Louvella “Cindy” Louise Dowell (2018-11-12 17:09:52)

Louvella “Cindy” Louise Dowell, age 75, of Wilkesboro, passed away Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Duke University Hospital.

She was born December 29, 1942 in Wilkes County to Gwyn June and Gladys Belle Parks Suddith. Cindy was a member of New Damascus Baptist Church and prepared the church bulletins for many years. She attended secretarial school in Winston Salem after graduating from Lincoln Heights School. She worked in the insurance industry for thirteen years and later was employed in the financial industry prior to retiring. As a member of the community, Cindy enjoyed working as an election assistant at the Polls. She enjoyed planting roses in her yard, dancing, traveling, attending live musical events and meeting new people wherever she went. Cindy especially enjoyed spending time with her family and loved her grandchildren dearly. She adored her dog, Benji, her “little boy”, who brought her much joy. Mrs. Dowell was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Jack Dowell; and brothers, Albert William Suddith and Douglas Gwyn Suddith.

Surviving are her son, Anthony “Twonny” Antoine Dowell of Durham; daughter, Kimberly Ann Broadnax and husband Lewis III of Durham; grandchildren, Jenna Celine Broadnax and Lewis Marvin Broadnax IV both of Durham; aunt, Grace Ellicott of Connellsville, Pennsylvania; uncle, Russell Ferguson and wife Stella of Buffalo, New York; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 15, 2018 at New Damascus Baptist Church with Rev. Keith D. Knox, Sr. officiating. Burial will follow in High View Cemetery. The family will receive friends at New Damascus Baptist Church from 1:00 until 2:00 on Thursday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted or donations can be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tennessee 38105-9956. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to