Lois Elizabeth McDowell, 81, of Danville, Va., passed away on Thursday, July 4, 2019, at Sovah Health Danville. She was born on July 2, 1938, in Keeling, Va., to the late Raymond and Elizabeth Lewis. She was married to Garland McDowell, now deceased, for 62 years. She was a loving mother to her family and was a caretaker to many families throughout the years. She enjoyed the company of her dog, Joey. Mrs. McDowell is survived by her daughter, Angela Jackson (Bryan) of Dry Fork, Va.; her son, Raymond W. McDowell (Sandra) of Ashland, Va.; as well as her grandchildren, Jessica Pitts (Ben), Rebecca Weinand (Dan), Cody Orrell, Emily Orrell, Tyler Myers, and Mary Jackson. In addition to her parents, Mrs. McDowell was predeceased by her son, Ricky McDowell. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at Norris Mt. Hermon Chapel with the Rev. Brian Edwards officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 until 1:45 p.m. at the funeral home prior to the service, and at other times at the residence of Angela Jackson. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial donations to Hope Church, 1118 Franklin Turnpike, Danville, Va. 24540. Norris Funeral Services, Inc. & Crematory, Mt. Hermon, 3995 Franklin Turnpike, Danville, Va. is respectfully serving the McDowell family. Online condolences may be made at www.norrisfuneral.com.
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