Leater Lucille Carter Rowland, 78, of Blackshear, passed away late Tuesday, October 1, 2019, at her residence.
Born in Blackshear, September 21, 1941, she had lived in Pierce County all of her life. She had worked as a CNA at the former Memorial Hospital (now Memorial Satilla) and at Shady Haven Personal Care Home prior to working with her daughters at Dorminey Thrift Store in Waycross. She was a member of Youmans Chapel Baptist Church and loved to visit with everybody as well as help all those she could. She loved flowers, fishing and staying on the go.
She was a daughter of the late Ronnie Isaac and Myrtle Robertson Carter. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Willard Franklin Rowland and two brothers, Alvin Carter and Johnny Carter.
Survivors include her fiance’, Javier Oliver, Blackshear; her daughter and son-in-law, Brenda and Billy Hickox, Nahunta; two sons and a daughter-in-law, James Ronnie “J.R.” Rowland, Blackshear and Charlie and Amy Rowland, Waycross; an adopted daughter, Rhonda Dodson, Waycross; a sister, Lewanna (Allen) Strickland, Blackshear; two brothers, Jimmy Carter, Blackshear and Joe (Kaye) Carter, Waycross; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Visitation will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 3, at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 4, from the Youmans Chapel Baptist Church.
Interment will follow in the Waters Cemetery.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing the online register at www.pearsondial.com.
Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.