Grace Swinson Cowell

06/05/1935 - 10/14/2022


Obituary For Grace Swinson Cowell

Mrs. Grace Swinson Cowell,87, daughter of Jehovah, Child of God went to be with Jesus, on Friday October 14, 2022 at 6:00 AM, from her home with her family by her side. She was born in Onslow county on June 5, 1935; daughter of the late Willie and Sallie Mae Parker Swinson.

She was the devoted wife to her late husband, Thomas Guy Cowell, loving mother and mother-in-law to Jerry Arnold Cowell, Sr. of Swansboro, Dallas Ray Cowell (Pasty) of Jacksonville, Sally Cowell Fountain of the home, Tommy Lee Smith (the son of the heart) and daughter-in-law, Patty Cowell of Wilson.

Also, preceded in death by her two sons; Glenn Thomas Cowell and Guy Willis Cowell and two brothers; Troy and Bobby Swinson.

She was a devoted, loving Grandmother, known as Grannie Grace, Nana Grace and just plain ole Grandma to Jerry Cowell, Jr, Jessie Cowell, Maria James, Tammy Layman, Dorothy Wade, Crystal Garrison, Brittany Quinn, Brooke Cowell, Brandon Fountain and Elizabeth Hiatt.

In addition she leaves behind 26 deeply loved Great grands and 18 Great Great Grands.
Blessed Indeed, Thank You Jesus!

The family will receive friends from 1:00 to 2:00 pm on Saturday, October 22, 2022 at Johnson Funeral Home, 2685 Henderson Drive, Jacksonville, NC 28546. A Celebration of life services will follow at 2:00 pm. in the funeral home chapel with Pastors Bill Gay Jr., Mike Jarman and Nelson Padgett officiating. Burial will follow at Onslow Memorial Park, 3280 Richlands Hwy, Jacksonville, NC 28540.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Baltezegar, Andy Coleman, Nick Favriti, Jededrah Larabec, Ethan Mullins and Floyd Parker. Honorary pallbearers will be Bill Cowell, Stanley Crews, Jimmy Kendrick, Irvin Waller and Bradley Willaford.

Memorials may be made to Bethany Baptist Church Nine Mile, 1077 Nine Mile Road, Richlands, NC 28574.

Johnson Funeral Home Jacksonville is serving the Cowell family.


22 Oct


01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Johnson Funeral Home - Jacksonville 2685 Henderson Drive Jacksonville, NC 28546 Get Directions »
22 Oct

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02:00 PM - 02:45 PM

Johnson Funeral Home - Jacksonville 2685 Henderson Drive Jacksonville, NC 28546 Get Directions »
22 Oct


03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

Onslow Memorial Park 3280 Richlands Hwy Jacksonville, NC 28540 Get Directions »
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  • 10/25/2022

    I am deeply sorry for your loss of Ms. Grace. I'd like to share a promise of hope from the Bible found at Acts 24:15 where it says "There is going to be a resurrection.". I hope this little thought gives you (all) at least a little comfort. You can find out more by visiting Stay Safe!!

  • 10/17/2022

    all of you are in our thoughts , prayers. Paul & Lynn Eimer

  • 10/17/2022

    I was sad to hear of Grace passing last time i seen hear was at the family reunion and you could tell she was going down hill.ALL of you are in our prayers we know what you are going through and we are sorry,GOD be with you all

  • 10/16/2022

    Sally, Dallas, and family, May God comfort and strengthen you as you remember sweet times together with your mother. She was so filled with the joy of Jesus--such a bright light for Him despite the challenges of her life that her face glowed when she spoke of Him, which was often.

  • 10/16/2022

    Dallas and Sally and family. Sorry to see your mother has died. God bless you all as you gather to celebrate and grieve. I remember her with much fondness. Paula


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