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Obituaries

Betty Gail Downey, 78, Russell Springs, KY


Betty Gail Downey, 78, of Russell Springs, KY passed from this life on Friday, January 19, 2024 at Russell County Hospital. She was born in Louisville, KY on February 25, 1945, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Cora Elsie Stephens Downey. 
 

Betty was a member of the West 80 Church of God and a former long-time employee of Fruit of the Loom in Jamestown. She gave most of her adult life to raising kids. Betty loved being with her children and grandchildren and was always up for family get-togethers. She played the piano (as well as guitar and bass). She loved music of all kinds and enjoyed singing.


SURVIVORS:

12 children: Cody Downey, Christian Downey, Gina (Terry) McQueary, LaTisha (John) Montgomery, Kisha (Jeremy) Darnell, Courtney Downey, Brooklyn Downey, Emiliee Downey, Kylie Miller, Hailey Smith, Carlie Montgomery and Debbie Higginbotham
1 brother: Carl Downey

6 sisters: Jenny Fillippinie, Velma Hill, Helen Napier, Della Ray Burns, Barbara Russell, and Marsha Bell

11 grandchildren & 10 great-grandchildren

 

Along with her parents, Betty was preceded in death by her son, Donnie Higginbotham; her brother, Lincoln Holder; her sisters, Leecie Holder and Fay Hoover; and her granddaughter, Mia Darnell.

 

Funeral Service: Monday, January 22, 2024 at 1:00pmCT at Bernard Funeral Home with Bro. Scott Proctor officiating 

 

Burial: Bernard Ridge Cemetery

 

Visitation: After 10:00amCT on Monday

 

Arrangements are entrusted to Bernard Funeral Home. An online guestbook is available at www.bernardfuneralhome.com.
 

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