Landscapes 01

Alphonso Downing

March 28, 1948 ~ January 8, 2021 (age 72)


“Oh when you give the best of your service, telling the world that the Savior has come; be not dismayed when man don’t believe you, he’ll understand and say Well Done”

Mr. Alphonso Downing entered eternal rest on January 8, 2021 at his residence in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.

Private Celebration of Life Services will be on Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at New Mt. Zion COGIC Church, Camden, North Carolina (services will be live-streamed).  A public walk-through viewing will be on Friday, January 15, 2021 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  We will be adhering to all COVID-19 restrictions.  Mask are required for all services. In lieu of flowers, house plants or monetary donations can be sent to 110 Mimosa Lane, Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 27909.

Mr. Downing leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife:  Marietta Downing of the home; three daughters, Melvina Downing-Matthews (Mark), North Carolina, Selena Fears, Florida and Lisa Stewart (Pernell), Maryland.  One son:  Al Downing Jr., New York.  One step-son: Terry Ryan Jr. (Shelia), New York  and two step daughters:  Francis Ferebee (Tavarus), Virginia and Sabrina Perry (William), North Carolina.  Two special Goddaughters, Debbie Woods, Texas and Sh’Rhonda Sawyer (Joshua), North Carolina.  One Bonus son:  Anthony Wills (Okeetha), North Carolina and two Bonus daughters, Antoinette Gibbs (Javis), North Carolina and Angie Thornton (Kelvin), North Carolina.  One brother, Floyd Downing, North Carolina; 19 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, his nurse who became family, Angie Wilson and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Beach Rivers Funeral Home is expressing sympathy through sincere services to the Downing family.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Alphonso Downing, please visit our floral store.


January 15, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Beach River Chapel
310 E. Grice Street
Elizabeth City, NC 27909

Celebration of Life
January 16, 2021

1:00 PM
New Mount Zion Church of God in Christ
118 S Hwy 343
Camden, NC 27921

© 2021 Beach Rivers Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy