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“DeDe; We are so sorry to hear, belatedly, of the loss of your son, Blake. We cannot imagine, after all the pain you have already endured, you have...Read More »
1 of 50 | Posted by: Gene and Jeannie Buyers - GA

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and keeping you in our prayers. ”
2 of 50 | Posted by: Julie Scarborough - New orleans, LA

“DeDe, we are heartbroken to hear of Blake's untimely death. We cannot imagine the pain and grief you are experiencing. Blake was such a beautiful...Read More »
3 of 50 | Posted by: Nancy and Ken Lively - Bradenton, FL

“Doug and Dee Dee, Wanda and I are so sorry, yet little can be done for Blake now, except keep him always in your memory, and if you do, he will...Read More »
4 of 50 | Posted by: Bobby & Wanda Dowdy - Gainesville, GA

“Although we only new each other for one year, it still hurts as if its been much longer. Your family will stay in my prayers and and the memories I...Read More »
5 of 50 | Posted by: Tenisha Lowe (twin)

“Dede, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Sharon ”
6 of 50 | Posted by: Sharon Turner - Douglasville, GA

“DeDe our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
7 of 50 | Posted by: Roger & Mattie Smallwood - GA

“Doug and DeDe- I am so very sorry for for your pain. I will be praying for your family as you face the hard days ahead. God bless you. ”
8 of 50 | Posted by: Kathy Kuzava - mableton, GA

“The rain began yesterday afternoon here in Charleston, it rained all night and continues to rain now. I am convienced it is the tears from heaven. ...Read More »
9 of 50 | Posted by: Stephanie Oakes

“Dede, Robin & Jennifer, We are so sorry to hear about Blake. You will be in our daily thoughts and prayers. May God wrap his loving arms around you...Read More »
10 of 50 | Posted by: Dana & Kim Pilgrim - Douglasville, GA

“Larry and I are very sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our hearts and our prayers. Darlene & Larry ”
11 of 50 | Posted by: Darlene Moore - GA

“Dede, Robin and Jennifer I send my love to you and Blake's family. I am sad for the loss of your family. In His Love, Leslie Carson Sharp ”
12 of 50 | Posted by: Leslie Carson Sharp

“Dear Dede and family, it is so hard to know what to say at a time like this. But, please know that I am praying and thinking of all of you during...Read More »
13 of 50 | Posted by: Janice Philllips - Villa Rica, GA

“Our heartfelt condolences in your loss. We are lifting this precious family in prayer, asking GOD to comfort you as only He can. ”
14 of 50 | Posted by: Dr. & Mrs. Dick Baldwin

“Jennifer, Robin, Dede, and the rest of the family too. . . I am so sorry to hear this terrible news. I will always remember Blake as the one who...Read More »
15 of 50 | Posted by: Karen Roden - Douglasville, GA

“Sweet DeDe, Robin, Jennifer and the rest of Blake's family, Although there are no words that will help please know that I am thinking of you all. I...Read More »
16 of 50 | Posted by: Susan McDade - Pell City, AL

“I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to all of Blake's family. ”
17 of 50 | Posted by: Erin Tolson - Douglasville, GA

“Dede, Robin and Jennifer, Praying that Jesus, Our Lord, will hold you all in the palm of his hand, now and in the days to come. We will also be there...Read More »
18 of 50 | Posted by: Sue Anduze - GA

“My condolences Michael Echols (Little Debbie) ”
19 of 50 | Posted by: Michael Echols - Friend

“Dede, I am so out of the loop that I have no idea what has happened, except the obvious. I cannot begin to imagine what you and your family must be...Read More »
20 of 50 | Posted by: Cynthia Autry Roberson - Ooltewah, TN

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. ”
21 of 50 | Posted by: Pat Brooks - Douglasville, GA

“We all need to remember Blake for how he touched our lives. The impression he left on us all and the joy and happiness he brought to our existence....Read More »
22 of 50 | Posted by: Paul Jennings - Temple, GA

“I was technically old enough to be Blake's mother when he was born into our family, and I love him like he is my own. I am so devastated by this...Read More »
23 of 50 | Posted by: Robin Hill - Douglasville, GA

“Blake imma miss u like crazy... U were a good boss manager friend and big brother.. I enjoyed the 3 years we work together.. Some times we fuss like...Read More »
24 of 50 | Posted by: Ava McClain - Lithonia, GA

“Praying for you all. Please know that I love you and will keep you in my thoughts and prayers for the days to come. May God's loving arms be felt...Read More »
25 of 50 | Posted by: Jennifer Rogers - LITHIA SPRINGS, GA

“Dear Dede and family, Praying for peace and comfort for you all. ”
26 of 50 | Posted by: Peggy Bone Freeman - GA - friend

“I am so srry for the loss of Blake. He will be missed. I will continue to pray that God will give all of you comfort. Much love from us. ”
27 of 50 | Posted by: Anthony and Sharon Lee

“Dear Dede, I only know you pretty much through facebook, but as an O'Keefe alumni I feel closer to you. I am so deeply sorry for your loss. May God...Read More »
28 of 50 | Posted by: Ann Johnson Bowes - Smyrna, GA

“Blake you will be missed by everyone that loved you. You were like a grandson to me. I thoughts and prayers are with your family and the precious...Read More »
29 of 50 | Posted by: Anne McPherson - Jonesboro, GA

“My deepest sympathy and may god ease your suffering and grant you serenity ”
30 of 50 | Posted by: Andrea Cantlow

“I miss you so much already. You were more than my boss you was my friend. You always treated everybody equal. You were so full of life and ambition....Read More »
31 of 50 | Posted by: Kherra Thompson - Atlanta, GA

“My heart felt condolences to your family, you left your foot prints on my heart my brother you will be greatly missed I'll carry my memories of you...Read More »
32 of 50 | Posted by: Gregory Horton

“May god be with you on the otherside my guy your truly gonna be missed man. Even tho your gone you will still be here in our hearts n spirits R.I.P....Read More »
33 of 50 | Posted by: Shawn

“I am very sorry about your loss you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.May God give you peace and rest. ”
34 of 50 | Posted by: Bonnie Dodd Johnson - Carrollton, GA

“I am so sorry, my thoughts and prayers are with all of you ”
35 of 50 | Posted by: Jean Verner

“Dede I am so very sorry I can't put into words All i can say is I love you sweet lady . May God wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you at...Read More »
36 of 50 | Posted by: Gail Beck - Cumming, GA

“Jennifer, You and your family are in my prayers, so sorry for your loss. May time bring peace to your hearts. Love you sweet Friend, Sincerely, Jo...Read More »
37 of 50 | Posted by: Jo Ann Rabun - Bremen, GA

“Dowdy family I am so sorry for your loss...Melissa & Layla I am so sorry for loss my God be with each of love to all of you ”
38 of 50 | Posted by: Elaine Walters-Cox - Temple, GA

“Blake was very well thought of at MORELAND IGA FOODS as the night manager. He helped me move up to be a manager at the store. Thanks and you are...Read More »
39 of 50 | Posted by: Darnell Lee - Atlanta, GA

“no words my DeDe... I love you! Psalms 34:18 "The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit." He will continue...Read More »
40 of 50 | Posted by: Debra Belflower - Powder Springs, GA

“I have know Blake for sometime now but haven't spoke to him in a few years. I am sadden to hear this news... He was such an amazing person and was...Read More »
41 of 50 | Posted by: Kacee Byram

“Dede my heart feels shattered. I have been in constant prayer for you and your precious family and will continue. I love you, I love you all, your...Read More »
42 of 50 | Posted by: brenda stewart - friend

“Dede, May God's Love and Amazing Grace hold you and your Family Close and provide some comfort during this time. Please know that all of your O'Keefe...Read More »
43 of 50 | Posted by: Malon and Linda Jackson - GA

“Blake you will truly be missed by all of were such a fun loving spirit... I know you are in a better place... I will be praying for you and...Read More »
44 of 50 | Posted by: Hannah

“DeDe, Robin and Jennifer:We are both so deeply saddened by the loss of Blake. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and you familes at this time. ”
45 of 50 | Posted by: Dean and Susan Mitcham - GA

“I know this is hard for you. Know that he is in a better place and watching down on you, Layla and the rest of his family. Rest in peace Blake. ...Read More »
46 of 50 | Posted by: Lesi Dukes - Lithia Springs, GA

“DeDe, Robin, and Jennifer, my heart goes out to all of you during this time. My prayers are for peace in the midst of your storm. ”
47 of 50 | Posted by: Sandra Hopkins - Bremen, GA

“Blake, you will truly be missed by all of your family and friends. It's such a shock to all of us. May you Rest in Peace, and I hope to meet you...Read More »
48 of 50 | Posted by: Traevon Black - Clarksville, TN

“I was saddened and stunned to see what happened. My heart aches, especially for Dede, whom I was once better friends with. So terribly saddening. ”
49 of 50 | Posted by: Jimmy Hall - Douglasville, GA

“The staff at Whitley Garner at Rosehaven wish to express our sincere sympathy to the family in the loss of Blake. ”
50 of 50 | Posted by: Phillip Harrington - Douglasville, GA

Mr. Patrick Blake Dowdy, age 23, of Douglasville, GA, passed away Monday, February 18, 2013. He was born March 14, 1989 in Lithia Springs, GA. Blake was an avid sports fan of the University of North Carolina Tar Heels and all his Atlanta teams.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and his sister, Tami Lee. He was also preceded in death by his fiancé's mother, Trena Couch.

He is survived by his fiancé, Melissa Couch; daughter, Layla Malynn Dowdy; mother, DeDe Dowdy; father, Douglas Dowdy; sisters, Robin Hill and husband Tony, Jennifer Leatherman and husband Carlton; brother-in-law, John Lee and his wife Dawn; nieces and nephews, Zack, McKenzie, Luke, JenniBeth, Logan, Avery, Shelby, and Catherine. He is also survived by the fiancé's family, her father, Joey Couch, Sr.; sister, Misty Couch; brother, Joey Couch, Jr.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 5-8 PM. The funeral service will be Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 2:00 PM in the Rosehaven Chapel with Rev. David Parrish officiating. Entombment will follow at Rosehaven Memorial Park. He will be laid to rest beside his beloved sister.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made for his daughter Layla Dowdy, c/o Melissa Couch, at Community and Southern Bank, Chapel Hill Rd., Douglasville, GA 30135

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Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246