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Mary Lou Rowland, 75, of Muskogee, Oklahoma passed away Saturday, April 15, 2017. She was born April 15, 1942 to Ed William Sallee and Joy Elizabeth (Smith) Sallee in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Mary graduated from Muskogee Centeral High School with the class of 1962.
She married the love of her life, Melvin Lee Rowland, on December 23, 1977 in Muskogee, Oklahoma. They shared many years of life and marriage together.
Mary was a member of Timothy Baptist Church. She enjoyed going to Falls Creek Church Camp with her children. She loved her family very much and loved taking care of them. Mary loved to collect pictures of her family and traveling to California to visit her aunts and other family members. She will be missed by everyone who knew and loved her.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Joy Sallee; brother, Kenneth Rowland; husband, Melvin Lee Rowland; and daughter, Mary Joyce Carrier.
She is survived by her son, Edward Lee Rowland and wife Mary Louis Lammers of Fort Gibson, OK; daughter, Jacquita Ann (Rowland) Schecter and husband Michael of Alpharetta, GA; grandson, Wyatt Arthur Rowland of Fort Gibson, OK; granddaughter, Torie Mae Lammers of Fort Gibson, OK; great granddaughter, Alice Marie Rowland of Fort Gibson, OK; grandson, Elijah Schecter of Alpharetta, GA; and many other family members and friends.
No services planned at this time.
Cremation services were provided Cornerstone Funeral Home, 1830 North York Street, Muskogee. Condolences may be made to the family online at www.cornerstoneofmuskogee.
Published on April 21, 2017
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