Obituary:Jimmie Faye Kennedy Fowler

Jimmie Faye Kennedy Fowler
June 15, 1929 – June 17, 2022

Jimmie Faye Kennedy Fowler of Ruston, Louisiana passed away peacefully on Friday June 17, 2022. She had just celebrated her 93rd birthday. A memorial service will be held at First Baptist Church of Ruston on Sunday, June 26 at 2:00 pm, with visitation held at 1:30 pm, both in the worship center. 

Jimmie was born in Konawa, Oklahoma, and grew up in Little Rock, Arkansas. She met her husband William (Bill) Fowler in Ruston and they married and moved to Silver Springs, Maryland for his job with the government. Jimmie held a master’s degree in education from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor. She had a full career teaching elementary school in Montgomery County, Maryland, until she retired. After retirement they moved back to Ruston, Louisiana to be close to family.

Jimmie was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Faith and family were very important to her and she was excellent at showing her love to family and friends. She was married to Bill Fowler, the love of her life, until his death in 2014, and they had one son: James Earl Fowler. Jimmie had three grandchildren: Christopher, Joshua, and Tyler Fowler, who gave her great joy. She was very active in her church in the various places she lived. Her favorite Bible verse was Proverbs 3:5-6: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways, acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.”

Jimmie was preceded in death by her husband, Bill; her son, Jim; her parents, James and Flora Kennedy; her sister and brother-in-law, Colleen and Gordon Mitchell; and her nephew, Jay Mitchell.

She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Sally Fowler; her grandsons, Christopher Fowler, Joshua Fowler, and Tyler Fowler; her nieces and nephews, Tina and Jeff Smith, Don and Gina Mitchell, Liz and Ivin Hood, Marilyn and Cliff Sheaffer, Don Beasley, David Fowler, and numerous other family members. She will be missed by all. 

The family is very grateful to the staff of Premier Hospice, the therapists and nurses, and the caregivers who loved Jimmie and cared well for her the last few years, including Lula Dean, Patricia Ellis, Vastasia Ellis, Sylvia Palmo, Frankie Hamilton, DeCandace Hudson, Paula Peterson, and Mearlean Jackson. 

Donations can be made in her memory to First Baptist Church of Ruston, 200 South Trenton Street, Ruston, LA 71270.