Jewell "Judy" Farris Rowell, 85, resident of the Pine Grove Community, passed away Monday, February 21, 2022 at Union County Health and Rehab.
Services honoring Ms. Rowell will be at 6PM Friday, February 25, 2022, at New Albany Funeral and Cremation Care with Dr. Thomas Rowell officiating. Visitation will be from 4PM until 6PM.
Ms. Rowell was born in Steel Pemiscot, MO January 4, 1937, to the late Wilmer Ray and Ruby M. Stockton Farris. She received her education from the Glen Public School System. Ms. Rowell began working at an early age in an envelope factory in Chicago until moving to Union County in 1964 and becoming a custom tailor from her business, Judy's Alterations in Tupelo, MS, for the public and for local department stores. A Christian, Ms. Rowell will be remembered by her children as a role model, teacher and mentor. Many qualities she instilled were honesty, integrity, household chores, gardening, canning and how to survive on a little to save a lot.
Those left to cherish her memories include two daughters, Linda "Lee Lee" Wynn Rorie of Corinth, Sandy Rowell Bridges (Joseph) of Union County, one son, Gary Rowell (Lisa) of Pine Grove, two sisters, Lilla Rubine Hill of Senatobia and Nelda Baal of Tampa, Fl, one brother, Kenneth Farris, five grandchildren,Brandy Rorie, Stephanie Rorie, Joshua Rorie, Yancy White, JP Littlefield, and Justin Rowell and thirteen great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Maxine Farris Pruett and Gaye Farris Stockton, three brothers, Huston Farris, Wilmer Ray Farris Jr. and John Farris, and one great granddaughter, Bailey Brooke Rorie, four nieces, Debbie Pruett McFadden, Ardith Pruett, Beverly Pruett, Jessica Rice Perocchi, and one nephew, Chris Gearheart.
The family requests that memorials be directed to the Alzheimer's Association at www.act.alz.org
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