I worked with Ms. Sowell at Mobile Public and admired her dedication to her job and to the individuals who came into the library. My sympathy to her family.
Joyce was a wonderful lady! We have missed her at First Baptist Church of Mobile for several years. She was a devoted church member and Women on Missions leader and member. Joyce was also the "chauffeur" for a group of ladies who lived in the same apartment complex as she in Mobile. She will be greatly missed by many people.
My prayers go out to Ms. Sowells' family. She taught me what I needed to know to be a productive employee. She was my great friend as well as mentor. She will be truly missed!
I was blessed to be chosen to meet Joyce at the bus station when she arrived for her job at Mobile Public Library. We spent the next two days together finding a furnished apartment near a bus line as she did not have a car. We were all so thankful when she finally got her first car and we didn't have to worry about her standing at a bus stop when she worked the late shift at the library. She was a classy lady and we all loved working with her. Phyllis Allen, Retired MPL Staff member.
My condolences to the Sowell and Utley families. I always enjoyed listening to her stories about her adventures and travels. She had a great sense of humor as well.