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Wanda Lee Burgess Lowe
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Obituary for Wanda Lee Burgess Lowe

Wanda Lee Burgess Lowe, age 85, of Abingdon, Virginia, passed away on Thursday, June 29, 2017, at Bristol Regional Medical Center.  She was born to the late Fuller Burgess and Annie Broyles Burgess on May 12, 1932, in Chuckey, Tennessee.  Possessing the gift of hospitality, Wanda was an expert homemaker who valued the gifts of life especially her family and her church.  She was a member of Abingdon Baptist Church and played an active role in several ministries during her lifetime including Vacation Bible School, the Shalom Singers, the WMU, and, most recently, the Senior Adult Program.  

In addition to her parents, Wanda was also preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Jake Lowe; and son-in-law, Don Nixon.

She is survived by two sons, Tim Lowe and wife, Jane of Ft. Myers, Florida and Steve Lowe and wife, Mary Lynne of Abingdon, Virginia; daughter, Cathe Nixon of Newnan, Georgia; four grandchildren, Adam Lowe, Jordan Nixon, Andrew Lowe and wife, Hannah, and T.J. Lowe; and a great granddaughter, Waylynn Lowe. 

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 2, 2017, at Abingdon Baptist Church with the Rev. Michael Poole officiating.  Interment will follow in Forest Hills Memory Gardens where pallbearers will be the immediate family.  The Council of Deacons of Abingdon Baptist Church will serve as honorary pallbearers.  Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Sunday at Abingdon Baptist Church prior to the funeral service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Abingdon Baptist Church, 361 W. Main St., Abingdon, Virginia 24210. 

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Mary Lynne for the loving kindness shown to her mother-in-law during the past several months. 

Those wishing to express sympathy online may do so by visiting www.farrisfuneralservice.com and signing the online guestbook.  The family of Wanda Burgess Lowe is being cared for by Farris Funeral Service and Crematory, 427 E. Main St., Abingdon, Virginia 24210 (276-623-2700).


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Visitation

Sunday

2

Jul

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Abingdon Baptist Church

361 W. Main St
Abingdon, VA 24210

Service

Sunday

2

Jul

3:00 PM
Abingdon Baptist Church

361 W. Main St
Abingdon, VA 24210

Cemetery Details

Location

Forest Hills Memory Gardens

19415 Lee Hwy
Abingdon, VA 24210

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