Charon “Smokey” Antwan McDowell was born on February 17, 1975 to Deloris McDowell and Freddie Lee Street in Chicago, Illinois. He answered God’s call to rest on Saturday, August 17, 2019.
When Smokey was 5 Deloris moved her family to Seattle, Washington. At the age of 7 Smokey was baptized at Mission Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Abraham Harris. In 1983 Smokey and family joined Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church under the leadership of late Pastor Cecil Dodson, Sr. where he remained faithful as the Chairman of the Deacon Board and Finance Board until he was called home.
Smokey touched many lives and is loved by many. Hew was the head of his household. In 1997 he met and married Patricia Smiley, they celebrated their 20th Wedding Anniversary by renewing their vows on June 18, 2016.
Smokey leaves to mourn his absence his faithful wife, Patricia, children: Laron, Charon, Joyce (Ricky) and Marshon. Siblings: Allen (Charvella), Antoinette. Gary (Ricole), Fred, Sharita and God brother Enrique. Grandchildren: Lashon, Rikki, and ReJoyce. His mother and father-in-love Diane and Otha Smiley. Godchildren Baby Tiger, Justin, Carter and Amiyah. Aunts Ruthie Lee, Willie Mae, Annette Billa Mae and Pumpkin. Hosts of cousins, nieces, nephews the 4 Way crew.
Hew was preceded in death by his mother Deloris, Grandmothers: Ethel McGary, Jonnie Street and Aunt Joyce McGary.
Although we will miss his presence here on earth we know he is in the arms of the Father.
It broke our heart to lose you, but you did not go alone.
A part of us went with you, the day God took you home.
If tears could build a stairway, and heartache make a lane we’d walk our way to heaven and bring you back again. In life we loved you dearly, in death we love you still, in our hearts you hold a place, and no one can fill.