Anna Ruth “Sue” Downing
Anna Ruth “Sue” Downing, age 79, went to meet her Lord and Savior on May 3, 2021. Sue was born April 25, 1942 in Ethridge, Tennessee. She resided in Madison, Florida for more than 45 years. She was laid to rest at Mt. Horeb Cemetery in Pinetta, Florida with Rev. Gabe Krell officiating on Monday, May 10, 2021 with a 11:00 A.M. graveside service.
She was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Madison, Florida. She loved her church family and always asked about them when she no longer was able to attend. She especially loved her “Kids Night Out” class that she taught in her early years as a Christian. She was a healthcare giver to many residents in Madison over the years.
She was predeceased by her parents, Benjamin Paschal and Louannie Miller Waits, her devoted husband, Louis Downing; three brothers: Rual Waits, Ronald Waits, and Tommie Waits; seven sisters: Fannie Miller, Belle Mock, Rubye Lee, Avis Polk, Johnny Adair, Adean Wiley, and Jean Jones.
She is survived by her son, John Hartley and wife, Teena; one sister, Gerry (Pat) Leding of Hermitage, Tennessee, numerous nieces and nephews, her friend Teresa Gallegos, all her Granny Sue children who became like family, as well as the loving staff at Lake Park of Madison Nursing Home.
Sue leaves behind many family and friends to mourn her death but wanted all to be secure in knowing that she is with Jesus. All arrangements were under the direction of Burns Funeral Home of Madison.
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