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Renee’ Adkisson Dowdy

Mrs. Renee’ Adkisson Dowdy, age 77 of Lebanon, passed away on Thursday November 12, 2020 at the Alive Hospice Residence in Nashville, TN.  She was born September 18, 1943 in Davidson County, TN to the late Joseph Aaron Adkisson and Ruffie Eugenia “Jean” McCanless Adkisson.

Mrs. Dowdy graduated from Donelson High School and went on to receive her cosmetology license.  She was a hairdresser in the Mount Juliet area for many years having been part owner of the Charren’s Salon on Lebanon Road.  She was a devout Christian, having professed Christ as Lord and Savior at an early age, and was a member of the World Outreach Church in Murfreesboro.  In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, William T. “Bill” Dowdy; son, William L. “Bo” Dowdy; and brother, Jody Adkisson.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Denise (Troy) Holley; grandchildren, Blaine (Kaitie) Holley, Brylee (Justin) Deitz, Braden and Brock Holley, and Victoria Dowdy; great-grandchildren, Lottie, Rowan, and Elias Deitz, Leo and Xander Dowdy, Winn and Cal Holley; sisters, Gayle Italiano and Peggy (Ken) Davis;  as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 3PM on Saturday November 21, 2020 at Fairview Church, 1660 Leeville Pike Lebanon, TN 37090.  Visitation with the family will be held at the church on Saturday from 1PM to 3PM.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME in charge of arrangements

Messages for the Family

  1. Glenda Simpson says:
    Will miss my dear cousin and friend tremendously. Love her so much.
  2. Carol Campbell says:
    She made such a joyous & loving mark n my life, it will never b the same. I feel like Thelma has left Louise.
    • Melba Jobe says:
      Expressions Of Condolences To The Dowdy Family On Nov. 15th, 2020. The Book Of Psalm. Godly Love, Prayers, Strength and Comfort To All In Jesus Name, Amen !!! The Holy Spirit Is Defintely Your/Our Comforter.
  3. Peggy Jean Davis says:
    Oh my how I’m going to miss my dear sweet sister, she was the best ever. I can’t begin to tell her how much she meant to me. Very sad day but I know God’s got her and she is finally at rest. Love you sister.❤️❤️❤️
  4. Annette Gibson says:
    She was such a wonderful person. She made my 15th Birthday such a great memory for me & my parents. She was such a lovely & beautiful person.
    • Faye Derryberry says:
      My sweet sweet cousin will leave a big hole in so many hearts. So sorry for your loss, Denise, Peggy, Gayle and family. Rest in heavenly peace, Renee.
  5. Clayton House says:
    All mine great memories from my younger years have Renee and her family in them . She was my second mom and will always treasure her
  6. Jim Simpson says:
    Renee was like a sister, loving, caring, devoted believer and so generous. G and I will miss you and see you later! Love you Renee
  7. Jim and Diane Harkreader says:
    We are deeply sorry to hear of Renee’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and we will miss her. Our prayers and condolences are with her family.
  8. Ethan, Grey, Ron & Pam says:
    We are deeply sorry about the loss of Aunt Renee. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Much love.
  9. Crystal Brown says:
    We are going to miss her and that sweet smile. Praying peace and comfort for all the family
  10. Ricky Allen says:
    All memories I have of Renee are all wonderful, I don’t think she was ever without a smile. She made the small part of the world she was in, a much better place. Thank you Lord for allowing her to touch our lives.
  11. Stacie Taylor Theron and Mylie says:
    Me and the kids will miss you dearly you were so great to us we will miss and love you forever
  12. Kimmi says:
    I will miss you Mamma!
    I’m happy that you are HOME with Gacky, Bo & Nanny Jean
    Thank you for loving my children and I, as your own while I was married to Bo.
    We Love You

    Sending so much Peace, Love and Healing to Denise & Troy, Brylee(Justin), Victoria, Blaine (Kaitie), Braden, Brock, Aunt Peggy, Aunt Gayle, and the rest of her cousins, neices, and nephews.
    ~Kimmi, Kiely and Kalya OXOXOX

  13. Carol (House) Pruitt says:
    Renee and Bill always welcomed us and treated us like family. She was always a great example of Christian faith and will be missed by many. Prayers of comfort.