Mr. Jeremiah James Rowell, Sr., age 47, of Jesup, passed away early Sunday morning (5/15/22) at the Wayne Memorial Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer.
Born August 25, 1974 in Waycross, he was a son of the late Brenda Gail Sweat Rowell and Jerry Edwin Rowell. He grew up in Pierce County and was a 1993 graduate of Pierce County High School. He worked for Ware State Prison for several years and then moved to Wayne County in 1999 and later began working for Wayne State Prison. He also worked for Bennettsville Federal Prison in Bennettsville, S.C. before working for FCI Jesup. He was a member of Crossroads Church of God, and Beulah Baptist Church where he was born and raised.
In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gladys and Vernon Rowell and Tracy James and Modene Tuten Sweat; father-in-law, Bill Moseley; nephew, A.J. Reddish; and a cousin, Mandi Dubberly.
Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Georgia Moseley Rowell of Jesup; 3 children, Lauren Whitley Rowell, Jeremiah James “J.J.” Rowell, Jr., and Lucas Mason “Luke” Rowell, all of Jesup; father, Jerry Edwin Rowell of Townsend, GA; brother, Richard William “Richie” Rowell of Alma; mother-in-law, Clora Moseley of Jesup; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Vanessa Moseley of Jesup, Sheriff Chuck and Jennifer Moseley of Screven, Cindy and Alex Reddish of Jesup, Billie Jo and Buddy Starling of Jesup, and Kimberly and Ronnie Poppell of Jesup; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew, and numerous other relatives.
A funeral service will be held Thursday (5/19/22) at 3 p.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 Thursday one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Easter Seals, 505 Elizabeth Street, Waycross, GA 31501; Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd, Jesup, GA 31544; or to any charitable organization of your choice.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.