Jeremiah James Rowell Sr.

Jeremiah James Rowell Sr.,  47, of Jesup, passed away early Sunday morning, May 15, 2022, at the Wayne Memorial Hospital in Jesup, following a courageous battle with cancer.  

Born August 25, 1974 in Waycross, he was a son of the late Brenda Gail Sweat Rowell and Jerry Edwin Rowell. He grew up in Pierce County and was a 1993 graduate of Pierce County High School. He worked for Ware State Prison for several years and then moved to Wayne County in 1999 and later began working for Wayne State Prison. He also worked for Bennettsville Federal Prison in Bennettsville, SC before working for Federal Correctional Institute (FCI) in Jesup. He was a member of Crossroads Church of God and Beulah Baptist Church where he was born and raised.

In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Gladys and Vernon Rowell and Tracy James and Modene Tuten Sweat; father-in-law, Bill Moseley; nephew, A.J. Reddish and a cousin, Mandi Dubberly.  

Survivors include his wife of 23 years, Georgia Moseley Rowell, Jesup; three children, Lauren Whitley Rowell, Jeremiah James “J.J.” Rowell Jr., and Lucas Mason  “Luke” Rowell, all of Jesup; father, Jerry Edwin Rowell, Townsend; brother, Richard William “Richie” Rowell, Alma; mother-in-law, Clora Moseley, Jesup; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lawrence and Vanessa Moseley, Jesup, Sheriff Chuck and Jennifer Moseley, Screven and Cindy and Alex Reddish, Billie Jo and Buddy Starling and Kimberly and Ronnie Poppell, all of Jesup and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephew and numerous other relatives.  

Visitation will be from 2-3 p.m. Thursday, May 19, at the Beulah Baptist Church, 3343 Beulah Church, Road, Alma.

Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 19, from the Beulah Baptist Church.

Interment will follow in the Beulah Baptist Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Easter Seals, 505 Elizabeth Street, Waycross, GA 31501; Hospice of South Georgia, 1625 Sunset Blvd, Jesup, GA 31544 or to any charitable organization of your choice.  

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Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.

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