Wilma Myrick Dowdy went to be with Jesus on March 22, 2023. She will be greatly missed by family and friends, but there is comfort in knowing she is healed and with her Savior. She was reunited with Bob, the love of her life and husband of 54 years, who passed away seven years ago. Wilma was feisty and spunky yet loving and nurturing with a strong spirit and big heart. You never had to guess what she was thinking and she always made sure to tell you how much she loved you. She loved her family greatly and loved being at home. She was always busy enjoying her garden, canning fruits and vegetables, fishing and watching the Braves. She was a loving mother who taught her kids the value of hard work and determination. She endured many medical challenges over her lifetime, but persevered and managed to have a garden every year. She worked in the payroll department at Ingalls Shipbuilding for 29 years. She was Caregiver of her sister for almost 40 years and she was a member of Agricola Baptist Church.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert Lamar “Bob” Dowdy; parents, JB Myrick and Dicy Lee Ratliff Myrick; siblings, Jessie Clyde Myrick, Robert Ray Myrick, Joyce Myrick Williams and Johnny Mack Myrick.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Rick (Lynn) Dowdy of Brandon, Mississippi, Natalie (Kenny) Hall of Little Rock, Arkansas, Bobby (Amanda) Dowdy of Hurley, Mississippi, and Kim (Eric) Boler of Hurley, Mississippi; grandchildren, Landon (Jackie) Dowdy, Corey (Megan) Dowdy, Syndee Wells, Gracee Wells, Reid (Sandy) Hall, Krista Hall, Laykan Dowdy, Chase Dowdy, Preston Boler, and Peyton Boler; great-grandchildren, Lucas Lugo, Mary Evelyn Dowdy, Hayes Dowdy and Robert Hall; siblings, Lois Myrick and Helen Clement; Special friends and caregivers, Mary “Boots” Rich and Dawn Wade; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
The Visitation for Wilma Dowdy will be Saturday, March 25, 2023 from 10:30 AM until 12:30 PM at Agricola Baptist Church. The Funeral Service will begin at 12:30 PM in the church sanctuary with Bro. Tommy Mitchell officiating. Burial will follow in Agricola Cemetery. Pallbearers include grandsons, Landon Dowdy, Corey Dowdy, Reid Hall, Chase Dowdy, Preston Boler and Peyton Boler.
The family requests that memorial gifts be given through the Gideons International or Agricola Baptist Church.
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