Mary Rozelle (Sowder) Edwards

November 11, 1928May 29, 2019

Mary Rozelle (Sowder) Edwards, 90 of Sundown, went to be with her Lord Jesus Christ on May 29, 2019, in Levlland, TX. Visitation will be held on Friday, May 31, 2019, from 6pm to 8pm at Resthaven Funeral Home in Lubbock, TX. Funeral services will be at 2pm on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at the First Baptist Church of Sundown, TX, with Sam Sowder and Randy Winfrey officiating. Interment will follow at the Sundown Cemetery. Services are under the compassionate care of George Price Funeral Home. Mary was born in Idalou, TX, on November 11, 1928, to Robert Eston Sowder and Alice Marie (Stapp) Sowder. She was a faithful member of Sundown Baptist Church for 57 years. Mary is preceded in death by her beloved husband of 64 years, Luther Edwards, mother and father, Robert and Alice and a sister, Patsy Ann Dupler.

Those left to cherish her memory are five children, Linda Elliott, Judy Hulse, Jo Ann Jackson, Robert Edwards and Sharon Farmer. She also leaves behind nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, two great-great grandchildren, a sister Peggy Jo Dupler, a brother Sam Sowder as well as many nieces, nephews and friends. She was loving and loved by all. Online condolences may be made at


  • Robert Bradshaw
  • Brent Hulse
  • Eric Farmer
  • Clay Edwards
  • Wes Jensen
  • Clint Lewis


  • Visitation Friday, May 31, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 1, 2019


Mary Rozelle (Sowder) Edwards

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Patty Alaman

May 31, 2019

I love this dear lady. She was Auntie to us from the day Wayne and I moved to Sundown. She made us a part of her family. Her laugh and outlook on life will be missed. Rozelle and Tina were so much like my own mom and their love for the Lord was so memorable.

Janet Farmer

May 30, 2019

Eric's grandma was one of the kindest, loving, honest and caring woman I had the pleasure of knowing and loving. The first time I ever met her she gave me a big hug and said, "welcome honey child". She always went out of her way to cook/bake something special for us when we came to visit!!
One visit she put me in my place and it's something I have never forgotten. One of the kids had asked a question and I said it was silly. Grandma looked at me and said, " A child never asks a silly question". Grandma was wise and made sure that I always took time to listen to our kids!! Thank you for loving us and always remembering to call us on our birthdays. You will be greatly missed. Love you always grandma.
Love Janet

Eric Farmer

May 30, 2019

There was a time when I was little when my cousins Katherine and Cody were across the street at the park. While we were at the park, it started raining and we decided to stay out and play not only in the rain but also in the mud. Grandma called us in and she got the fly swatter after us!
She always gave me a whooping for every tattoo that I came back with.
If she knew I was coming to visit, she would ask me if I wanted a chocolate pie. She always loved me and my family and accepted them into her house and life. She will be missed. Love you Grandma!