CONWAY — Sonja Darnell Rowe, 78, of US 158, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Mrs. Rowe was born on Nov. 6, 1942, in Northampton County, to Willie Forest Davis and Winnie Pope Davis. Darnell graduated from Conway High School and was a member of Galatia Baptist Church. She married the love of her life, Billy, and to this marriage was born three sons. Darnell devoted her life to taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren, which were the apples of her eyes. She loved to cook, crochet, tend the garden, flowers, and was well known for her green thumb. She enjoyed cane pole fishing and was an avid Duke basketball fan and Atlanta Braves baseball fan. She enjoyed telling the grandchildren about the winning streak the Conway High School had in basketball when she was a player there. Darnell leaves behind many memories to cherish and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Along with her parents, Darnell was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Ann Winborne; and a brother, Billy Davis.

Darnell is survived by her loving husband, Billy; three sons, Darrell Rowe and wife, Donna, of Conway, Forrest Rowe of Conway, and Pat Rowe and wife Mary, of Conway; two granddaughters, Amanda Ross and husband, Wesley, of Pendleton and Kristen Rowe of Greenville; three grandsons, Matthew Rowe of Greenville, Nathan Rowe of Conway and Ryan Rowe of Conway; a great-grandson, Brantley Ross of Pendleton; a sister, Jean Watson of Conway; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 23 at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service in Rich Square, which is handling the arrangements. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guests are asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing when they attend the visitation, along with speaking to the family and moving along so everyone has the opportunity to speak to the family.A celebration of life graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24 at Conway Cemetery in Conway, with the Rev. Willie McLawhorn officiating.

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