Jonnie M. Sowers

Jonnie M. Sowers, 76, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 22, 2022, in Newport News, VA. She was a native of North Carolina and has been a resident of Virginia for 42 years.

Jonnie is preceded in death by her father, Johnny Marshall; mother, Obeila Marshall; and her sister, Linda Clark.

She is survived by her ex-husband, Jerry Sowers; Sons, Nathan Sowers, and Philip Sowers; sister, Jean Weatherman; grandchildren, Ana Sowers, Gabriel Sowers, Liam Sowers, Silas Sowers, one on the way; and Daughters-in-Love, Alison Milne, and Dana Sowers.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, December 31, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 2510 North Armistead Ave, Hampton, VA 23666. The memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. following the visitation.

Any floral arrangements may be sent directly to the church.


  1. Sheri Newcomb

    Nathan, Philip, and Family, I am very sorry for your loss. I met your mother through the church (First Baptist) and our Bible study groups. Even during adversities, your mother always had a smile and kind words. It was a pleasure knowing her and she will be missed. You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

  2. Donna Myers

    My prayers and love are with you during this time. Jonnie was a true friend, and I will miss her. Cherish the memories 🙏🏻 🙏🏻🙏🏻

  3. Shelby Long

    Praying for your family. Jonnie Elizabeth and I were neighbors in Greensboro and we attended Jessup Grove Baptist Church together for many year. Good times, lots of fun and laughter in those days. I know she is with Jesus and Pap and Obelia and is at peace.

  4. Jenny Harvey

    Jonnie was a jewel, a great friend, loving mother & grandmother who will be missed greatly! It was my pleasure to work with her @ Hallmark and gain a wonderful friendship that I will always treasure ♥️ Please know that all of you are in my thoughts and prayers!

  5. Betty Elofson

    Jonnie was a pleasure to know. So uncomplaining…a true believer. And, she loved to read! I knew her in the First Baptist Church Library

  6. John and Terri Sweeney

    Our deepest sympathy Nathan and Philip on the death of your Mom. God give u all peace and comfort. Rest in peaceJonnie

  7. Annette Stack

    We are so saddened to hear about the loss of your wonderful Mom, Nathan and Philip. May your memories bring a smile to your faces and comfort to your hearts during this very difficult time. You are in our prayers.

  8. Michele Lasher(Shinault)

    So sorry to hear of the passing of Jonnie. She was a wondeful lady. We got to know each other well between chuch and working together at hallmark and also with kirsten and Ana being close in age and friends at church. She was so very kind hearted and loving to myself and kirsten especially after my own mother passed away. Philip and Nathan yall are in my prayers during this time.

  9. Marty and Linda Plante

    We’re sending our sympathy to the Sowers family for your loss. May you find comfort in knowing one day you’ll see her again.

  10. Bobby and Julia Autry

    Jerry, Nathan, Phillip and loved ones: we are praying for God’s Grace and Blessings upon you all during this time of sorry!

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