Edna Nowell

Visitation at Main Service

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Riverside Baptist Church
135 E. Lee Drive
Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States

Funeral Service

3:00 pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Riverside Baptist Church
135 E. Lee Drive
Clarksdale, Mississippi, United States

Final Resting Place

Woodlawn Cemetery
Webb Sumner Rd.
Sumner, Mississippi, United States

Obituary of Edna Nowell

Edna Nowell passed away peacefully at her home, Wednesday March 27, 2019 in Ooltewah,

TN and entered into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She was born in Drew,

MS November 7, 1928. She lived most of her life in Sumner, MS where she was a public health

nurse for nearly forty years. She also became a pediatric nurse practitioner and held clinics

across Tallahatchie county and the surrounding area. She lived in a time when public health

nurses went into the schools to immunize the children, thus earning the nickname, "the

Shotlady". Her presence in the schools sent fear and trembling throughout the building

including among the big and tough football players. She was a member of the Sumner Baptist

Church and an active member of the WMU and the church choir. She went on numerous

medical mission trips to Honduras. She loved gardening. She was preceded in death by her

beloved husband Earl Nowell, by her mother Janie Burchfield Rollins, her father William Patrick

Rollins, her brother Billy Rollins, her sisters Anna Grace Guest, Donna Howarth and Pauline

Hardy, her grandson Ben Nowell, her great grandson Brennan Nowell and her nephew Jamie

Rollins. She is survived by her daughter Phyllis Nowell of Ooltewah, TN, her son Stan Nowell

(Janet) of Harrison, TN, her son Pat Nowell (Rita) of Biloxi, MS, her son Jimmy Nowell (Vickie) of

Overland Park, KS. She is also survived by nine grandchildren, six great grandchildren and a number of special nieces and nephews. Her

funeral services will be held Saturday, March 30, 2019 at Riverside Baptist Church in

Clarksdale, MS. Visitation will be at the church from 1:00 - 3:00. The service will begin at 3:00

with burial following at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Sumner, MS. In lieu of flowers, donations

may be made in her memory to Forgotten Children Ministries at P.O.Box 36399, Birmingham,

AL 35236 or online at www.fcmhonduras.org. Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale, MS is handling the arrangements.

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