May 19, 1937 - November 10, 2019
Rev. John Taylor Lowery, age 82 and a resident of Pine, died Sunday morning November 10, 2019 at his home. He was the Outreach Minister at Pine First Baptist Church for many years and loved to share the gospel with those he met. Bro. John dearly loved his church family. He was a United States Army veteran of the Korean War Era. John loved carpentry and built houses earlier in life, while also doing plumbing and other construction jobs. He even taught carpentry at the Raybourn Correctional Center for several years, using that opportunity to share the gospel with the men he worked with. John enjoyed fishing and finding “treasures” at local thrift stores.
Survived by: Wife of 33 years: Sue M. Lowery of Pine; 2 Sons and Daughters in law: Robert and Betty Lowery, Joe and Angela Lowery all of Columbia, MS; 6 Daughters and Sons in law: Shirley and Jimmy Boyd of Columbia, MS, Elaine and Henry Sumrall, Carla Stevens all of Foxworth, MS, Paula Hobgood of Sandy Hook, MS, Jenny and Reggie Branch of Pine, Pam and Butch Ledet of Franklinton; 24 Grandchildren; 49 Great-grandchildren; 1 Great-great-grandchild; 2 Brothers and Sisters in law: Jimmy and Faye Lowery of Laurinburg, NC, Ted and Susie Lowery of Covington; 2 Sisters and a Brother in law: Lottie Powell, Linda Sue and Ralph Dixon all of Baton Rouge; Sister in law: Burneva Ellzey of Columbia, MS; Also numerous nieces, nephews, other family members and many friends.
He was preceded in death by a son Michael Lowery, 3 daughters Donna Thomas, Ronna Holden, Jayne Seal, his first wife Evelyn Slay Lowery, parents Robert James Lowery and Maggie Saphronia Rigney Lowery, brothers Howard Lowery, Lavern Lowery, Robert Lowery, Jr. and a sister Virginia Miller.
Visitation will be at Crain Funeral Home Tuesday November 12th from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm. Visitation will continue Wednesday at Pine First Baptist Church from 9:00 am until 12:00 pm. A funeral service will be held in the church at 12:00 pm Wednesday with Rev. David Easterling officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.