Mary Magdalene McDowell

April 26, 1932December 9, 2018

Mary “Magdalene” Kinley McDowell, 86, went to be with her Lord on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Magdalene was born in Randolph County on April 26, 1932 to David Theodore Kinley and Treva Lee Hughes Kinley. Magdalene retired from Four Seasons Apparel in Thomasville. She was a lifelong member of Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church in Randolph County and currently attended Thomasville Church of God.

Magdalene was preceded in death by her husband, James McDowell; two sisters, Emma Jane Hunt and Dot Sluder: and one brother, Homer Kinley.

Surviving are daughters, Sandra McDowell Greene and husband, Wesley of Thomasville, and Janet McDowell Pikula and husband, Louis of Winston Salem; Sister, Shirley Ann Saunders (Lonnie) of Asheboro; Brother, Benny Kinley (Lou) of Lexington; Four grandchildren, Misty Embry, Ricky Greene, Julia and Louis Pikula; great-grandchildren, Jalyn, Paitlyn, and Makinlee and several nieces and nephews. A celebration of Magdalene’s life will be held on Friday, December 14th at 1pm at Thomasville Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends from 12-1pm prior to the service.

Memorials may be made to Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

Thomasville Funeral Home, 18 Randolph Street, Thomasville, NC is honored to assist the McDowell family.


  • David Theodore & Treva Lee Hughes Kinley, Parents
  • James McDowell, Husband
  • Sandra McDowell Greene & husband Wesley, Daughter
  • Janet McDowell Pikula & husband Lou, Daughter
  • Misty Embry, Grandchild
  • Ricky Greene, Grandchild
  • Julia Pikula, Grandchild
  • Louis Pikula, Grandchild
  • Dot Sluder, Sister
  • Emma Jane Hunt, Sister
  • Shirley Ann Saunders & husband Lonnie, Sister
  • Homer Kinley, Brother
  • Benny Kinley & wife Lou, Brother
  • Mrs. McDowell is also survived by great-grandchildren Jalyn, Paitlyn, Makinlee, as well as several nieces & nephews.

  • Ricky Greene
  • Wesley Greene
  • Stancel Hoover
  • David Lee Kinley
  • Louis Pikula
  • Waylon Saunders

  • Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund


  • Visitation Friday, December 14, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Friday, December 14, 2018

Mary Magdalene McDowell

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Regenia Ligon

December 12, 2018

Sandy and Janet,
I am so thankful that I was able to see and visit with Aunt Magdalene over the last few years. And it meant a lot to me that over the years no matter where I was working Magdalene would always find me and stop by to see me. She will truely be missed. I know she is in heaven looking down on us with a big smile.
Love you and will miss you Aunt Magdalene