Mildred Yvonne Lowe

Friday, November 4, 2011

Age 81

Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt, Sister and Friend.

She opened her heart, her home and her possessions to family, friends and strangers whenever they were troubled and in need. She raised generations from her children and her siblings to nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was priest and psychiatrist, doctor and lawyer, and momma to them all.

She worked hard her whole life to build a home and a business as a wife and mother, an owner and a manager, a cook and a dishwasher, a school bus driver and an aide. She struggled with less so that others could have more.

She was not to be trifled with, by men of might and means or by women of grander circumstance. She was not afraid to speak with conviction and to point out the flaws of other's character and actions. She defended the meek from the mob of injustice and reminded the more fortunate of their obligation to be grateful and humble.

Her strength never faltered... the strength of her heart and limbs, her spirit and her love, from her birth on Nov. 2, 1930, until her death on Nov. 2, 2011.

She loved laughter, but her greatest joy came from hearing the laughter of her children, all of them. Her only hope was for the happiness of her family and friends and she did all that she could every day to insure that happiness.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 61 years, Charles Lowe; her parents, William and Mattie Lovett; and five siblings.

She is survived by a son, Randy Lowe; two daughters, Carol Lowe and Tracy McMahon; two grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; one great-grandchild; four stepgreat-grandchildren; niece, Patricia Blackwell; and many other nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 4, in Short Cemetery.

The family will be at London Funeral Home Friday until the funeral hour for visitation.

London Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.