Patsy Lanelle Tate Rowe

Patsy Lanelle Tate Rowe, 82, of Indianola, passed away Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, at The Arbor in Ridgeland.

Patsy was born March 6, 1937, in Lexington to Henry Hudson Tate and Clara Kathleen Smith Tate. She worked as a buyer for Lewis Grocer Company for 34 years prior to her retirement in 2000. Patsy was a very sweet lady that was completely devoted to her family. She always enjoyed listening to Gaither music and loved crafting. The last trip she and her husband took was to Gatlinburg to attend the Gaither Homecoming. Patsy also served as the Family Support Coordinator while the National Guard Unit from Indianola was deployed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, H.H. Tate and Clara Kathleen Smith Tate and her sister, Virginia Tate Hughes.

Patsy is survived by her husband of 63 years, Jack D. Rowe of Indianola; one son, John T. Rowe and his wife Sheri of Madison; two daughters, Diana Lynn Rowe Hays of Phoenix, Ariz. and Tanya E. Rowe Rass and her husband Kurt of Brandon; one sister, Janie Delores Tate Wheeler and her husband Mason of Brookings, S.D.; five grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, Nov. 20, from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service at Burton Funeral Home. The Rev. Dr. Guy Burke will officiate. Burial will follow in Indianola City Cemetery.

Burton Funeral Home of Indianola has been entrusted with arrangements. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to First Baptist Church, PO Box 366, Indianola, MS 38751, or the charity of the donor's choice.

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