Parkway Funeral Home & Parkway Memorial Cemetery

1161 Highland Colony Pkwy, Ridgeland, MS


Marie Culpepper Clower

July 5, 1922July 11, 2019

On July 11, 2019 Marie Clower our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother went to meet our Lord Jesus Christ.

Marie Culpepper Clower age 97, was born July 5, 1922 in New Hebron, MS. She passed away July 11,2019 at Grapevine Medical Lodge in Grapevine, Texas.

She was preceded in death by her husband Maurice E Clower Jr., Father Fulton Culpepper, Mother Bessie Culpepper , Brothers James Culpepper, Arthur Culpepper, and sisters Tina Mae Boynton, and Eula Sanford. She is survived by her only son John E Clower of Colleyville, Texas and wife Judy Clower, her grandson Jordan Clower and wife Amanda Clower, Melissa Gervig , Mark Gervig and 8 Great Grandchildren, Riley, Alyssa, Erik, Devon, Gavin, Jonah, Owen, and Zach.

She and her husband spent the first 20 years of their lives together traveling while Maurice was in the Marine Corps and settled in Jackson after his retirement in 1959.

Marie spent over 40 years attending Parkway Baptist Church in Jackson where she and her husband were very active. In addition she taught kindergarten for over 20 years at Parkway. She loved teaching and the fellowship of Parkway Baptist Church. She also worked for Nejam Properties where she managed Morning Side Terrace Apartments. She loved building relationships with any and everyone during her lifetime. She will be missed by her family and friends in both Mississippi and Texas.

Visitation is at Parkway Funeral Home in Ridgeland Ms on Sunday, July 14th from 3pm-5pm with burial and graveside service at Lakewood Memorial Park on Monday, July 15th at 10:00AM.


  • Visitation Sunday, July 14, 2019


Marie Culpepper Clower

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Emily Templeton

July 13, 2019

I remember when I was a little girl, my MawMaw Bertie And my grandmother Mary would take me to Aunt Marie’s house for a weekend. She was no nice to my sister and I every time we came over. I remember swimming in her pool and asking her if she had any milk or bananas! I also remember when it was around Christmas and she let us watch Christmas cartoons on the television. I also remember how she’d visit maw maw during the week and how’d they laugh and tell eachother stories, and if she wasn’t there in person, she would call my maw maw and maw maw would smile. Those were the days. Aunt Marie, we will love and miss you. You were such an amazing lady and I know you and mawmaw are rejoicing in Heaven. I don’t remember much, but now I wish I did. Thank you for being apart of my life and bringing joy to people’s lives.

Nonaree Calloway

July 12, 2019

Loved Marie Clower! Cannot express in a short note how special she was. Wish our world had more people like her. Love to you , John. Those days @ Parkway were so meaningful to everyone! As Christians going out into other states, God has blessed. “Well done thou good & faithful servant”.......