She was born on April 15, 1932, to Claudie and Verna Hood Blaylock in Webb. She married Grady Rowsey in 1951. They moved to Texas where Grady was stationed in the Navy until 1965, and then moved to Cleveland, where they raised their four sons before moving to Greenville for 27 years. Barbara remained in Greenville until recently moving to be near her sons in Texas.
She loved being around her family and always kept peace between her four boys. She loved sports of all kinds especially Ole Miss. Mrs. Rowsey also loved her flowers always having her plants on the front porch and patio. She was a loving mother and grandmother always enjoying her time with them.
She was preceded in death by her, husband Grady and son Mack Rowsey.
Visitation will be held Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 10-11 a.m. with funeral service to follow in the Cleveland Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be at the Delta Heights Memorial Gardens. Reverend Cecil Rhodes will officate the service.
She is survived by three sons Mike Rowsey of Lake Jackson, Texas, Norman (Marian) Rowsey of Alvin, Texas, and Alan (Sharon) Rowsey of League City, Texas; two sisters Etoyle Flurry of, Booneville and Wanda Fay Tubbs of Webb; seven grandchildren; Daniel Rowsey, Megan Rowsey, Corey Rowsey, Jenna Rowsey, Jackie Sattell, Stephanie Parra and Jacob Rowsey; two great-grandchildren Makenzie Walenta and Baylee Parra.
Pallbearers will be Norman Rowsey, Mike Rowsey, Alan Rowsey, Gary Blaylock, Ronald Blaylock and Joe Davidson.
Memorials may be made to St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St Jude Place Memphis, TN 38501
Online guest register may be viewed and signed at www.clevelandfuneralhome.net