Alice Marie Jackson Downing

Alice Marie Jackson Downing, age 69, was born April 25, 1950, and departed this life peacefully on December 27, 2019, in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Alice grew up in the Waverly Heights section of Leesburg, where she was the third of four daughters. She was baptized and became a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church in Leesburg, Virginia, where she was the great-great-grand-daughter of the first pastor, William O. Robey. Alice was a devoted daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. She leaves a legacy of service to family and community. Alice was preceded in death by her mother, Violet Jackson. She leaves to cherish her memory, a loving husband of forty one years, Ronald Downing of Palm Des-ert, California; daughter, Alexis Downing of Leesburg, Virginia; son, Cooper Downing, of Palm Desert, California; father, Paul D. Jackson, of Leesburg, Virginia; sister, Joyce A. Jackson, of Leesburg, Virginia; sister, Sylvia L. Robinson, of Leesburg, Virginia; sister, Pauletta Harrison, of Knoxville, Tennessee; four grandchildren, Elijah Downing and Niall Law of Leesburg, Virginia, and Aniya Downing and Namirah Downing of Yorba Linda, Cali-fornia; and many relatives and friends in California, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. A funeral service will be held Saturday, January 25, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 12 North St. NE, Leesburg, VA 20176. 

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