Ronald Lee Rowell was born on October 3, 1960, to Alice and James Rowell Sr. “Ron”, as he was affectionately called, entered into eternal sleep on Monday, January 4, 2021, at Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center.
Raised in the Williamsburg area, Ron was educated in the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools graduating from Lafayette High School. He worked as a custodian for the Charles City Public School System. His vibrant personality and willingness to help everyone caused anyone who came in contact with him to love him.
On January 12, 2013, Ronald and Yvette Carter were joined in holy matrimony.
Ron loved his friends, but he especially loved his family. He made sure that his family was taken care of even if it meant walking from Toano to Charles City to see about his precious baby girl.
In 2015, Ron was diagnosed with cancer. He never let the diagnosis get him down nor he did allow it to stop him from working. He continued to work until his seizures prevented him from doing so.
He is preceded in death by his mother, Alice Rowell, and brother, David Rowell. His memories will forever remain with his wife, Yvette Carter; daughter, Shampree Carter; father, James Rowell Sr.; sister, Wanda Rowell; brother, James Rowell Jr. (Beverly); and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon Friday, January 8, 2021, in Whiting’s Funeral Home. Due to the current health pandemic, only 50 people may be in attendance. Facial coverings and social distancing are required. Facebook Livestream will be available at the beginning of the service. Mr. Rowell may be viewed beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the hour of his service on Friday.
Professional services entrusted to the staff of Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg, Virginia 23185. 757-229-3011 whitingsfuneralhome.com
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