Brenda (Sweat) Rowell

Born: Mon., Mar. 13, 1950
Died: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018


10:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Fri., Dec. 28, 2018
Location: Beulah Baptist Church

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Dec. 28, 2018
Location: Beulah Baptist Church

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Mrs. Brenda Gail Sweat Rowell, age 68, of Pierce County, passed away Monday night (12/24/18) at her residence following an extended illness.

Born March 13, 1950 in Alma, Georgia, she was a daughter of the late Tracy James and Modene Tuten Sweat. She graduated from Blackshear High School in 1968 and received an associate’s degree from Brewton Parker College where she sang in the Brewton Parker College Choir. Music was a passion of hers which she used in so many ways to inspire others.

She retired in 2004 from the Ware County Department of Family and Children Services following 34 years of service. 

She was a member of Beulah Baptist Church where she served as church organist for many years. She was a member of the Women of Faith Sunday School class and part of the Women’s Missionary Union. She was passionate about her Lord and church family.

She was an active member on the board of Easter Seals, treasurer of Satilla Community Service Center Parents Association, and part of the Miracle League Association that works with handicapped children.

She will be remembered by her family and friends for her quiet, sweet, loving spirit and her servitude to others. She was dedicated to her God and her family. Love had no boundaries in her eyes and she accepted everyone with an open heart.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a sister, Glenna Sweat Hardrick; two brothers, James Kelly Sweat and Larry Randolph Sweat; a brother-in-law, Lonnie A. Hardrick; and a great nephew, Peyton Joshua Sweat.

Survivors include her husband of 48 years, Jerry Edwin Rowell of Alma; two sons, Jeremiah James Rowell (wife Georgia Mosley Rowell) of Jesup and Richard William “Richie” Rowell of Alma; three grandchildren, Lauren Whitley Rowell, Jeremiah James Rowell, Jr., and Lucas Mason Rowell, all of Jesup; her twin sister, Linda Sweat Hardrick of Blackshear; two sisters-in-law, Jo Ann Boatright Sweat and Eleanor Cox Sweat, both of Alma; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives and a host of friends.

A funeral service will be held Friday (12/28/18) at 11 a.m. at Beulah Baptist Church, 3343 Beulah Church, Road, Alma, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Beulah Baptist Cemetery.

The family will receive friends at the church on Friday one hour prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Easter Seals, 505 Elizabeth Street, Waycross, Georgia 31501; St Jude’s Children’s Hospital,  501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105; or to any charitable organization of your choice.

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