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Amber Nichole Downs
March 22, 1979 ~ February 5, 2024 (age 44) 44 Years Old
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Amber Nichole Downs, known affectionately as Amber to her friends and family, passed away peacefully on Monday, February 5, 2024, at the age of 44. Born on March 22, 1979, in Columbus, Georgia, Amber was a lifelong resident and a cherished member of the community. A visitation will be held on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at McMullen Funeral Home and Crematory, 3874 Gentian Blvd Columbus, GA 31907.
Amber's life was characterized by her intelligence, her sense of humor, and her deep passion for everything she did. She graduated from Columbus High School from the Liberal Arts Magnet Program in May 1997, where she was known for her academic achievements and her love for the arts. Amber continued her education at Chattahoochee Valley Community College, where she earned an Associate's Degree in Science in May 2009, she entered the Nursing Program and graduated in May 2011, a testament to her dedication and hard work.
Professionally, Amber was a respected member of the healthcare community. She began her career as a Lifelink Advisor, a role in which she supported countless individuals with compassion and expertise. Amber went on to serve as a Facility Manager at Fresenius Kidney Care, where she was known for her leadership and her commitment to patient care. Later, she became an RN Operations Manager at Somatus, a position that highlighted her ability to lead and inspire those around her.
Throughout her life, Amber was a beacon of joy and laughter. Her interests were a reflection of her vibrant personality. She had a love for dancing that was as infectious as it was impressive. Vacationing and going on cruises were among her favorite ways to relax and create lasting memories. Amber's artistic side shone through in her drawing, a hobby that allowed her to express her creativity and keen eye for beauty.
Family was the cornerstone of Amber's world. She is survived by her loving husband, Huel Edward Downs, and her beloved daughter, Ansley Faith Irions. Her parents, Don Fenimore Cotton and Cindy Lorraine Cotton, remember her as a light in their lives. Amber's sister, Ashley Iris Anderson, her husband James Richard Anderson, and her sister, Aura Donyale Johnson, her husband Bobby Ray Johnson, will hold her memory dear. Her brother, Adam CDon Cotton, will miss her deeply. Her in-laws, Randy and Patricia Downs, along with her step-daughter, Mercadies Serra Downs, will continue to be inspired by her legacy.
Amber's spirit will live on in the laughter and adventures of her nephews, Matthew Seth Johnson, Logan Patrick Johnson, Luke Nathaniel Johnson, and Jack Conrad Anderson. Amber's extended family and a wide circle of friends will forever cherish the time they spent with her.
Those who knew Amber will remember her as someone who could light up a room with her humor and charm. She was a source of strength and inspiration for many, and her passion for life was evident in everything she did. Whether she was advocating for her patients, creating art, or spending time with her family, Amber approached each day with a zest that was truly contagious.
As we say goodbye to Amber Nichole Downs, we celebrate the remarkable woman she was. Her legacy of love, laughter, and dedication will continue to influence all who were fortunate enough to know her. Amber's life was a beautiful tapestry woven with the threads of joy, kindness, and unwavering commitment to her loved ones and her community.
Amber will be greatly missed but never forgotten. Her spirit will continue to guide and comfort us, just as the memories of her warmth and vivacity will forever be imprinted on the hearts of those she touched. Rest in peace, Amber, and may your dance continue in the hearts of all who loved you.