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Joe B. Rowlett


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Joe B. Rowlett

Madison - Joe B. Rowlett of Madison passed away peacefully in her sleep under the loving care of Kindred Care Hospice ministries in her room at St. Catherine's Village Monday July 9, 2018. Granny Joe was born in Waxahachie Texas on November 21, 1930. She grew up in Dallas TX where she attended Woodrow Wilson High School where she met the love of her life Leroy A. Rowlett. They were married for 49 years before they were separated by his untimely death in 1996. They had two children Larry D. Rowlett and Lori L. Rowlett. Granny Jo loved Jesus first, Leroy second, her children third, her Persian Kittens fourth. The only times she was not in her beloved church, First Presbyterian of Madison was when the doors were locked. She was even observed to have been there when they were locked. She loved football more than any human in history ever has, her Saturday mornings would start with her watching football around 9A and conclude around midnight. She loved making arts and crafts for her only great granddaughter Macy Kate Matthews. She spent the last 16 years of her life at St. Catherine's Village where the staff and residents were like her family and she loved them dearly. She was known as the Mayor of Marion Hall. The Rowlett Family custom is to donate our earthly bodies to science in the hope that a cure for a disease might be found.

I just got this note from her in Heaven: I am with Leroy and when tomorrow starts without me, and I'm not here to see, If the sun should rise and find your eyes, filled with tears for me.

I wish so much you wouldn't cry, the way you did today, while thinking of the many things we didn't get to say.

I know how much you love me, as much as I love you, and each time you think of me, I know you'll miss me too. When tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart, for every time you think of me, I'm right there in your heart.

There will be a memorial service held at First Presbyterian Church of Madison 7717 Old Canton Rd. Madison MS Friday July 13, 2018 at 10A with lunch to be served afterwards.

In lieu of flowers Granny Joe would request that donations be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Madison.
Published in Clarion Ledger on July 11, 2018
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