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Obituary - September 27, 2017
Sep 27, 2017, 14:25

Betty C. Rowland, 87, of Chesterfield, departed this life on Monday, September 25, 2017. She was preceded in death by her husband Harold E. Rowland Sr.; her daughter Sandra Rowland Loker; her parents Anne and Muncie Cox; a brother Russell J. Cox; her sisters Dorothy C. Tyrcha and Virginia C. Grammer. She is survived by her sons, G. Michael Rowland of Chesterfield, Harold E. Rowland Jr., and his wife Kathie of Disputanta; granddaughters Kelsey Rowland of Midlothian, Ryann Rowland of Disputanta, and Ashleigh Loker of Sidney Australia; one sister Gloria C. Robinson of Mechanicsville; as well as several cousins. Born in Jacksonville Florida, she spent her entire life after infancy in Central Virginia, first in Colonial Heights, then Hopewell and finally in Chesterfield. She graduated from St. Joseph’s Catholic High School in Petersburg. Before she married Betty worked in the Insurance Industry. She was active in her children’s schools as a room mother and a Scout Leader. Betty was a Republican Election Official in Hopewell for many years. A wonderful and caring mother and grandmother she will be dearly missed. As a Catholic Traditionalist she was devoted to the Latin Mass, and a faithful member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Chesterfield. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 29, 2017 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.. Followed by a Rosary Service at the J.T. Morriss & Son, Chester Chapel, a Latin Requiem Mass will be celebrated in her memory on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Following the Mass, a Luncheon will be served for family and friends in Fr. Adrian Hall at the church. Graveside burial service will take place at 3:00 p.m. at St. Joseph’s (Blandford) Catholic Cemetery in Petersburg. In lieu of flowers, please donate in Betty’s memory to St. Thomas Aquinas Seminary, 1208 Archbishop Lefebvre Ave Dillwyn, VA 23936-3480 or St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, 828 Buford Rd, N. Chesterfield, VA 23235. The family is being served by the Chester Chapel of J.T. Morriss & Son. Condolences may be registered at

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