Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Linda Rose Lowder

Linda Rose Lowder, 80 of Albemarle, stepped into the loving arms of Jesus surrounded by her family on June 13, at Atrium Stanly.

She was preceded in death by her husband Clarence Edward Rose, Sr. in 1975, and Lowell B. Lowder in 1994.

Born February 1, 1940, in Wayne County, North Carolina she was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Dottie Wiggs. She was preceded in death by her brothers Lloyd Wiggs Jr, Rudolph Wiggs, Donald Wiggs, and Wilbert Wiggs. Sisters Myrtle Winstead, Marjorie Braswell, and Joan Smith.          

Ms. Lowder graduated from Pfeiffer College with her Master’s in Criminal Justice.  She was a Juvenile Court Intake Counselor for the State of North Carolina for 33 years. After retirement, Ms. Lowder cheerfully served her community through numerous organizations, some of which included Stanly County Christian Ministries, Meals on Wheels, OASIS, The Community Inn Kitchen, Habitat for Humanities, Board member at SCUSA, served as a volunteer and Board member of Hospice of Stanly, served on the Daymark Board, Board of The Stanly County Senior Center where she enjoyed participating in many trips and activities.   She lovingly served in many activities within her church. Ms. Lowder was an excellent cook and also an avid card player, which she enjoyed with her numerous friends.

She will be lovingly remembered by her sons Edward Rose (Samantha) of Rock Hill, SC, and Thomas Rose (Robin) of New London. Four granddaughters Susan Strawn (Adam), Michelle Firmstone (Brian), Amanda Lukach (Mike), Melanie Rose (David). Five great-grandchildren, Braxton Strawn, Garrett Strawn, Addison Lukach, Landon Rose-Butler, and Lilly Lukach.  Brother Rex Wiggs (Dot)  and sister Edith Nader.

The family will receive friends from 11:30-1:30 Wednesday, June 17th at Central United Methodist Church. The celebration of her life will be held at 2pm following the visitation. A private interment will follow the service

A special thank you to the Staff at Bethany Woods Spark Unit and Atrium Stanly for their excellent care and love for her and our family.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials be made to Stanly County Christian Ministries or Hospice of Stanly. Stanly Funeral Home is serving the family.


  • Pat Posted June 15, 2020 3:11 pm

    We’re so sorry for your loss. I thought so night of Linda. Praying for your family

  • Linda Griffin Posted June 15, 2020 3:20 pm

    I met Linda when she was married Lowell!! My husband JT and I had been friends with Lowell for years before he met Linda. When I met her the first time I instantly felt like I had known her for a long time! She was that type of person! She was easy to get to know and had a wonderful personality!! You couldn’t help but love her!! I’m so sorry for your loss!! She was a wonderful person and will be greatly missed! I’m sorry I had lost contact with her after Lowell passed away!! But you have memories of a wonderful, loving, giving mother, grandmother, and sister! Always hold those memories close and remember she is always with you!! God bless all of you and be with you always!!

  • Mary Jo Owens Posted June 15, 2020 7:08 pm

    Linda was such a genuine and loving soul to all she came into contact with. She was a wonderful sister to my mother and a very special aunt to me . Although I was not able to spend much time with her due to distance, whenever we did see one other or chatted on the telephone I felt as though no time had passed at all. She was full of laughter and light and she will be greatly missed by a significant number of people. I send my sincere sympathy to Eddie and Tommy and their families.

  • Gwen Posted June 15, 2020 8:19 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Linda. I worked with her for many years. She was a wonderful, caring lady and one of a kind. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

  • Gail Burris Posted June 15, 2020 9:38 pm

    Alan and I send our deepest sympathy to you all . We loved Linda with all our hearts and will miss her very much . She was a wonderful friend and was precious to our family. May Hid bless you all.

  • Susan Taylor Posted June 15, 2020 9:51 pm

    Linda was a wonderful, compassionate woman who helped so many children in Juvenile Court. Such a brilliant person and a great friend.

  • Cathy Thurston Posted June 16, 2020 8:24 am

    The world is certainly losing a ‘rose’. What a sweet, sweet lady and always a joy to be around.

  • Eric and Judy Johnsen Posted June 16, 2020 8:54 pm

    Linda Rose will always be in our hearts and minds. What spirit!! We admired her positive outlook and inspiration she brought to evryone at Central Methodist Church.

  • John Malcomb Posted June 17, 2020 7:10 am

    I worked with Linda for many years. She was a wonderful person.

  • Dottye Barrier Posted June 17, 2020 7:38 am

    Linda Rose and I shared many great times together. All of our adventures whether it was going to the beach or sneaking off to the movies. One day she brought me a big spaghetti box. I wondered why until I opened it up. It was full of old jewelry and other trinkets. I loved it just like I loved her. My deepest sympathy to all of her family. She will be missed by many friends in her church and the community that she served with passion and love.

  • LYNN STANBACK Posted June 17, 2020 7:46 am

    She was the first person I met when I move to the neighborhood. She welcome me with open arms I will never forget her

  • Juliet Richardson Posted June 17, 2020 9:04 am

    Linda was the best loving friend any one can have. She helped me so much when I was appointed Juvenile Officer for APD. Even after our retirement we remain best of friends. Prayers for the family.

  • Cynthia Moose Posted June 18, 2020 12:44 pm

    Sorry for your loss. She was such a lovely woman. I met her through our church and she also delivered Meals on Wheels to my dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. God bless.

  • Janice Goodwin Posted July 1, 2020 10:07 am

    Linda was a beautiful lady. I knew Linda from many years ago working at the Court House. She was very special. She gave of herself to make sure a little girl and mother would have Christmas. She worked hard and was always looked up to.
    She delivered my meals to me in the last 2 years. I know you all will miss her. Heaven gained a precious angel in Linda. May God bless and keep you all. Love you. Janice Goodwin

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