Helen Evans Lowe

Published 12:04 pm Friday, April 12, 2024

Getting your Trinity Audio player ready...

FRANKLIN – Helen Evans Lowe, a resident of the Village at Woods Edge in Franklin and a former longtime resident of the Great Fork community of Suffolk, died Wednesday, April 10, 2024. Mrs. Lowe was born on July 19, 1926, in the Rocky Hock community of Chowan County, North Carolina. She was the youngest daughter of the late Zacharia Trotman and Effie Louise White Evans and raised in a loving family of 12 children.

A graduate of Chowan High School and Coastal Bus

Helen Evans Lowe

iness College in Norfolk, she was employed by the Nansemond County School System and later with Colonial Farm Credit, both in Suffolk. As a member of Rocky Hock Baptist Church, she met the love of her life, Hubert Lowe, as they sang in the choir together. They were married there on Jan. 4, 1948. They moved to Suffolk, bought a farm and started their family by joining Great Fork Baptist Church, where they were both members until their deaths.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 47 years, Hubert Lowe; five sisters, Lillie Saunders, Lonie Harrell, Pearl Harrell, Beulah Williams and Eleanor Byrum; and six brothers, Carey, Edward, Milton, Marvin, Roland and Alvin Evans. Surviving are her children, Jerry Lowe (Susan) and Roseland Evans Lowe Worrell (Donald); four grandchildren, Justin Worrell (Lisa), Joshua Worrell (Jennifer), Jeremy Lowe (Krystn) and Michelle Myers (Chris); great-grandchildren, Madison and Tyler Lowe, Ian Duffy, Kristen Miller, McKenna Myers and Kaitlyn, Abigail, Cameron, and Chloe Worrell; and a great-great-grandchild, Juniper Miller. Also surviving is a sister-in-law, Thelma Gray Lowe Goodwin of Edenton, North Carolina; and over 100 nieces and nephews. A celebration of her life will be held on Thursday, April 18, at 1:30 p.m. in Great Fork Baptist Church. Friends may visit with the family in the fellowship hall immediately following the service. Mrs. Lowe, being a firm believer in giving back, donated her body to the Virginia State Anatomical Program with studies of the effects of Alzheimer’s on the brain. Contributions in her memory may be made to Great Fork Baptist Church, 180 Great Fork Road, Suffolk, VA 23438. Miller & Van Essendelft Funeral Home, 304 Main Street, Gatesville, North Carolina, is handling the arrangements and online condolences may be made by visiting www.millerfhc.com.