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 James Emmett “Jed” Downs

James Emmett “Jed” Downs

Death 2 Jun 2013 (aged 53)
Alexandria, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA
Memorial ID 111819529 · View Source
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Services celebrating the life of James Emmett Downs will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, June 5, 2013, at the Chapel of Hixson Brothers, Alexandria with Reverend Cliff Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family asks that visitation be observed Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service.

Jed, 53, of Alexandria, died on Sunday, June 2, 2013 at his residence following an illness and fighting a battle like no other.

He was a prominent home builder and owner of Broussard & Downs Builders Inc. in Alexandria that built many beautiful homes in the community. A lover of the outdoors, he was an avid hunter and fisherman his entire life. He loved sports, especially the LSU Fighting Tigers and playing golf. He visited The Masters Tournament which was a lifelong dream.

He was preceded in death by his father, Newman Downs.

Those left to cherish his memory include his mother, Jessie W. Downs; daughter (who was his pride and joy) Sarah Celise Downs; sister, Wanda "Donnie" Broussard and husband Gil; mother of his daughter, Brenda Downs; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Pallbearers honored to serve will be Thomas Grafton, Sam Mahfouz, Tim Gauthier, Malcolm Burns, Calvert Babin and Stephen Downs. Honorary pallbearers will be Coy LeBlanc, Gil Broussard, Bruce Hey, Donald Voinche, Lawrence Drerup, Sonny Downs and Dwight Sayes.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to any animal shelter or charity of donor's choice.

Published June 4, 2013 by Hixson Brothers Funeral Home

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  • Created by: CJ
  • Added: 5 Jun 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 111819529
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for James Emmett “Jed” Downs (5 Sep 1959–2 Jun 2013), Find A Grave Memorial no. 111819529, citing Forest Lawn Memorial Park and Mausoleum, Pineville, Rapides Parish, Louisiana, USA ; Maintained by CJ (contributor 47124305) .