Deaconess Annette Patricia Cowell, 54, went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Annette was born February 26, 1965 in Cheverly, Maryland. Annette was previously employed with the US Government prior to joining the Marine Corps. She also was a Teacher’s Assistant. Annette was educated in Prince George County School System. She ran track, was on the drill team and played basketball in high school. She furthered her education by graduating with a Medical Assistant Diploma.
Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband Sergeant Major Edward Burnell Cowell, USMC (Ret.); children, LaTrece, Christopher and Zion Cowell; parents, Deaconess Sarah and Minister Billy Akins; brothers Lester S. Suydan (Marla) and Ricky C. Suydan (Gretchen); nieces and nephews Ariel, Jalan, Ivory Garrett, Noah and Giselle and a host of loving extended family members and friends.
A viewing and wake service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 from 6PM to 8PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Drive in Virginia Beach. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, October 12, 2019 at 11 AM at First Baptist Church Campostella, 1510 Conoga Street in Norfolk. Interment will be held in Roosevelt Memorial Park, 1101 Campostella Road in Chesapeake immediately after the Celebration of Life.
Annette was a loving wife to her husband Eddie, mother to her children, Trece, Chris and Zion the Lion, all of whom she adored and protected fiercely. She was a proud Marine and dear friend to all. She will forever be missed. We love you Nana. Condolences may be left for Annette’s family below.
Date: Friday, October 11, 2019
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Date: Saturday, October 12, 2019
Time: 11:00 am
Celebration of Life
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