Marie Jannie Fowler



Marie Jannie Fowler, 91, of Wilmington, departed her earthly home on Monday, July 30, 2018, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on May 28, 1927, daughter of Cora Fipps in Tabor City, North Carolina.
Marie worked at Spofford Mills for many years and then went to Textilease where she retired after 20 years.
Marie was a loving wife and a wonderful Christian mother. She loved spending time with her family. She enjoyed cooking for her family on the holidays and going to Pizza Hut with her grandchildren.
Marie also loved going to the mountains with her husband. She enjoyed working in the yard and tending her flowers. She regularly went to visit and sing at Nursing Homes, bringing joy to the residents. She loved others and they loved her as well. She was a former member of the Gibson Avenue Baptist Church and a faithful member at Castle Hayne Baptist Church where her son pastored for thirty-three years.
In addition to her mother, Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Grady Fowler; her brother, Oscar Fipps; her sister, Leila Bell Benton (Carvie); and her grandson, Mitchell Fowler.
She leaves behind wonderful memories to her children, Cliff Fowler (Linda), Billy Fowler (Linda), Denise Garner (William), Renee Kinney (Mike); grandchildren, Ryan Rivenbark, Drenda Newton (Gregg), Sonya Fowler, and Genia Ottoway (Jamie); 9 great-grandchildren; and 14 great-great grandchildren.
Her funeral service will be held at 12:00 pm on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Quinn McGowen Funeral Chapel in Wilmington with Rev. Gregg Newton, Rev. Bobby Mowrey, and Rev. Wayne Holley officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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