch, Andrew Weems and Ben Young. Honorary pallbearers will be William McDowell, James McDowell, James Dozier, Ernest McArthur, and Walter Gainey. The family would like to thank the love and care that was shown to Julia by the staff and nurses at Ivy Creek Hospice of Wetumpka, AL. On-line condolences may be shared at: www.Leak-MC.com


  • Lucie (John) Barnes, Daughter
  • Margaret McDowell, Daughter
  • Kathleen (Paul) Parker, Daughter
  • Barbara (C.C. "Butch") Tillery, Daughter

  • John Barnes, Active Pallbearer
  • Paul Parker, Active Pallbearer
  • Matthew Roberts, Active Pallbearer
  • Don Lynch, Active Pallbearer
  • Andrew Weems, Active Pallbearer
  • Ben Young, Active Pallbearer
  • William McDowell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • James McDowell, Honorary Pallbearer
  • James Dozier, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ernest McArthur, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Walter Gainey, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation Monday, November 4, 2019
  • Graveside Service Monday, November 4, 2019


Julia Baker McDowell

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Margaret Parks Carlson

November 7, 2019

So sorry to read of Julia’s passing. She was a precious person. I know you miss her because I still miss my mom. My love and prayers are with you.

Lu Elliott

November 7, 2019

We were so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Our family was blessed to have known her (as well as your father) during our time in Montgomery. What precious, kind-hearted people they were, and having them for neighbors was such a sweet time. We will always treasure the times they invested into our young family and will remember them fondly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Lu, John, Sara-Grace, and Anna-Faith Elliott

Jan (Pugh) Dillard

November 4, 2019

Sweet Julia was such a wonderful friend to my precious mom, Mary Louise Pugh. They wrote to each other when separated by states and Julia continued when mom could not. I have sweet memories of mom picking her up to go worship at Vaughn Park c of C when I was with her.
I extend deepest sympathy over the passing of your mom.
Our mom’s were bright lights for Jesus and now out of any pain.
Praise God for the gifts of their long lives to teach us more about what us truly important.

Cynthia Reynolds Martin

November 2, 2019

I have so many fond memories of Christmas in Montgomery and visiting Aunt Julia and her family! My sincere and heartfelt sympathy to each of you girls. I know you will miss her but now she will be at rest with no more pain. Much love to each of you!

Anita Reynolds Davis

November 2, 2019

Such a sweet lady and wonderful aunt who always opened her home to her nieces from Virginia. She made our Christmas visits special. She will be missed. Much love to Lucie, Margaret, Kitty and Barbara.

margaret mcdowell

November 1, 2019

In all the world there is no other can take the place of my dear mother.