Mrs. Madeline Dowell, age 81, of Newark, DE, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2012.
Born in Winston-Salem, NC, on June 15, 1930, Mrs. Dowell was the daughter of the late Eddie Dezern and Daisy Fowler Dezern. She made her career with the A & P Grocery Store (now Superfresh), where she retired.
Mrs. Dowell was a devout Christian throughout her life and was a longtime, active member of Calvary Baptist Church.
She is survived by her beloved husband of 64 years, Samuel L. Dowell; son, Cecil D. Dowell (Elizabeth) of Middletown; brothers, Windel Dezern (Irene) of Salisbury, NC, and Bobby Dezern of Winston-Salem, NC; sisters, Ola Mason and Opal Brown, both of Winston-Salem, NC; grandchildren, Andrew Dowell (Marcia) of Magnolia, Brandon Dowell (Kim) of Townsend, and Denise Dowell of Middletown; and great grandchildren, Olivia, Carter, and Cooper. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by siblings, James Dezern, Raymond Dezern, and Louise Hill.
A funeral service will be held at 11 am on Friday, January 13, 2012, at the Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. DuPont Parkway, New Castle.
In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Mrs. Dowell may be made to Calvary Baptist Church, 215 E. Delaware Avenue, Newark, DE 19711; or to the American Diabetes Association, P.O. Box 7023, Merrifield, VA 22116-7023.