Obituary- Jeffery Lawrence Downs, formerly of Los Angeles, CA passed away Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at Moses Cone hospital. A funeral service for Mr. Downs will be held 2 p.m., Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Triad Cremation and Funeral Service, 2110 Veasley Street, NC 27407. Pastor Kevin Williams will be officiating and will deliver the eulogy. Repass to follow service at New Jerusalem Cathedral, 1822 Sharpe Road, Greensboro, NC 27406. There will be a family viewing at 12 p.m. and a public viewing at 1 p.m. at Triad Cremation and Funeral Services.
Mr. Jeffery Downs was born September 20, 1969 to the late Diana Glenn and Burton Lea. He spent his early years in Los Angeles with his mother, siblings, and family until relocating with his grandparents, the late Sallie Mae Lea and Archie Lea as a teenager in Greensboro, NC.
After graduating Ben L. Smith High School, he attended college for a few semesters in Alabama. Jeff had a passion to help other people. His personality was contagious and he touched a lot of lives. He developed life-long relationships with people from all over and helping family. His occupation as a landscaper, he was a visionary and was second to none.
Jeff is preceded in death by his mother, Diana Glenn; grandmother, Sallie Mae Lea; grandfather, Dewey Glenn Jr.
Surviving and feeling a definite losses his father, Burton Lea; his children, Courtney Fraizer; Edjuan “EJ" Smith; Delaney Campbell; Jaquan Downs; Jazmine Downs; his twin grandchildren, Londyn and Legend Campbell; Jeremiah Downs, Jabari Downs, his grandmother, Margaret Glenn; his grandfather, Archie Lea; his brother, Kevin Tate, his sisters, Alanna McGraw, and Toya Johnson, his nieces and nephew, Rondeja Washington, Imani Washington, I’Zhana Harbor, I’Zhanae Harbor, J’Ron Tate, Shuntrice Tate, Tyree Wright; his aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of close friends.
Arrangements are entrusted to Triad Cremation & Funeral Service of Greensboro.