Lucille L. Downs, 90, passed away peacefully on Saturday April 9, 2022 at her home on Skidaway Island. She graduated from Beaver College (now Arcadia University) in 1952 and was an elementary school teacher for 34 years; 30 years in New Providence, NJ. In 1989 she was recognized by then Governor Thomas Kean receiving the Governor’s Award for Outstanding Teacher. She and her husband, Harry, retired to The Landings on Skidaway Island in 1991 where she became an active member of Saint Peter’s Church and The Landings community. She loved to golf, travel, summers at the beach in Mantoloking, NJ and spending time with her grandchildren.
Lucille is preceded in death by her husband of 64 years, Harry M Downs, and granddaughter Aleksandra Lana-Lucia Downs (Sasha). She is survived by her brother, Dr. James LaMorgese (Nancy) of Cedar Rapids, IA; sons, James (Lilly) of Mendham, NJ, Brian (Lauren) of Greenwich, CT, and Jeffrey (Barbara) of Burlington, NC; 10 grandchildren; and 5 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service will be held at a future date at Saint Peter’s Episcopal Church, Skidaway Island, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to St Peter’s Episcopal Church, 3 West Ridge Rd., Savannah, GA 31411.
We're very sad to hear of Lucille's passing and it's still hard for us to believe. We would like to express our deepest sympathy and we send our prayers to all of her family. Lucille, and Harry, were the first people we met, just before building our home, just across the street from them. Though the many years, we thought of them as family. Lucielle hosted a tea party, which we'll always remember, for our daughter when she was still just a baby. Alot of good memories. Lucille will surely be missed but her memory will still live on with us. Phil, Mary, and Alexandra Rahal
- Phil and Mary Rahal, Savannah, GA
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
- Services Are Pending