Sharon E. Lowe, 74, of Houston, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend, went home to be with the Lord on June 4, 2014 after a long and courageous battle with cancer.|
Sharon was born in Aenon Town, Clarendon, Jamaica W.I., to Jeduthan and Ivy (Whittaker) Willis on June 13, 1939. After completing Clarksonville and Aenon Town Elementary Schools, Sharon moved to Kingston and attended business school at Bennett Commercial College where she completed her certification in Stenography.
Sharon married Frederick L. Lowe on August 17, 1960 and they welcomed three children; Roderick, Simone and Karen. In January of 1968, Sharon migrated to New York to pursue further opportunities. The family settled first in New York, then moved to Houston in 1976, where Sharon worked as a legal secretary and word processor for prominent law firms Sullivan and Cromwell on Wall Street and Arnold, White and Durkee (now Howrey Simon) in Houston for over 20 years. In Houston, Sharon was a member of Second Baptist Church - Woodway Campus.
God's masterpiece, Sharon was the epitome of 'agape' love. Living and loving others unconditionally and sacrificially, always putting the needs and desires of others before her own. Sharon was endued with physically beauty; however, her true beauty was within. She was the most caring, kind, generous soul with a sensitivity that filled her with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern for all. She endured much in her journey through life yet still put others needs before her own. She loved her grandchildren passionately and took immense joy in their development. She had grave admiration and pride in her nieces and nephews. Her mere presence and smile would light up a room. And her zest for dancing radiated dance halls and family gatherings. Her cooking was a labor of love and her rose garden was a reflection of the attention, scrutiny and meticulousness in which she conducted her tasks. Sharon was a master achiever and had superior memorization skills, hence her love for card games, crossword puzzles and sudoku.
Sharon enjoyed traveling throughout the world. Over the years, she has visited China where she hiked the Great Wall and toured the Forbidden City. A host of other destinations included Hong Kong, Japan, Canada, England, Europe, Columbia, Panama, Costa Rico and various islands throughout the Caribbean. One of her more cherished travels was her visit to the Holy Land where she floated in the Dead Sea and was baptized in the Jordan River.
Above all else, Sharon's greatest passion was her family, to which she devoted her heart, time, and energy with an uncompromising love - hosting holiday gatherings, cooking dinners, and taking great pride attending her grandchildren's activities.
Beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend. You will forever be in our hearts and forever missed. Nothing can ever replace your warmth, your touch or love in your eyes. There will never be another like you. Beautiful doesn't just happen.
Sharon is preceded in death by her daughter, D. Simone Andrews, brother, Herbert Willis, and sister Louise Matthis.
She is survived by husband Frederick Lowe; son, Roderick D. Lowe and his wife Camille; daughter, Karen M. Lowe; brothers, Ranford Willis, Heron Willis, Ronald Willis and Kenrick Willis; sisters, Avril Sinclair, Barbara White, Winsome Ritchie; grandchildren, Franklin Jones III, Chanci Malonson, Gabriella Lowe, Lauren Lowe, Kennedy Lowe, and Christopher Lowe; son-in-law Steven Andrews; a host of nieces and nephews precious to her and countless wonderful friends whom she held dear.
Heartfelt thanks and gratitude from the family for your kind thoughts, support and prayers during our time of grief.
A Funeral Service to celebrate the life of Sharon will be held at 11:00 A.M. June 14, 2014, at Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway Drive, Houston, Texas 77057 with Pastor Q. McGowen officiating. Condolences maybe offered at www.millerfuneral.com
Published in Houston Chronicle on June 12, 2014