Sister Omelia Woodberry Rowell was 76, and departed this life Tuesday January 12, 2021 in Marion County. She was the mother of Pearl Rowell, Cecelia Rowell, Stacy Woodberry and Serena Ann Woodberry.
Graveside services are scheduled to be held at the Rowell Cemetery, Gresham on Friday January 22, 2021 at 11:00 am. Services will be live streamed on the Jackson & McGill Facebook Page.
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“I fought a good fight, I finished my course, and I’ve kept the faith, I am now ready to be offered up to my heavenly home…”
Mother Omelia “Omega” Woodberry Rowell departed this earthly life on Tuesday, January 12, 2021 at MUSC hospital in Marion, SC. She was born on November 13, 1944 in Jordanville, SC, to the late Melvin and Catherine Flemming Woodberry.
Omelia attended school in the Britton’s Neck community. She joined Weaver Chapel Holiness Church, later she was a faithful member of New Born Assembly Church. She worked for Anvil Knitwear in Mullins, SC for several years until a failing health.
Omelia was preceded in death by her parents, husband: Mr. Leroy Rowell, daughter: Baby Girl Rowell, brothers: Melvin Woodberry Sr, Wallace Woodberry, Calvin Woodberry, and Tracie Woodberry; special cousin: Flora Mae Davis.
Omelia leaves to cherish fond and loving memories: her daughters, Pearl Marie Rowell and Cecelia Rowell of the home; Serena Ann Woodberry of Greensboro, NC. Her son, Stacy James Woodberry of St Stephen, SC. Two grandchildren she raised: Jeremy Rowell and Miracle Rowell of the home. Two sisters; Odelia Gibbs of Marion, SC and Mamie Robinson of Britton’s Neck, SC. Four brothers -n-laws: John Rowell Sr and David Rowell of Marion, SC. Robert Lee Rowell and Earl Rowell of Ocean City, NJ. Five sisters- n- laws: Lula Mae Rowell of Ocean City, NJ, Linda (Jim) Godbolt and Brenda Rowell of Marion, SC, Vera Rowell of Andrews, SC, and Bonnie Woodberry of Bennettsville, SC. A total of eight grandchildren, three great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends.
The family of Mother Omelia Rowell, in consideration of the current health crisis facing our world, nation, state, and the local community, has decided to hold a private 50 people or less, family only, funeral service for their loved one with private interment immediately following. While the Rowell family would love to be surrounded by your presence, they acknowledge the health risks to family, church members, friends, and particularly to those who are most vulnerable to this disease, the elderly, and those with chronic health conditions. What the family needs most at this time are your prayers and understanding. Thank you for your concern and cooperation.
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