Mamie Neva Risner Gowen
Mamie Neva Risner Gowen, also lovingly known as “Mie-Mie,” age 94, of Lawrenceburg, TN, passed away Monday, February 6, 2023.
She was of the Missionary Baptist faith and a member of Liberty Hill Baptist Church. She loved reading her Bible, serving her church and community, sewing, and investing love, life, and time with her children and grandchildren. She tried to follow and live her life with the life and love of Christ. “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10
She was preceded in death by her husband: Odis Elaw Gowen; sons: Ronnie Steveyn and Richard Blane; parents: Jasper Newt and Maggie Mae Risner; brothers: Dave Risner Sr., Roy Risner, J.B. Risner, Coy Risner; sisters: Rosie Ellen Risner, Little Willie Risner, Ethel Risner Rose, Alta Mae Risner Hickman, Ruby Risner Attkisson, Louise Risner Fincher, and Lacy Risner Davis.
She is survived by her daughter: Cheryl Gowen Sullivan (Elliott); grandchildren: Lezli-O’Neal Sullivan Lewis (Jeremy), Elliott H. Sullivan III (Tessa), Blane Steveyn Sullivan (Brooklyn); great-grandchildren: Isabelle Anne Lewis, Isaac Aaron Lewis, Ian Alexander Lewis, Zelphia Jade Sullivan; countless and beautiful nieces, nephews, and adopted family members.
Funeral services for Mamie Neva Risner Gowen were held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 11, 2023 at Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Chapel with Bro. Wayne Ashford and family officiating. Interment followed at Liberty Hill Cemetery. Pettus-Turnbo Funeral Home was in charge of all arrangements. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Liberty Hill Cemetery Fund. Condolences may be offered by way of: www.pettusturnbo.com.