On November 5, 2007, MELBOURNE T.L. DOWNING, SR.; beloved husband of the late Dorthy E. Downing (nee Cook); devoted father of Melbourne T. L. Downing, Jr. and his wife Janet A. Downing, and Wesley E.F. Downing; dear brother of the late Rev. Frank A. Downing; loving grandfather of Deborah Downing and Patricia L. Downing. Also survived by five great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 York Road (Beltway Exit 26) on Tuesday from 3-5 and 7-9pm, where a funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 11:00am. Interment Parkwood Cemetery. The family suggests contributions in his name to be sent to Govans Presyterian Church, 5826 York Road, Baltimore, MD 21212.