Willie Lee Dowler, wife of the late Floyd D. Dowler Sr., of Parkersburg, W.Va., recently of Leesburg, Fla., has gone to be with the Lord on April 20, 2013, at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
She was a member of the New Life Baptist Church in Leesburg, Fla., and also attended Tri County Worship Center in Rockport, W.Va., for many years. She is the daughter of the late William J. and Lula B. Boyd Ainsworth of Laurel, Miss.
She was preceded in death by brothers, Hershel, Bill and Clinton Ainsworth, and one sister, Loree Holifield, all of Laurel, Miss.; one daughter, Patricia Ann Dowler, passed at birth; one son, Larry M. Dowler; and two grandchildren, Eric B. Croft and Amy Dowler Carder.
She is survived by her sons, Floyd D. (Donna) Dowler Jr., Loyd Dowler and Gary (Carolyn) Dowler, all of Parkersburg, Louis (Julie) Dowler of Tequesta, Fla., and Bernard Dowler of Leesburg, Fla.; three daughters, Wilma (Jim) Nice of Leesburg, Fla., Rebecca (Ronnie) Bailey of Clarksville, Tenn., and Cindy (Mike) Winans of Parkersburg; one sister, Ruth Ashley of Laurel, Miss.; and two brothers, Kenneth Ainsworth of Fort Worth, Texas, and Charles Ainsworth of Laurel, Miss. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. There are many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly.
She was a woman with a kind, loving heart and her home was always open to all. She enjoyed painting, gardening, was an avid reader and homemaker.
The funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg. Pastor Everett Snyder will officiate and entombment will follow at Chapel of Peace Mausoleum of Sunset Memory Gardens. The visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday.
Messages of condolence may be sent to the family by visiting www.kimesfh.com
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's charity of choice, or the Tri County Worship Center in Rockport, in memory of Willie Lee Dowler.