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Obituary for Theresa M. Rowlen

Theresa M. Rowlen, 65, passed away surrounded by family Friday, September 29, 2023 in Southaven, Mississippi. Services to celebrate her life will be held at a later date.

Theresa was born on June 16th of 1958 to Merle and Ruby Ballard in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. She soon married her husband of 47 years, Willard, and later shared two children together. She is remembered by her family for being a loving wife, caring mother, and passionate grandmother. Theresa loved tending to her garden, working in her flower beds, and spending time outdoors. She is described as a character for her fun personality and her ability to make those around her happy. Theresa’s favorite time of the year was Christmas. She loved to constantly stay on her boys about making sure the Christmas lights were up months before Christmas and would have her whole house decorated by November to prepare for her favorite Holiday. Theresa was a friend to all and would help in any way she could for those she loved. She was very generous and loved to spend time with all of her family. She will be missed by all those who loved and cherished her the most.

Theresa is survived by her husband, Willard Rowlen; her son, Kevin Rowlen; her granddaughter, Whitney Jones, and baby, Anthony; her sister, Cathy Bryant; and her sister-in-law, Betty Irvin.

She was preceded in death by her son, Willard Bud Rowlen; and sister, Jessie Hedirick.

Hernando Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Theresa M. Rowlen as they navigate through this season of loss.