Guezell Smith Rowland – Obituary

By  | July 12, 2017 | Filed under: Lee Memorial Funeral Home, Obituaries

Guezell Smith Rowland, 87, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2017, at the Sunshine Health Care Facility in Pontotoc. She was born February 18, 1930 in Pontotoc County, the daughter of John and Lula Belle Smith. She spent her life as a homemaker, taking care of the family she loved so dearly. Known as “Mamaw” by everyone, she enjoyed quilting, needlework and gardening. She loved spending time with her grandchildren.

Services will be 2 PM Friday at the Lee Memorial Chapel with her son, Bro. Dempsey Rowland, officiating. Burial will be in Lee Memorial Park. Lee Memorial Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

Guezell is survived by her 3 children, Bro. Dempsey Rowland (Yvonne) of Houston, Linda Burton (Mike) of Furrs, and Brenda West of Pontotoc; 2 sisters-in-law, Mavis Rowland of Hollywood, FL and Alfie Nichols of Mobile, AL; 10 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, and 8 great-great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 49 years, Virgil Rowland; and 2 sons, Danny A. Rowland and David Rowland.

Her grandsons and grandsons-in-law will serve as pallbearers.

Visitation will be 5-8 PM Thursday at the funeral home. For online guest registry, visit

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