Alene B. Cowart
Born on Feb. 3, 1931
ALENE B. COWART
SHELBY, N.C. - Alene B. Cowart entered her enternal rest on Monday, October 21, 2013 at 8:45 pm. Alene was born in Perdido, Alabama on February 3, 1931 to the late William Napoleon and Lena Pearl Bouler. In 1949 she graduated from Atmore High School in Atmore, Ala. She shortly thereafter married Marcus Wright from Bratt, Fla and became a devoted wife and mother to their three children Gary Eugene, Linda Alene and Jerry Eugene. The marriage ended in the late 1950s. While working as a US Government Civil Service typist, Alene met and married Cornelius Lorenzo Cowart of Mobile. Ala. On May 13, 1960 and they had one son, George Edward Cowart. God called George home to heaven on March 30, 1962.
Alene especially enjoyed cooking and sharing the food she prepared, playing pinochle, reading her Bible (having worn out the covers on at least four of them), singing in the choir, teaching Sunday School and Small Group Bible studies. She also enjoyed sewing, catering and providing dinner to several families at once. She worked in soup kitchens and church kitchens. She was a mentor to numerous young females, helping them to find self-esteem and purpose for life within God's will. She dearly enjoyed sharing the love of Jesus to others around her.
Alene is survived by two sons, Gary Wright (Robin) of Falcon Heights, MN and Jerry Wright (Bonnie) of Boiling Springs, NC; son-in-law Larry Dunn of Victoria; two grandsons, Justin Wright of Seattle, WA and Joshua Dunn of Victoria, TX; and three granddaughters, Heather Wright of Boiling Springs, NC, Nicole Hamrick (Adam) of Shelby, NC and Joanna Swanson (Paul) of Austin, In addition to her parents, Alene was preceded in death by her son, George Cowart; daughter, Linda Dunn and brother Claude Bouler.
The family will receive friends during a visitation from 2-3 pm on Saturday, October 26, 2013 at Grace Funeral Home in Victoria. Burial will follow immediately at Memory Gardens Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband of 50 years. Pallbearers are Larry Dunn, Joshua Dunn, Paul Swanson, David Tewes, Gary Wright and Jerry Wright.
A Memorial service celebrating her life will be held at Parkway Church, Victoria, Tx. at 6 pm on Friday, October 25, 2013.
In lieu of flowers, monetary memorials may be made in Alene's memory to Limestone College, http://www.limestone.edu/capital-campaign . Linda Dunn Medical Laboratory Technology Scholarship, Victoria College or to a charity of the donor's choice.
Grace Funeral Home, Victoria, Tx. in charge of arrangements.