April 18, 1942 - April 8, 2019
Margaret Ann Rowell Spears, age 76 and a resident of Thomas, died early Monday morning April 8, 2019 at Riverside Medical Center. She was retired from the Washington Parish School Board after a 30 year career as manager of the Thomas School Cafeteria. Margaret loved all the children she saw every day and they enjoyed seeing her. She was a member of Storehouse Church in Franklinton. Margaret enjoyed crocheting and sewing and always loved fishing and visiting the beach. She had a saying “There is never a stranger, just a friend I haven’t met yet”. And she lived her life that way. Greeting people, helping others, ministering to those in need and just being a blessing to all the many people she encountered in life, including the many doctors and nurses that cared for her over these last several months. Margaret was always a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her cherished family. She will be sadly missed by all that knew her.
Survived by: Son and Daughter in law: Bruce and Kim Spears of Thomas; Daughter and Son in law: Jeanna and Calvin Wheat of Thomas; 5 Grandchildren and Spouses: Pastor Calvin Wheat and Ashley Wheat of Thomas, JeAnna and Terry Sarrazin of Covington, Jessica Spears of Thomas, Tiffany Spears and Chase Thomas of Mt. Hermon, Lil’ Bruce Spears of Thomas; 8 Great-grandchildren: Adaline Wheat, Arabella Wheat, GiAnna Wheat, Lea Hunt, AriAnna Hunt, Andrew Hunt, Cameron Spears, Cailynn Thomas; Brother: Lydonis Rowell of Thomas; Also numerous beloved nieces, nephews, other family members and many special friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband H.W. Spears, her parents Edgar Rowell and Lexie Cooper Rowell, brother Lamar Rowell, sisters in law Brenda Hebert, Nellie Bounds, brothers in law Howard Spears, Herbert Spears, Harvey Spears, Rev. Bobby Ray Spears, Billy Wayne Spears, E.T. Spears.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Wednesday April 10th from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm and after 10:00 am on Thursday. A funeral service will be held in the funeral home chapel at 3:00 pm Thursday with Pastor Calvin Wheat officiating. Burial will follow in Nobles Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Lil’ Bruce Spears, Chase Thomas, Heath Spears, Johnny Ray Spears, Randy Spears, Chris Wright