Mrs. Julia Lowe, age 82, former resident of Dothan, Alabama, who recently resided in McDonough, Georgia, passed away Wednesday, March 3, 2021.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 14, 2021 one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.
Funeral service will be held on Sunday, March 14, 2021 at 1 PM at Georgette L. Scott's Memorial Chapel, 814 Headland Avenue Dothan, Alabama 36303.
Burial will immediately follow the service at Gates of Heaven Cemetery.
Julia was born in Newville, Alabama, on November 2, 1938, to Julian Astor Kirkland and Annie Byrd Kirkland. Her grandparents, Mr. Earnest Moore and Mrs. Josephine Moore, loved and raised Julia into a respectful young lady full of integrity and self-respect. Julia's extended family consists of a mixture of Kirklands, Moores, Hollis, Brackens and Trawicks.
Julia left Alabama in the mid-nineteen fifties, heading to the northeastern United States, to find employment opportunities in corporate and administrative work. She landed several administrative assistant jobs and had a reputation of striving for excellence in her work and professional appearance. Julia represented faith in her own abilities and believed that whatever you want in life can be achieved if you apply yourself and set goals.
Julia joined Shiloh Baptist Church in Plainfield, New Jersey, in the late seventies, believing that she needed to establish herself in a church home. Later, Julia would eventually join 2nd Baptist Church of Perth Amboy, New Jersey. She maintained the motto "trying to always do what was right." Julia found human services work extremely rewarding and received recognition for outstanding services in the non-profit organization, Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of Newark, New Jersey.
After dedicating herself to professional pursuits, Julia found that the corporate culture of the 1990s did not agree with her principles, so she left her job and became an entrepreneur. Julia launched a small daycare business in her home, named "Little Steps Daycare". Unbeknownst to her, she became a foundation for young mothers in her community and treated her parents with respect, fairness, and leniency when payments would come just a little bit late. She believed in helping young parents give the children a sound, foundational education combined with good nutrition. This proved to be a winning combination. In later years, parents would return to update Mrs. Lowe on the success of their children in current academic endeavors.
Our beloved Julia Cleve Lowe, widow of husband: Donald Eprevell Lowe, and mother of Glenn Alan Lowe, and Sean Bellamy Lowe, passed away at Sacred Journey Hospice at approximately 7:30 pm on March 3, 2021 due to complications of cancer.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and three sisters: Gwen Kirkland, Tina Kirkland, and Lolita Kirkland.
She is survived by her two sons: Glenn Alan Lowe and Sean Bellamy Lowe; daughters-in-law: Hope D. Lowe and Windy Lowe; sisters: Shirley Jefferson, Anita Cooper, Bonita Kirkland LaRue, and Rosina Glover; grandchildren: Quentin, Antwaun, Siobahn, Jadon, Sean, Micha, and Eli; great grandchildren: Jovan, Taylor, Lela, and Jordyn and a long list of nieces and nephews.
Lifelong friend and sister: Hazel Russell.
Julia Lowe represented a woman of regal presence, combined with elegance, class and beauty. She will forever be loved and dearly missed.
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