Julia Emagene Sewell Stowers

Published 12:01 am Thursday, November 13, 2014

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March 25, 1931 – Nov. 7, 2014

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NATCHEZ — Services for Julia Emagene “Jeanne” Sewell Stowers, 83, of Natchez, who died peacefully at home Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, with her loving husband of 63 years, William “Bill” Burns Stowers, by her side, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at First Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Noelle Read officiating.

Burial will follow at the Natchez City Cemetery under the direction of Laird Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Mrs. Stowers was born March 25, 1931, in Van, Texas, the daughter of James Ray Sewell and Edythe Owens Sewell.

She grew up in Gueydan, La., and attended the University of Southwestern Louisiana in Lafayette and Mississippi College in Clinton.

Mrs. Stowers was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Natchez where she served as president of the Presbyterian Women and on various committees. As a member of the Natchez Garden Club, she was active in the preservation of the House on Ellicott Hill and Magnolia Hall. She also served on the board of the Mississippi Farm Bureau and was a former president and board member of the Natchez Cemetery Association.

Survivors include her husband; two sons, William “Bill” Burns Stowers Jr. and wife, Melanie, of Clinton, La., and James “Jim” Ray Stowers and wife, Claudia, of Philadelphia, Pa.; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Jimmy McKeiver, James Minton, Kurtz Stowers, Clay Sewell, Jeff Sewell and Chuck Sewell.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Natchez Cemetery Association, First Presbyterian Church or to a charity of choice.

Online condolences may be sent to lairdfh.com.