Lula C. McDowell

Published 5:11 pm Monday, March 14, 2011

Lula C. McDowell of Polk County went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 10, 2011 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Columbus.
Lula Carson McDowell was born to the late Mr. Boney and Rose Davenport Carson on May 20, 1950. Ms. McDowell was employed with The Meeting Place in Columbus as assistant director/nutrition coordinator. Lula was very passionate about helping others. She also loved her church family at Star Bethel Church of God, where she served as president of the Pastor’s Aide Committee.
Lula leaves to cherish fond memories her husband, Douglas McDowell (separated); three daughters, Wanda Miller (formerly married to Edward), Karen Hall (Timothy) and Sherry Bell (Bradley), all of Mill Spring; and Renae Moore, who was like a daughter. She also leaves three sons, Otis Logan and Patrick Carson of Mill Spring and Ramel Marks (Melissa) of Fayetteville, N.C. Lula also helped raise a nephew whom she loved and treated as a son, Ulysses Carson of Asheville, N.C. She had four stepchildren, Shawn, DJ, Cody and Christine. She also had nine grandchildren who adored her and one great-grandson.
Lula had two loving sisters, Maggie Green of Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and Virginia Carson of Halifax, Va. She was preceded in death by five brothers and one sister. She also leaves a host of nieces and nephews, a close family friend, Alvin Carson,
and many other close friends and relatives.
Funeral services will be Wednesday, March 16 at 3 p.m. in the chapel of Ulysses D. Miller Funeral Services, 485 Poors Ford Road, Rutherfordton, N.C. Interment will follow at Wheat Creek Baptist Church Cemetery in Polk County.

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