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Mattie Manley Rowell
Dear Friends and Schoolmates,
I am so saddened to bring you this news today. Mattie Manley Rowell, wife of Van Rowell ('65) of NC, passed away in Kannapolis, North Carolina on Friday, February 24, 2016 at the age of 68.
She was the sister-in-law of Charlie Snead ('64) and Thommy Rowell Snead ('64) of NC.
From Charlie Snead ('64) of NC - 02/24/17, 8:23 PM:
|Mattie Rowell, loving wife of
Van, class of 1965, went to be with the Lord today at 6:05 PM.
I knew her as warm, funny and wonderful mother of 2 beautiful daughters and 4 adorable grand babies.
I believe the value of this life is measured not in our years but in the quality and content of our Christian example. Mattie was a shining star worthy of the title "Good and Faithful Servant".
Please keep the family in your thoughts and prayers,
Oh, Charlie, I'm so very sorry to hear this! I first met Mattie at our 40-Year Reunion in 2005 and found her to be a lovely woman. I didn't realize she had been ill. You and your family have my deepest sympathies.
From Charlotte (NC) Observer - 02/26/17:
Mattie Manley Rowell
KANNAPOLIS, NC - Mattie Manley
Rowell, 68, of Kannapolis, died peacefully at home surrounded by family on
Friday, February 24, 2017.
She was born September 12th, 1948 in the town of Welsh in McDowell county West Virginia. Mattie's parents were David "Bus" and Iva Manley of Austinville, VA.
Mattie is survived by her husband, Evander "Van" Rowell; her two daughters, Leigh Hopkins of Thomasville, NC , Allison Wightman of Kannapolis; one brother Howard Manley and sister-in-law Ann Manley of Wythe County VA; 4 grandchildren, JD Wightman, Vanessa Wightman, Alan Hopkins, and Joseph Hopkins; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Charlie and Thommy Snead.
Mattie attended Virginia Intermont College and graduated from Radford College with a BS in Elementary education. She was a dedicated teacher for 18 years in Virginia and North Carolina.
She married Van on June 26th, 1971 and they have enjoyed over 45 years of marriage.
Mattie loved to read (big
trilogies), shag (with Van), watch movies (of said trilogies), take trips to the
beach, and knit and crochet scarves (lots of them). Most of all Mattie enjoyed
spending time with her family.
Van and the girls will welcome friends and family to celebrate Mattie's life at their home on Thursday, March 2, 2017. Friends and family are welcome to drop in between the hours of 3:00pm and 6:00pm.
Mattie really appreciated the excellent care she received from her oncologist, Dr. Richard Williams and his staff. She also was indebted to the special care shown to her from the staff of the Levine Cancer Center at Carolinas Healthcare System-NorthEast.
Memorials may be made to Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, 383 Main Avenue, Fifth Floor, Norwalk, CT 06851.
On-line condolences may be left
Kannapolis, NC who is serving the family.
Our sincerest condolences are extended to Mattie's family and friends at this difficult time.
Y'all take good care of each other! TYPHOONS FOREVER! We'll Always Have Buckroe!
Love to all, Carol
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Be Thou my Vision, O Lord of my heart;
Naught be all else to me, save that Thou art.
Thou my best Thought, by day or by night,
Waking or sleeping, Thy presence my light.
Be Thou my Wisdom, and Thou my true Word;
I ever with Thee and Thou with me, Lord;
Thou my great Father, I Thy true son;
Thou in me dwelling, and I with Thee one.
Be Thou my battle Shield, Sword for the fight;
Be Thou my Dignity, Thou my Delight;
Thou my soulís Shelter, Thou my high Tower:
Raise Thou me heavenward, O Power of my power.
Riches I heed not, nor manís empty praise,
Thou mine Inheritance, now and always:
Thou and Thou only, first in my heart,
High King of Heaven, my Treasure Thou art.
High King of Heaven, my victory won,
May I reach Heavenís joys, O bright Heavenís Sun!
Heart of my own heart, whatever befall,
Still be my Vision, O Ruler of all.
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