1 Thessalonians 4:13 " But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope."
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Mrs. Ann Pleasant Caldwell Cowan, daughter of the late Alfred Waddell Caldwell and Bolivia Burton Caldwell, was born in Iredell County on March 18, 1936. She entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N. C. following an extended illness.
She was a graduate of Dunbar High School in Mooresville and was a member ofJones Chapel Baptist Church in Mooresville where she was a Deaconess, Missionary and sang with the Chancelor Choir. Following the founding of New Life Missionary Baptist Church, she moved her membership and served faithfully in numerous capacities including Deaconess, the Gospel and Senior Choirs, and was also a Missionary. She often attended Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, with her husband, where she sang with the Cathedral Choir. On the local level, she was a member of the Iredell County Missionary Union, served as Youth Director for the Mountain and Catawba Baptist Association, served as President of the NC State Convention as a Youth Director.
She had a love for her family and friends, caring for her children, grandchildren and anyone who needed help. She lived out her favorite scripture: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
She was united in marriage to LeGrant Cowan, who preceded her in death in 2003.
She leaves to celebrate and remember the blessing of her life, her children, Rev. Ivan K. (Darlene) Cowan of Troutman, Jency Cowan Saunders of Charlotte, Millard Rydell (Nita) Cowan and Aundria Cowan (Kalani) Polite, both of Troutman, Laquan Rashawn (Yana) Hudson-Cowan of Troutman and Nadyriah Monae Hudson-Cowan of Troutman; one brother, Clinton (Faye) Caldwell of Mooresville, Ruth Caldwell Kerns and Eva Caldwell (Earl) Cornelus, both of Mooresville; her in-laws, Haldren Davidson Pryor of Charlotte, Joe (Hallie) Davidson and Janie Lou Davidson, both of Statesville, and Vanessa Davidson (Wayne) Heaggans of Cleveland; her grandchildren, Lamont (Pam), Raheed (Jennifer), Shalonda (Bernard), Jamar (Tabreka), Kevin (Emily), Rydell, Jr. (Emily), Nikki (James), Torey (Angela), Shamil, Kima, Jackson, Trey, Kalani, II, Bethany (Chris), Kirsten, Kandence, Karsen, Isiah and Oliva; her great grandchildren, Amaya, Christian, Yanna, Talila, Tristan, Jameus, TJ, Jacolbe, Makalah, Zoe, Savion, Makena, Macee, Ryder, Statler, Ellie, Delilah, Olivia, Jaiden and Kailyn, her great great grandchild Colton; a host of nieces and nephews including two she raised, Katika (Cory) Heaggans of Georgia and Nanette (Eugene) Johnson of Mooresville; cousins, other relatives, the New Life Church Family and friends.
Celebration of Life Services will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2:00 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church in Troutman.
Reverend Donald Brown will officiate and Reverend Ivan Cowan, Pastor eulogizing. Mrs. Cowan will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church in Cleveland.
Visit the Book of Memories for Mrs. Cowan at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham is serving the Cowan family.
Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 Virus we, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. You can only enter the funeral with a funeral pass which has been given to the family.
General Viewing will be held at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and resuming again on Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. She will lie in state at 1:00 p.m. at the church in Troutman. Please continue your prayers and love for the family.