Carole Biddy Cowart

April 5, 1940April 8, 2013
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COWART -- Mrs. Sue Carole Biddy Cowart, 73, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, April 8, 2013, after a brief illness. She was born on April 5, 1940 in Macon, Georgia, and grew up in Tifton, Georgia. She graduated from Georgia Southern University, with a degree in education, and did many things in her life. She taught high school English in Georgia and Florida, but the happiest career path was probably the years she owned The Heritage Gallery, a gift shop in Chattahoochee, Florida. She retired from the Florida Department of Education and was enjoying her golden years in Jacksonville surrounded by friends and family. She was known for her big brown eyes and dazzling smile, and had such a powerful influence on everyone she touched, from the students she taught through the years, to the friends she so faithfully served and loved, to her two granddaughters that were the joy of her life. She had a mischievous streak, a wicked sense of humor, and her laugh was contagious. She was a member of Jacksonville First Baptist Church and Terry Davidson's Sunday School class. She is preceded in death by her parents, Charlie and Madge Biddy. She will be remembered by her best friend and loving husband of 52 years, David Cowart; her daughter, Leisha Cowart; son and daughter-in-law Michael and Judi Cowart; and granddaughters Masey and Kendall Cowart, who knew her as their MeMe; and a brother, Joe Biddy. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM on Thursday, April 11 at Hardage-Giddens The Oaklawn Chapel 4801 San Jose Blvd., Jacksonville FL 32207 A Celebration of her life will be held at 11 AM on Friday, April 12 at First Baptist Church Jacksonville’s Hobson Auditorium 124 W Ashley St. Jacksonville FL. 32202 with Pastor John Blount officiating. Followed by committal ceremonies in Oaklawn Cemetery HARDAGE-GIDDENS, THE OAKLAWN CHAPEL, 4801 San Jose Blvd is serving the family.


  • Visitation Thursday, April 11, 2013
  • Funeral Service Friday, April 12, 2013

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April 22, 2013

David, Words cannot express our sorrow over Carole being gone from us. We loved her dearly, as we still do you. Even though our friendship was only six years, we were blessed to know you both. Carole was one in million, a life for all women to try to emulate.Our prayers are with you and your dear family.May the Lord comfort, as only He can Allan &Glenda Schoon Valparaiso Indiana

April 15, 2013

David & Family,

We will deeply miss Carole and her happy ways. To look upon her face when she was singing hymns in the W. Burnsville Baptist Church was like a glimpse of the joys to come in Heaven. We are thankful for the many good times we had together and now pray for you. RIP dear Carole.

Jana & Preston Cole

Frank & Christy Craig

April 14, 2013

Carole and David blessed our church in many ways during their time in Burnsville,NC.I especially enjoyed their beautiful praise-filled duets. They were also enthusiastic about VBS, so an added treat for us was getting to see Macy and Kendall each summer!

"The eternal God is your refuge,and underneath are the everlasting arms." Deut.33:27

Joy Stumph

April 12, 2013

I will always remember her as Mommer, the epitomy of a Southern Lady. Her smile and sweet spirit welcomed one her daughter's cohorts in crime into her home and heart. She will be greatly missed.

April 12, 2013

David ,Ken and I are so sad that Our wonderful friend and study partner in our small Sunday school group has passed.
But I have come to realize that when God takes that someone you love and your heart hurts that hurt is that that someone hugging your heart so tight that you will never forget them.

Love in Christ
Ken and Mary Badgett

Janine Branch

April 12, 2013

Mrs. Cowart touched so many of our lives in Chattahoochee. I remember when the family moved to Chattahoochee and you lived two doors down from us. So many memories of going up to the Heritage Gallery; I still have several things from there! May the Lord continue to comfort you all during this sad time. You will miss her greatly, but know that one day you will all be together again.

April 12, 2013

Dear David and Family,
We almost lack words to express our condolences at the passing of such a genuine and gracious Christian lady. We are grateful that Carole was a member of the search committee that brought us to Tifton's Northside Baptist Church. We made so many cherished and enduring friendships there. The Apostle Paul expressed our feelings better than we can when he said in II Thessalonians 2:16-17, "Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, who has loved us and has given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.”
In our Savior's love,
Dougals and Rena

April 11, 2013

David and Family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Carole was such a good friend in our growing up years. We had some crazy, great times together.

Love, Joyce Carr

April 11, 2013

We are so sorry for this great loss. As one of her NFC students, she was such a positive influence for me. She truly lived out her faith and will be greatly missed. Her students were blessed to have been a part of her life.
Kellie (Gray) Odom- NFC '86

Rick Drummond

April 11, 2013

RIP Sweet Lady ~ Carole and I met at the Heritage Gallery in Chattahoochee when I was a young boy. I knew instantly that she was going to be my friend. She complimented me REGULARLY regarding my artistic abilities and gave me a Priceless Gift that I hold tightly today. That GIFT is called SELF ESTEEM.

Thank You Carole for encouraging me to be ME and giving me the opportunity to be creative in a very small southern town in the 70's. You helped me find my YELLOW BRICK ROAD ~

And a Special Thank You to your Amazing Family who shared her Beauty with so many people.