OBITUARY

Eddie Charles Lowery

October 11, 1933June 10, 2018
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Passed away peacefully at age 84, to be reunited with his wife, Savanna Ruth Lowery.

He was a native Washingtonian born on October 11, 1933 to the late George and Mamie Lowery. He was preceded in death by his brothers, George Lowery, Jr. and James Edward Lowery. He met his lovely wife while stationed at Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina. Through this union was born two sons, Russell and Bryan and a daughter, Cheryl.

He was a Protestant and baptized at an early age in Washington, DC, attended Protestant services on military bases and had a love for old spirituals. Eddie was educated in DC Public Schools and the US Air Force. He served in the Air Force for 23 years where he received many honors and awards for outstanding service. His military assignments took him many places in the US and abroad. He was stationed in New York, Virginia, New Mexico, Florida, Wyoming, Alaska, Kwajolene Islands, Greenland, Hawaii, California, England and North Dakota. He and his family experienced rich cultural experiences, enduring friendships and wonderful memories during these travels.

After retiring from the military, he worked for 12 years in the Federal Government in the US Department of Labor as a Reports Program Management Officer. Following his retirement from the US Department of Labor, he became a successful real estate entrepreneur. He was a Prince Hall Mason, where he served as Worshipful Master in the Harmony Lodge #125 at Bentwaters, Air Force Base in England, and Master Mason in the Acacia Lodge #12 in Minot, Air Force Base in North Dakota, where he participated in many community activities and charities. He was best known for his incredible wit and sense of humor. He possessed the art of storytelling and entertained his family and friends with his “tall tales” and jokes told with perfect comedic timing. Every holiday meal he blessed the table with “Good bread good meat, good Lord, let’s eat!”

He was a proud Washingtonian, and a historian of his hometown with a razor sharp memory of events. He was also a world history, Black history, current events and family genealogy buff. He enjoyed gardening, woodcarving, music, backyard cook-outs and socializing with neighbors, family and friends.

He leaves to cherish his precious memory, three children, Russell, Bryan and Cheryl; a grandson, Bryan, Jr.; a niece, Lisa Rogers; three sisters; Sylvia (Robert) Green, Elaine (Jimmy) Grant and Daisy Nelson; two brothers; Lawrence (Angie) Lowery and Jerome (Michelle) Lowery; and a host of treasured relatives and friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be held on Saturday, June 23 at Fort Lincoln Funeral Home, 3401 Bladensburg Road, Brentwood, MD 20722 with a viewing from 12:30 p.m. until time of service 1:30 p.m. Interment Fort Lincoln Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 23, 2018
  • Committal Saturday, June 23, 2018
REMEMBERING

Eddie Charles Lowery

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Fort Lincoln Funeral Home Staff

June 19, 2018

The Staff of Fort Lincoln Funeral Home wishes to express to you, your family and friends, our sincere and deepest condolences on the loss of your loved one. Please know those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one's gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart, for as long as there is memory, they'll live on in the heart. (Mary Ramish)

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