On Thursday, November 21, 2019, Maggie L. Bailey Rowlett Grimes (78), was called home to her eternal rest after a long illness. She transitioned at her home surrounded by family and friends.
Maggie was born to Jackie and Thomas Kelley on November 4, 1941. A native of Smithfield VA, Maggie attended and graduated from Isle of Wright High School. Soon after, she met and married Herman Rowlett. From this union they shared 3 sons: Herman, Andre (deceased), Reggie (Pip, Pap and Poo). Although she held several occupations throughout her lifetime she dedicated many years of service to River Park Towers where she later retired. Maggie was a devoted mother, grandmother and great grandmother, who enjoyed cooking, home decor, shopping, babysitting and spending time with her family. She was a wonderful woman who loved helping everyone when she could, never biting her tongue she would “tell you like it is”while fixing you a plate at the same time. Maggie will be greatly missed.
Maggie was preceded in death by her mother Jackie B. Clarke, stepfather Waymond Clarke, son Andre Rowlett, and her special cousins Edward Lee (Inez) Tilton and Paul Tilton. She leaves to cherish her memory her Aunt Rosa (Ashley) Blount, sons Herman (Wanda) Rowlett, Reggie (Dena) Rowlett, special daughter in law Cheryl Rowlett, a special daughter in love Christine (Marvin) Daniels. Grandchildren: Domeka (Jessica) Kelley, Reginald Rowlett Jr, April Kelley, Terrance Powell, Latoya (Sherwood) Gresham, Angel Rowlett, Heaven Rowlett and Miracle Rowlett. Great Grandchildren: Brian Kelley, Nakia Kelley, Malik Kelley, Leah Kelley, Jordan Robinson, Josiah Gresham, Reginae Rowlett and Jeremiah Gresham. She also leaves behind a half brother Thomas Kelley Jr. A special cousin Ronnie Tilton, Great Cousins: Michelle (Robert) Long, Stephen (Shenell) Tilton. Great Great Cousins: Stephen Tilton Jr, Monica long, Jai Nuten, and Joshua Brown, as well as a host of other nieces and nephews and many close friends and loved ones.
A viewing will be held from noon until 5:00 p.m. Friday, November 29, 2019 at C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
Services will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 30, 2019 at New Hope Baptist Church, 1415 Big Bethel Road, Hampton, Virginia by Dr. Christopher C. Carter, Sr.
Entombment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens.
It is the desire of the Grimes family that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
The family of the late Mrs. Maggie Lee Rowlett- Grimes has entrusted her final care to the staff at C.C. Carter Funeral Home, Inc.
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