Obit: Julia Rowzee

June 29, 1941 – January 20, 2021

Funeral services for Julia Elaine Stroud Rowzee will be held Saturday, January 30, 2021, at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Montgomery, LA, at 10:00am with Brother Arron McGuffee officiating. Visitation will be made available at the cemetery preceding burial services between 9:00am and 10:00am.

Julia Stroud Rowzee, 79, of Natchitoches, LA, passed peacefully Tuesday, January 20, 2021, in San Antonio, TX. A native of Winn Parish, LA, she was a proud military spouse and spent many years in Zaragoza, Spain and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina raising her daughters and supporting her husband Charles. Upon his retirement, they returned to Natchitoches, LA, where she worked at Exchange Bank, and they eventually opened a successful car dealership as well as becoming active members in the community. Upon retirement, she focused even more closely on her family, spending as much time as possible with her daughters, granddaughters, and great-grandchildren.

Julia is preceded in death by her husband whom she loved dearly, Charles E. Rowzee; father Elbert Stroud and mother Ila Mae Stroud Adams; and siblings Martha Stroud McCaskill, John Elbert Stroud, and Donald Stroud.

Those left to cherish her memory include her two daughters, Cynthia Abraham of San Antonio, TX, and Sherrie Sharp of Huntsville, AL; sons-in-law Mark Sharp and David Abraham; four granddaughters, Stephanie Castaneda, Jessica Hudson and Katherine and Sarah Sharp; three great grandchildren, Zoe Hudson, and Mason and Olivia Castaneda; and her youngest brother, Michael Stroud.

Pallbearers are Mark Sharp, David Abraham, Aaron Castaneda, Dakota Hudson, and Jeh Horton.

Honorary pallbearers are Michael Stroud and Mason Castaneda.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking that donations be made to CASA of Central Louisiana (Court Appointed Child Advocates of Central Louisiana). Julia had the greatest love for her granddaughters and great grandchildren. She was always an advocate for family and children, extending her generous heart and positively influencing the lives of those who knew her.

Mt. Zion Cemetery
16240 State Highway 34
Atlanta, LA 71404

7 thoughts on “Obit: Julia Rowzee

  1. Julia, was nothing short of a genuinely kind, welcoming and loving human being. She made me feel so welcomed and loved just from my first time meeting her. I’ll never forget her kindness and gentle nature. A wonderful lady, who will be greatly missed!!
    My deepest sympathy for her entire family!!


  2. I spent a great deal of my childhood at the Rowzee’s home. Mrs Julia was always so kind and I know her daughters will miss her greatly. My love to the family! May you all find peace and comfort in these hard times!

  3. The Rowzee’s was supporters of The Real Views Newspaper! I will always be grateful for their friendship! My sincere condolences to the family! They were wonderful people!


  5. Julia was a loyal and trusted employee at Exchange Bank who made many friends. Always able to depend on Julia no matter what the task. Good memories.

  6. Julia had the sweetest heart and was a friend to everyone that knew her. My deepest sympathy to her family.

  7. A sweet lady who will be missed by many here in Natchitoches. To the family, I am so very sorry for your loss.

    We saw online that Ms Julia was selling a large chest, made of cypress and we were interested in it. She told us the story behind the chest, and it was very interesting. The cypress came from a pit near Angola, where prehistoric skeletal remains were found years ago. Cypress trees were pulled from this same pit, and inmates cleaned the trees and dried them. A beautiful chest, about 7’tall was made for Ms. Julia. It was a piece she really was attached to and I think hated to sell, but she was moving and needed to downsize. I promised her that we would take care of it and cherish it as much as she had. And we will keep that promise to her. RIP dear lady, you were loved by many.

Comments are closed.