QUEEN CITY, Texas—Gwendolyn Marie Merriweather, 56, of Queen City died Tuesday, Jan. 29, 2013.

Mrs. Merriweather was born Oct. 9, 1956, in Queen City. She was a former employee of Queen City Independent School District and an Air Force veteran. She was preceded in death by her husband, James Merriweather. 

Survivors include three sons, Devon Page of Domino, Texas, and Brandon Page and Damian Page of Queen City; her stepmother, Marie Dowden of Spencer, Okla.; eight brothers, Roy Lee Dowden and Charlie Ray Dowden of Queen City, Robert Dowden of Texarkana, Texas, Larry Dowden of Kansas City, Mo., Darin Lightsey of Dallas, Darrell Dowden of Omaha, Neb., Michael Grundy of Spencer, and David Sherman of Washington; six sisters, Helen Cooksey, Wanda Jordan and Maxiene Bolden of Queen City, Patricia Davis of Longview, Texas, Janet McKinney of Atlanta, Texas, and Stephanie Njie of Kansas City, Kan.; and a number of other relatives.

Services will be 11 a.m. Saturday at First Baptist Church, Atlanta. Arrangements will be under direction of Queen City Funeral Home.

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Published: 02/06/2013