Mary Rouse Lowery, 86, widow of Nelson Lowery, departed this life on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, at Prisma Health Richland Hospital, Columbia.

She was born on Jan. 16, 1934, in Lee County, a daughter of the late Gussie and Lucille Jackson Rouse.

Public viewing will be held from 2 to 6 p.m. today at Job's Mortuary.

Mrs. Lowery will be placed in the church at 11 a.m. on Friday for viewing until the hour of service.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Friday at St. Peter AME Church, 5903 Elliott Highway, Mayesville, SC 29104 with Pastor Emmanuel Davis, eulogist, and the Rev. Jeanette Collins-Murray officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter AME Church Cemetery.

Job's Mortuary Inc., 312 S. Main St., Sumter, is in charge of arrangements.

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