Penelope (Penny) Dowdย  was born on November 29, 1961 to the late Roy and Dorothy Mae Foxx.ย  God saw the mountain was getting too difficult to climb and decided to call her home on Tuesday August 10, 2021.


Penelope, affectionately called Penny by her family and friends, grew up in the High Falls community. ย  She received her education in Moore County, graduating from North Moore High School in 1981.


Penelope was a member of New Bensalem Church.ย  She worked for many years at Ithaca Industries.


Penelope was known throughout the community for her unselfish giving and being kind hearted. Her smile would light up a room.


Penelope loved taking care of her grandchildren, loved cooking for her family and working in her yard.


Penny will be loving remembered by her children: Brandon Dowd (Cheanna), of Aberdeen, NC, Tracy Dowd, of West End, NC, Stacy Dowd, of Robbins, NC; grandchildren: Amiya, Chase, Casen, Carter, Graysen-the absolute love of her life; sisters: Phyllis Redman (Rodney), of High Falls, NC, Pamela Brown (James), of Cameron, NC, Jeanne Faulk, of Carthage, NC; brothers: Harold Foxx (Mary), of Uniondale, NY, Paul Foxx (Elizabeth), of High Falls, NC, Patrick Foxx, of High Falls, NC, Bill Foxx, of High Falls, NC, Ret. Col. Ronnie Foxx (Daisy), of Fayetteville, NC, Walter Foxx (Cathy), of Robbins, NC, Anthony Foxx (Andrea), of Sanford, NC, Ret. Col. Christopher Foxx (Tammy), of Greensboro, NC; sisters in law: Myrtle Foxx, Mary Foxx; special aunt: Essie Brooks and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.


Preceding her in death are her parents: Roy and Dorothy Mae Davis Foxx; brothers: Roy Fox, Jr. (Dickey), Larry Foxx (Goat), Clayton Foxx (Handy), Jerry Foxx (Jabe), Otto Foxx, Charles Foxx (Charlie).


Funeral service will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, August 14, 2021 at New Bensalem Church, with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 1:00 PM at the church and at other times at her home.


Fry and Prickett Funeral Home is honored to serve the Dowd family.


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  1. Hi Pam and Family
    My sincere sympathy and prayers are with you. May you find comfort in knowing absence from this earth is to be present with the lord. She has now moved into her mansion in heaven and singing praises to our father in heaven.
    Sincerely Karen Furr and Family.

  2. Always greeted you with such a sweet smile! May the family find comfort in the knowledge that other care and share your lose. With love and sympathy to all!

  3. Always greeted you with such a sweet smile! May comfort be found in the knowledge that others care and share your lose. With love and sympathy to this wonderful family!

  4. Prayers for all. Penny gained her wings and is flying high singing the hymns she loved so much. May God give comfort and peace to all. She’s with the wonderful Lord now smiling that beautiful smile she had. Love and hugs to you my Penny. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  5. Penny you will be missed,I enjoyed the little time we worked together at Luckโ€™s you was a sweetheart a beautiful friend โ€ฆ..To the Dowd & Foxx family I am sorry for your loss praying ๐Ÿ™ for your family,Penny was a beautiful person she will be missedโ€ฆR.I.P. Penny

  6. Prayers for you all. She was such a wonderful lady for the short time I got to know her when I had Amiya in Girl Scouts.
    In Christian Love,
    The Brady Family

  7. You all have my sympathy. She was such a special lady who was loved by everyone that knew her. Always had that beautiful smile. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. I will never forget the time we had fun at Ithaca. You truly will be missed. Fly Penny fly. ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š.

  9. I will never forget all the times we had fun at Ithaca. You truly will be missed. Fly Penny fly. ๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š๐Ÿ•Š.

  10. Farewell my friend, until we meet again! Penny has made the transition to true freedom, however on earth her presence, sense of humor and beautiful smile will be missed. My condolences to the family. May you find peace and strength during this challenging time. Love you all. James McLaughlin

  11. Sending my love and condolences to the family. I will always cherish and remember the sister trip to the mountains. Penny will be greatly missed.

  12. Marion Sanders and Family๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพโค๏ธMay GOD continue shine Blessings and He will. Stay encourage knowing that He is still in Control.

  13. I am Truly So Sorry For The Loss of This Amazing Lady, But I know she is So Happy To be in Heaven Walking on The Streets of Gold. Penny was such a Wonderful and Beautiful Person. I Loved working With her ,Always Smiling. She will be missed in every Way. The Family are in my Prayers ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  14. Sending sympathy, love & prayers to the entire Foxx Family. I will always remember her making us laugh & her faithfulness reading Church announcements & welcome from the heart. Penny, we will truly miss you.

  15. Pennyโ€™s laugh could light up a room. She will be missed. My condolences to the family. You all are in my thoughts and prayers!

  16. Many hearts are heavy including my own, missing the most infectious smile and laughter from a beautiful person. Penny, may your soul rest in Godโ€™s presence. And to the Foxx family, may Godโ€™s love and peace be with you. My sincere condolences. Bernita McLaughlin

  17. Thoughts and Prayers for the Family.I remember her in School.Been years since I saw her.But always remember that Beautiful Smile.

  18. The Foxx family was blessed to have such a sweet sister and mother. Sending special hugs to Pam, Brandon, Stacey and Tracey!

  19. Penny was great an true friend since we was classmates back in
    Highfallsโ€ฆgonna miss her
    Prayers for the family.
    Karen Ritter A.

  20. May God continue to comfort and surround your family with His love, peace and strength. I will always cherish our wonderful memories growing up in our Highfalls community.

  21. Condolences to the Foxx-Dowd Family. Know that Penny is smiling her beautiful smile down at ALL of you from Heaven.
    Rest my Sister rest!

  22. Penny was my friend and classmate. We had a wonderful time at our last high school class reunion. She always made me laugh and I will miss her. To the family, we are truly sorry for your loss and our love and prayers are with you all. May God give you the strength to endure. Rest In Peace “Penelope.”
    NMHS Class of 1981
    Ellis and Louvene Davis Family

  23. I will always remember her beautiful smile and kind heart. With heartfelt sympathy and prayers for her dear family.

  24. Such a beautiful person inside and out!! I loved our times spent together!! The laughs, even when you pretended to be mad! I know you are healed and singing for the Lord!! I love you my Penny!!

  25. Penny will always be remembered for her kindness, humor and sweet spirit. You will truly be missed. May God grant comfort and peace to the Dowd and Foxx family.

  26. Sending my deepest condolences to the family of a wonderful lady! My thoughts and prayers are especially with Amiya and Chase.

  27. Thinking of the family at this time . She was a very sweet lady with a beautiful smile. You all are in our prayers.

  28. Iโ€™m sending my prayers out to Pennys family and friends! She was a wonderful lady with a big heart! I will never be able to express how grateful I am that God brought Penny into my life! She helped take care of my dad when he was sick. Her kindness and love was unmistakable! She will be missed!

  29. Enjoyed seeing her at our last class Reunion! She was always a fun and happy person! We will miss her!
    NMHS Class of 1981. Love and prayers to all her family.

  30. I really enjoyed attending high school with Penny and her sisters. To the Dowd and to the Foxx family, may God comfort you and keep you as only he knows how.

  31. Praying fervently for this sweet family, specifically for God’s peace, comfort and strength, that only He can provide during this difficult time and in the days ahead. Love y’all! Please continue to lean on our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, for He will never leave you nor forsake you!! What a happy reunion day it’s going to be when we see them all again!! โค

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