Helen Marie (Ball) Rowe

helen rowe

May 26, 1939 ~ February 18, 2024

Born in: Philadelphia, PA
Resided in: Lawrenceville, GA

Helen Marie (Ball) Rowe, a much-loved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend, passed into the kingdom of God on Sunday, February 18, 2024. She was 84 years old.

Survivors include her children Andrew (Pam) Rowe, Athens, GA; Maureen (Phillip) Deal, Largo, FL; Bob (Kim) Rowe, Conyers, GA; grandchildren Alex Rowe (Shruti Sharma), Indian Land, SC; Natalie Rowe (Ericca), Statham, GA; Kelli Rowe, Conyers, GA; Zachary Deal, Largo, FL; and great-grandchildren Aidan Rowe and Arjun Rowe, Indian Land, SC; and Elliott Hicks, Conyers, GA. She is preceded in death by her loving husband, John Andrew Rowe; parents, Joseph and Helen (McGlynn) Ball; her brothers Joseph Ball and John Ball; and grandson Stephen Ryan Rowe.

A native of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Helen met the love of her life, John, in April 1959 and they were married that December. Helen and John lived in a variety of locations throughout their devoted 62-year marriage, including Oak Valley and Woodbury Heights, New Jersey; Cairo, Georgia; Bear, Delaware; Woodstock and Lawrenceville, Georgia.

Helen was a devoted Catholic, serving as lay minister and volunteering for various committees at each parish she was a member. Helen worked as a lab technician for several years at the local hospital in Cairo, Georgia. Socially, Helen was also very active in her Red Hats chapter and several Bridge groups in Woodstock, Georgia. Helen enjoyed the beauty of flowers as an avid gardener, and was a creative sewer, knitter, crocheter and cross stitcher. She quite enjoyed playing card games with family and friends in addition to computer and console games, especially Nintendo, with her grandchildren. Later in life, Helen enjoyed cruising with her husband, family and friends throughout the Caribbean, Central America, north-eastern United States and Alaska.

The family welcomes you to a visitation on Thursday, February 29, 2024, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Wages and Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Highway Lawrenceville, GA 30046.

A Funeral Mass will be celebrated Friday, March 1, 2024, at 11 a.m. at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Lawrenceville, GA.

Interment with her dearest husband will be at Georgia National Cemetery, Canton, GA at a later date.


Visitation: February 29, 2024 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Mass: March 1, 2024 11:00 am

St Lawrence Catholic Church
319 Grayson Hwy
Lawrenceville, GA 30046



Georgia National Cemetery

Canton, GA

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  1. I met Mrs Rowe when I went home with Maureen one weekend in college. Helen was being honored as Mother of the Year by her church that Sunday. The longer I’ve known her and her family, I’ve seen how well deserved that honor was 40 years ago. Love to you all!

  2. CandleImageI only met Mrs Rowe a few times but have been friends with Maureen and Phil for almost 40 years and have heard so many stories that I know how very special she was.

    I am praying for peace for the family and that your loving memories of your mother (and grandmother) will bring you comfort in the coming months. I am sure it brings you some relief to know that your parents have been reunited.

  3. CandleImageMaureen and the Rowe family, we are praying for complete peace for your family. Phil & Maureen I know you had many extended visits and cruises in Florida with your mom. Cherish all those memories. Spencer & Doris

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