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Jill Lowery

October 13, 1949November 21, 2020

Jill Pierce Lowery, a lifelong resident of McKenzie, AL, passed into eternal life on Saturday, November 21, 2020, after a long battle with metastatic breast cancer. She and her husband, Billy, have been a staple in the town of McKenzie for over 50 years. Together they owned and operated the local hardware store since 1974 after returning from military duty in Germany. Mrs. Jill had a love for people, an infectious smile and crystal blue eyes that lit up any room she entered. Together they raised two daughters, Billie Lynn and Jessica, and welcomed five grandchildren and two wonderful sons-in-law. Through their business, they were able to help so many in the community that were less fortunate and needed a helping hand to get started. It didn’t matter the project, they were there to help.

It would be wrong to say that Mrs. Jill lost her battle because not once did she ever stop fighting nor complained. No matter how sick she was, she was always determined and never missed a day’s work due to sickness until this past year. Through her, we saw what resilience and perseverance truly looked like. She loved her family, her flowers, and making timeless keepsakes such as blankets and cross-stitched pictures.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Alton and Ava Pierce, and two brothers, Alvin "Cleo" Pierce and Doug Pierce.

She is survived by her husband, Billy C. Lowery of McKenzie, daughter and son-in-law, Billie Lynn Lowery Douglas and Billy Douglas of Pleasant Home, AL, daughter and son-in-law, Jessica Lowery Jones and Matthew Jones of Snowdoun, AL; grandchildren, Brayton, Brenden, and Briley Douglas of Pleasant Home, AL, and Ty and Cole Jones of Snowdoun, AL; brother and sister-in-law, Manning and Val Pierce of Millbrook, AL, sister, Evelyn Sellers of Montgomery, AL, twin brother, Jack Pierce of Greenville, AL, sister and brother-in-law, Teresa and Steve Inabinet of Opelika, AL, sister-in-law, Sandra Pierce of Wilmer, AL, and sister-in-law, Liz Pierce of McKenzie, AL. Sister-in-law and brother-in-law Linda and Robert Kelley of Georgiana, AL, sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lester and Cindy Lowery of Georgiana, AL, and sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Ricky and Kay Godwin of Georgiana, AL. Jill was "Aunt Jill" to dozens of nieces and nephews, many of whom she taught to swim in her family pool.

Visitation will be held at Johnson’s Funeral Home in Georgiana on Monday, November 23, starting at 5:00 p.m. for the family and elderly and from 6:00 pm until 8:00 p.m. for all friends. Led by Pastor Randy Harvell, funeral services will be held at Brushy Creek Baptist Church on Tuesday, November 24. Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. with funeral services commencing at 2:00 p.m. A grave-side service will follow at Brushy Creek Baptist Church Cemetery located adjacent to the church at:

206 Brushy Creek Road

Greenville, AL 36037

Pallbearers will be: Nephews - Jay Pierce, Brick Pierce, Rocky Pierce, Tony Pierce, Josh Pierce, Jacob Pierce, J. Lee Pierce, Jeremy Lowery, and Justin Lowery

The family will receive flowers or memorials may be made in her honor to either:

Cancer Wellness Foundation of Central Alabama

Brushy Creek Baptist Church

Mrs. Jill loved the people of her community and for your safety we ask that you observe social distancing practices and wear a mask if possible when attending services in her honor.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jay Pierce
  • Brick Pierce
  • Rocky Pierce
  • Tony Pierce
  • Josh Pierce
  • Jacob Pierce
  • J. Lee Pierce
  • Jeremy Lowery
  • Justin Lowery

Services

  • Visitation

    Monday, November 23, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Memories

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Rita Wiggins Perez

November 23, 2020

I am so sad to hear of the loss of an Angel walking this earth. Jill and her husband was so good to our parents. Jill was such a sweet and thoughtful person with a smile that would light up a room. Jill and I were good friends going through school and she always wanted to see me when I would go back home. We have lost a loving soul but God has gained an Angel. We will see each other again Jill. My condolences to her entire family

Berry Family

November 23, 2020

Thought and prayers for the Lowery Family. Jill was a wonderful person. She always greeted you with a beautiful smile. Our mother the late Dollie M. Berry always thought a lot of her.

Michelle Hughes

November 23, 2020

Jill was a very sweet lady. Always friendly and caring! I’m blessed to have known her. She will be missed. Continued prayers for her friends and family!!!

Darrell Watson

November 23, 2020

One of the nicest , sweetest friend and classmate a person could have. I met Jill and twin brother Jack in the first grade. She was such a quiet and steady person , a person that I can not remember anyone ever having a big difference\problem with. When I would make it home for visits I would drop by her store and "catch up" on our local friends and classmates. I offer my condolences to her husband, family and to my friend Jack. I know she will be missed by you and the community. God's blessings to all her loved ones and friends there. Darrell Watson

Russell & syvila Stinson

November 23, 2020

You will be greatly missed

Debra Blackburn

November 23, 2020

She was such a very strong woman. We were very honored to have known her. Hugs and love for the family.

Kyle Holley

November 23, 2020

So sorry to hear this. Mrs. Jill was the sweetest kindness thoughtful person you could ever know. She will be missed.

Sheila McGuire (Wicker)

November 22, 2020

Jill thank you for a lifetime of memories and friendship. You had a heart full of love and kindness that you shared with everyone and I feel blessed to have been a part of it! You will always be remembered with love and laughter for all the good times we shared. Will see you in heaven!

Teresa Wiggins Hall

November 22, 2020

One of the "Sweetest" ladies ever! She will be so missed.

Christy Cruse

November 22, 2020

Aunt Jill,

A name and shoes no one will ever be able to fill. I look back on so many memories and you’re in them. I’m so thankful for our last conversation Wednesday. I will forever hold it and your love in my heart. God is still good and we are trusting him.

FROM THE FAMILY