Helen Reynolds Lowry was born on August 7, 1923 in Florence, Alabama to James Otis and Irene Bailey Reynolds. As a youngster she attended schools in Florence and was a member of Rock Primitive Baptist Church along with her family. When Helen was three years old, her Mother passed away and she and some of her siblings went to live with their oldest sister and her husband, Eula and Calloway Cole. Eula was a strong Mother figure for Helen and she was forever grateful for the guidance and love she received.
At the age of 19, Helen moved to Hamilton, Ohio to be with her Father. It was here that she met James Joshua Lowry and the two were married on September 11, 1943. In 1954 Helen became a member of Mt. Zion Temple Church, were she was baptized according to Acts 2:38; in the Jesus Name and received the gift of the Holy Ghost. Helen was a devoted and faithful member of Mt. Zion Temple until her health would no longer allow.
Helen was an Encourager and Prayer Warrior. You could call or go to her at any time in confidence and she would stop what she was doing and help you pray through. You would often find her at the altar praying for her children, family and friends.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband James Lowry, parents James and Irene Reynolds, brother-in-Law and sister Calloway and Eula Cole, brothers Johnny Coffey and Fred Reynolds, sisters Lizzy Reynolds and Elizabeth Vaughn, sister-in-laws Selma Collins, Vera Bailey, Willetta Halsell, Cordelia Crim, Ella-Mae Reese, brother-in-law's Charles Cunningham, Ferdinand Butler, Ernest Butler, Melvin Butler, Thomas Butler, son's James (Lula Mae) Butler and Gilford (Karen) Lowry, daughter Helen (Frederick) Davis, great-grandson Walter Jackson and Great-granddaughters Zoe Frazier and Damayah Young.
She leaves to cherish her memory her children; James (Ada) Cole, Parthina (Russell) Davis, Brenda Frazier, Fred (Vicki) Lowry, Ernest (Nancy) Lowry, Orvetta (Robert) Brantley; loving and devoted sister Lillie Cunningham; special nephew Hence (Geraldine) Cole; 30 grandchildren, 66 great-grandchildren, 48 great-great-grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, family members, friends and the caring nursing staff of Berkeley Square Independent Retirement Community.