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Shelby Jean Rowland (11-30-2017)
Photo of Shelby Jean RowlandFuneral services for
Mrs. Shelby Jean Rowland,
71, of Downsville,
LA, were held at 1 p.m.
on Wednesday, November
22, 2017, at Crestview
Baptist Church
in Farmerville, with
Rev. Wayne Whiteside
officiating. Interment
followed at Crestview
Cemetery in Farmerville
under the direction
of Kilpatrick Funeral
Home of Farmerville.
Jean was born on
July 9, 1946, in Monroe
and left this earth on
November 18, 2017, in
Downsville to join the
love of her life of 53 years, Shelby Eugene Rowland, in
their heavenly home. Shelby and Jean were married
on May 29, 1964 and after 4 months and 23 days apart,
mom and dad are together again for Eternity. She
was a retired bookkeeper and tax preparer. She loved
painting, art, sewing, cooking for her family, spending
time with her grandkids and rocking on the back porch
with her true love.
She was also preceded in death by: Her mother, Lulu
Pearl Gammill; her father, Marshall Smith, sister, Margaret
Ann Hollis, special aunt and uncle who raised her,
J.D. and Dorothy Smith; mother-in-law Beatrice Foster;
and father-in-law, Winford Doyle Rowland.Survivors include: Her children – Theresa Lynn
Rowland McCoy and husband Kerry of West Monroe
and Marshall Doyle Rowland of West Monroe; four
grandchildren – Morgan Taylor McCoy, Macie Bell Mc-
Coy, Daniel Evan Rowland, and Marissa Isabel Rowland;
niece, Sharon Parker; two sisters – Sue Cheryl Pace and
husband Stevie and Joyce “Tootie” Molnoskey and husband
Gus; special cousins; Gayle Green, Elaine Brown
and Barbara Smith; brother-in-laws, Jerry and wife
Rose Rowland, Doyle Edward and wife Linda Rowland,
Dewayne and wife Monica Foster; sister-in-laws Sharon
and husband Steve Kelley and Pam and husband Talmadge
Stutts; as well as numerous nieces and nephews
and her faithful companion, Mitzi.
Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, November
21, 2017, at Crestview Baptist Church. Donations
may be made to Crestview Baptist Church or the Susan
G. Komen Foundation.
Online condolence messages may be sent to the
family at