On June 15, 2014, the world lost a wonderful woman. Devoted and beloved wife of Lendell, and precious mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Rowena and Lendell, longtime residents of Springfield, celebrated 65 years of marriage on January 29, 2014; theirs was a true love story. Rowena never met a stranger, and eagerly invited friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, and all children into their home. Rowena's sweet spirit, eternal smile, energy, and giving heart will be missed always. Visitation will be held on Friday, June 20 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Demaine Funeral Home, 5308 Backlick Road, Springfield, VA 22151. Rowena's Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, June 21 at 2 p.m. First Baptist Church of Springfield, 7300 Gary Street, Springfield, VA. Please sign and view the guestbook at

Funeral Home

Demaine Funeral Home
5308 Backlick Road Springfield, VA 22151
(703) 941-9428

Published in The Washington Post on June 18, 2014