Ann Cowan

Ann Pleasant Cowan

Wednesday, March 18th, 1936 - Wednesday, March 18th, 2020
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1 Thessalonians 4:13 " But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope."

Mrs. Ann Pleasant Caldwell Cowan, daughter of the late Alfred Waddell Caldwell and Bolivia Burton Caldwell, was born in Iredell County on March 18, 1936. She entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, at the Gordon Hospice House in Statesville, N. C. following an extended illness.

She was a graduate of Dunbar High School in Mooresville and was a member ofJones Chapel Baptist Church in Mooresville where she was a Deaconess, Missionary and sang with the Chancelor Choir. Following the founding of New Life Missionary Baptist Church, she moved her membership and served faithfully in numerous capacities including Deaconess, the Gospel and Senior Choirs, and was also a Missionary. She often attended Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, with her husband, where she sang with the Cathedral Choir. On the local level, she was a member of the Iredell County Missionary Union, served as Youth Director for the Mountain and Catawba Baptist Association, served as President of the NC State Convention as a Youth Director.

She had a love for her family and friends, caring for her children, grandchildren and anyone who needed help. She lived out her favorite scripture: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

She was united in marriage to LeGrant Cowan, who preceded her in death in 2003.

She leaves to celebrate and remember the blessing of her life, her children, Rev. Ivan K. (Darlene) Cowan of Troutman, Jency Cowan Saunders of Charlotte, Millard Rydell (Nita) Cowan and Aundria Cowan (Kalani) Polite, both of Troutman, Laquan Rashawn (Yana) Hudson-Cowan of Troutman and Nadyriah Monae Hudson-Cowan of Troutman; one brother, Clinton (Faye) Caldwell of Mooresville, Ruth Caldwell Kerns and Eva Caldwell (Earl) Cornelus, both of Mooresville; her in-laws, Haldren Davidson Pryor of Charlotte, Joe (Hallie) Davidson and Janie Lou Davidson, both of Statesville, and Vanessa Davidson (Wayne) Heaggans of Cleveland; her grandchildren, Lamont (Pam), Raheed (Jennifer), Shalonda (Bernard), Jamar (Tabreka), Kevin (Emily), Rydell, Jr. (Emily), Nikki (James), Torey (Angela), Shamil, Kima, Jackson, Trey, Kalani, II, Bethany (Chris), Kirsten, Kandence, Karsen, Isiah and Oliva; her great grandchildren, Amaya, Christian, Yanna, Talila, Tristan, Jameus, TJ, Jacolbe, Makalah, Zoe, Savion, Makena, Macee, Ryder, Statler, Ellie, Delilah, Olivia, Jaiden and Kailyn, her great great grandchild Colton; a host of nieces and nephews including two she raised, Katika (Cory) Heaggans of Georgia and Nanette (Eugene) Johnson of Mooresville; cousins, other relatives, the New Life Church Family and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2:00 p.m. at New Life Baptist Church in Troutman.

Reverend Donald Brown will officiate and Reverend Ivan Cowan, Pastor eulogizing. Mrs. Cowan will remain at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home until taken to the church to lie in state at 1:00 p.m. Burial will follow in the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church in Cleveland.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mrs. Cowan at Rutledge and Bigham is serving the Cowan family.

Unfortunately, with the COVID-19 Virus we, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. You can only enter the funeral with a funeral pass which has been given to the family.

General Viewing will be held at the funeral home from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and resuming again on Sunday morning from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. She will lie in state at 1:00 p.m. at the church in Troutman. Please continue your prayers and love for the family.
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    Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 |
    Sunday, March 22nd, 2020
    Mt Tabor Presbyterian Church
    Mt Tabor Church Road
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Posted at 06:44pm
To the Cowan Family. May your mother find the eternal peace she so richly deserves. - DVM from NYC
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Posted at 09:31pm

Proverbs 31:10-31 King James Version (KJV)
10 Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.

11 The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so that he shall have no need of spoil.

12 She will do him good and not evil all the days of her life.

13 She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands.

14 She is like the merchants' ships; she bringeth her food from afar.

15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

16 She considereth a field, and buyeth it: with the fruit of her hands she planteth a vineyard.

17 She girdeth her loins with strength, and strengtheneth her arms.

18 She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle goeth not out by night.

19 She layeth her hands to the spindle, and her hands hold the distaff.

20 She stretcheth out her hand to the poor; yea, she reacheth forth her hands to the needy.

21 She is not afraid of the snow for her household: for all her household are clothed with scarlet.

22 She maketh herself coverings of tapestry; her clothing is silk and purple.

23 Her husband is known in the gates, when he sitteth among the elders of the land.

24 She maketh fine linen, and selleth it; and delivereth girdles unto the merchant.

25 Strength and honour are her clothing; and she shall rejoice in time to come.

26 She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

27 She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness.

28 Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

29 Many daughters have done virtuously, but thou excellest them all.

30 Favour is deceitful, and beauty is vain: but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.

31 Give her of the fruit of her hands; and let her own works praise her in the gates.
God Bless your family ! if there is anything I can do please let me know. you are in my prayers.
Brenda Joyner Tanner

james hamilton Posted at 11:06am

Have known Sister Ann for years and she was a wonderful person. You will be missed Our prayers are with the family and friends Our love and prayers go out to the family Overseer James and Evelyn Hamilton

Gloria Long

Posted at 08:46pm
Our deepest heartfelt Sympathies go out to the Cowan & New Life Families with the passing of their Beloved Mother Ann. We loved you, but God loved you Best. RIH
Gloria M. Long & James Morrison

Gail White

Posted at 01:51pm
Deepest Sympathy To The Family,
Ms. Ann, was truly a loving, kindhearted, and amazing lady of faith. She's on a wondrous journey to reap her just rewards. The joy that she brought to family, friends, and all that knew her will live on in her memory.
Wishing you strength and comfort during this heartfelt time.
Gail White

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