"The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want...Psalms 23 Mamie Ree Brown Lowe was born in Lockhart, Louisiana on April 18, 1922 and departed this life on Saturday, February 27, 2010 at half past five in the evening at the Falnnery Oaks Guest House in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She was the only child born to Elder Jonah C. and Emma Charles Brown. When her mother died while she was an infant, Mamie was reared by her grandparents, the late James A. and Sophronia Clark Charles. She was breastfed and nursed by her aunt, Martha Charles Sims simultaneously along with her daughter, the late Madie Sims Atkins. She was wedded to Willie B. Lowe on July 20, 1950 and to this union one son was born. Mamie was preceded in death by her husband of 41 years loving parnets, grandparents, two siblings and one grand-daughter. Also she was preceded by numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She attended the old Clark School, completed her high school requirements at Fellowship(Claiborne)High School and graduated from Grambling College with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. Her love for children and students was indicative of her 30 plus years of teaching in the public school system of Louisiana. She began teaching in the late forties in Greensburg(St.Helen Parish)Louisiana. After several years there, she transferred to Homer(Claiborne Parish School Syster)Louisiana and eventually retired from Summerfield Elementary Schook, Summerfield, Louisiana But the highlights of those often tedious but glorious years of teaching children were found at the Mt.Olive Elementary School during the mid-to-late sixties prior to school integraton. She loved the students and parents of this rural community. She felt an abiding and deep bond like a kindred family. mamie Ree love her church. She accepted Christ as her personal Saviour and was baptized into the Fellowship(Claiborne)Baptist Church. After marriage she united by letter with the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until her health began to decline. She was a faithful member, supporter, and worker of the Gumspring Baptist Missionary Assoiciation, New Hopewell Institute, Union Parish Senior Singing Convention, Louisiana State Singing Convention and the Bi-State Singing Convention. Along with many other residents of this community she actively supported many church in the community in whatever capacity she could serve. She was a loving mother to her great niece, Doris Jean Singleton, and foster mother to ricky, clinton and Samuel Adams. She leaves to cherish her loving memory and celebrate her life, one son Reverend Clee Earnest Lowe and his wife Louise of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren, one sister, Lola Brown of California and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, friends, brothers and sisters in Christ. A Homegoing Celebration for Sis. Lowe will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, Spearsville, Louisiana with Rev. Robert Sims officiating. Interment will follow in the New Hope Cemetery, Spearsville, Louisiana under the direction of the Sims Mortuary Staff.
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