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Edward Lowery, Jr.
Jul 27, 1948 to Nov 05, 2014

 

 
Edward L Lowery, Jr., 66, departed this earthly life on Wednesday morning, November 5, 2014 at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital, Roanoke, VA. Born July 27, 1948, in Sumter County, “Bobbie”, as he was affectionately known, was the oldest son of the late Edward Lee Lowery, Sr. and Mary Linton Lowery. At an early age he joined Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County and a graduate of Ebenezer High School, Class of 1966. Following graduation, he enlisted and served a tour of duty in the Unites Army. Upon receiving an honorable discharge, he returned to Sumter, where he attained many jobs and retired from Yuasa Exide. He leaves to cherish his precious memories: his wife of 44 years, Sallie Green Lowery; two daughters, Pamela Lowery and Roslyn (Tony) Buie; two granddaughters, Dasani Lewis and Saliyah Buie, all of Sumter; three brothers, William (Leola Lowery of Colorado Springs, CO, Nathaniel (Lora) Lowery of Augusta, GA, and Joe Lowery of Sumter; six sisters, Dorothy Yates of Sumter, JoAnn (Frank) Dennis of Rembert, Marilyn (Bobby) Green of Charleston, Brenda Lowery of Columbia, Annie Mae Johnson of Rembert, and Shirley Lipinski of Virginia; one aunt, Berneatha Wilson; one uncle, John Henry Lowery; his mother-in-law, Rosa Green; one brother-in-law, John (Michelle) Green of Woodbridge, N. J.; five sisters-in-law, Barbara Lowery, Annie Green and Maggie Green, all of Sumter, Elease (Charles) McDaniel of Dalzell, and Bettie (Nicholas) Anderson of Charleston; a special friend, Thaddius Mickens of Knoxville, TN; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Charlie, Odell and Benny Lowery; two brothers-in-law, Philip Yates, Jr. and Paul Green; and one sister-in-law, Suzzette Lowery. A Celebration of life will be held 12:00 noon, Monday, November 10, 2014 from the Mt. Olive A. M. E. Church, 2738 Woodrow Road (Highway 441), Woodrow, with the Rev. Dr. Friendly J. Gadson, pastor, eulogist, assisted by Evangelist Virginia E. Brunson and Pastor Arthur Evans, Sr. The family is receiving friends and relatives at the family home, 2905 Homestead Road, Sumter. The Remains will be placed in the church at 11:00 a. m. The procession will leave from the family home at 11:30 a. m. Floral bearers will be nieces and Yuasa Exide. Pall bearers will be nephews and family. Burial will be in the Mt. Olive Memorial Garden, Pear Street, Sumter.
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