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Jesse Louis Downey

Jesse Louis Downey, 84, husband of Wanda Saunders Downey, died Sunday September 22, 2019 at his home in Lexington, KY.
A native of Paris, KY, he was the son of the late William and Ida Allen Downey.  He was a retired over the road truck driver and also retired from the University of Kentucky and was a member of the Seventh Street Christian Church, Paris, KY.
In addition to his wife he is survived by two brothers, David Downey and Wallace Downey; one sister, Frances (William) Woodford; six children, Miranda (Terry) Jones, Dena Downey, Stephon Crawford, Elgin Downey, Aliesha Heard and Keniesha Crawford; three step children, Shonna (Greg) Horton, Garry (Crystal) Saunders and Mondre (Susan) Saunders; host of grandchildren, host of great grandchildren; nieces and nephews, Barbara Robinson, David Vincent Downey, Hjordis Hammock, Rebecca Hutchison, Wayne (Darlene) Howard, Kevin Howard, Nathaniel Woodford, Anita Sweeney, Regina Wiggins, Eltina Hudson, Cheryl Porter, Elmore Thomas, Dwight Downey and Tawana Downey and a host of great nieces and great nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brother, Willis Downey, William Downey; three sisters, Margaret Downey, Nancy Arnold and Virginia Downey and a niece, Constance Williams.
Funeral services was conducted at 12:00 p.m. Saturday September 28, 2019 at the Seventh Street Christian Church, 122 W.  7th St., Paris, KY by Rev. Dr. Morgan Gilkey.
Visitation was from 11:00 a.m. until the hour of service at the church.  Burial was held at a later date.
Pallbearers were Eurich Downey, Scooter Robinson, Derrick Robinson, Lathan Saunders, Damien Jones and Shawn Bigelow.
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Lusk-McFarland Funeral Home, 1120 Main St., Paris, KY 40361.
The online guestbook is at and a 24 hour funeral information line can be reached by calling 859-987-4387.

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