Annette Dowdy-White, 54, widow of James White, transitioned to her final rest on Sunday, February 26, 2012 surrounded by her family at McLeod Hospice Center, Florence. Born in Sumter County on May 5, 1957, she was the daughter of Evalina Moore and the late Solomon Deas. She was the third oldest of six children.
She attended the Public Schools of Sumter County, where she received her education at Ebenezer and Hillcrest High School. She committed her life to the Lord during 1990, where she was saved at Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, Woodrow. She later continued her service by becoming a dedicated member of St. Paul Holiness Church, Sumter.
Annette has touched many hearts in many different ways. She was loved and truly will be missed.
She leaves to cherish her memories: a son and daughter-in-law, Aaron Deas Dowdy and Moeun Al-Shafiq of Atlanta, GA; a daughter, Gertrude Dowdy of Sumter; grandchildren, Rashaun Porter and Talleem Al-Shafiq of Atlanta, GA; her mother, Evalina Moore of Charlotte, N. C.; brothers and sisters, Walter Moore, Elouise Moore, Annie Mae Moore, and Selma Woods; her loving grandaunt, Edna Dowdy; a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends
Funeral services will be held 3:00 p. m., Sunday, March 4, 2012 from the St. Paul Holiness Church, 129 ½ West Moore Street, Sumter, with the Elder Barrington Pierson, pastor, eulogist, Minister Ollie Thompson, presiding, assisted by Elder Walter Hamilton
The family is receiving friends at the home of her sister, Selma Woods 108 Pear Street, Sumter.
The Remains will be placed in the church at 2:00 p. m.
The funeral cortege will leave from the home of her sister at 2:30 p. m.
Floral bearers will be St. Paul Holiness Church Family.
Pall bearers will be friends of the family.
Burial will be in the Colclough Cemetery, Dubose Siding Road, Sumter.