Minnie ‘Penny’ Lee Downs, 89, of Bay Springs, Mississippi, died Sunday, December 1, 2019, at Jasper County Nursing Home in Bay Springs, Mississippi. She was born Friday, April 18, 1930, in Jasper County, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Bay Springs in Bay Springs, Mississippi. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Bay Springs and the Burial will follow in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Clay Smith and Bro. Greg Bennett will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Bay Springs is in charge of arrangements.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Roy L. Downs, parents, Robert Lee and Vivian Upton, daughter, Norma Faye Downs Sims, brothers, J.C. Upton, James Upton, Elbert Upton, sisters, Anna Hendry, Florence Phillips.

Survivors include her daughters, Barbara Ravenhorst, Carolyn Wilson (Judson), son-in-laws, Jim Sims (Mabel), Mark Ravenhorst, grandchildren, Corey Downs Ravenhorst (Melody), James Roy Sims, Samuel Sims, Jessie Campbell (Ben), great-grandchildren, Dustin, Julie and Hunter Roy, brother, Jerry Upton, and a host of nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will Corey Ravenhorst, James Roy Sims, Ben Campbell, Samuel Sims, Tim Upton, and Bobby Phillips.

Honorary pallbearers will be Dustin Gwathney.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.colonialchapelbaysprings.com

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