Eternal Hills Funeral Home, Cremation and Memory Gardens
3594 Stone Mountain Highway, Snellville, GA
Brenda Hembree Cowart
August 15, 1941 – January 8, 2020
Brenda Hembree Cowart, 78, passed away peacefully January 8th, 2020 after a very courageous fight with cancer. Visitation will be at Eternal Hills Funeral Home on Saturday, January 11th from 5-pm. A brief visitation will be held at pm before the funeral service at 2 pm on Sunday, January 12th.
Mrs. Cowart was born on August 15, 1941 in Canon, Georgia to Frank and Rachel Hembree. She is survived by Daughters: Dana (David) Sims, Denise Williams, and Diane Jones. Son: Douglas Cowart. Six grandchildren, Matthew Sims, Bradley Sims (Brittany), Paige Barnes (Travis), Brittany Pinkard (Matthew), Jessica Jones, Melissa Howard (Jason). Five greatgrandsons, Javanni Bush, Juliani Bush, Kysen “Doodle Bug” Moon, Brayden Sims, Braxton Sims. Sister: Marian Sweatman. Three nieces: Tracy, Christy, and Karen. And a host of extended family members and friends.
She is preceeded in death by her parents, Frank and Rachel Hembree, her husband, Billy “Pa” Cowart, son, Derrick Cowart, her granddaughter, Kelly Moon, sister, Patsy Mines, brother-in-law, Morris Sweatman, and nephew, Scott Sweatman.
Mrs. Cowart retired from Kraft Foods after decades of service. She enjoyed Bingo, Gulf Port, Biloxi, and Vegas casinos and slot machines, scratch-off tickets, and her favorite hunk-of-burnin’ love, Mr. Elvis Presley. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, and friend. Her laugh was contagious and she will be deeply missed. Fly High, Ma. We love you!
- Visitation Saturday, January 11, 2020
- Funeral Service Sunday, January 12, 2020
- Committal Service
Brenda Hembree Cowart
January 11, 2020
I'm sorry to go on and on about my Mama, but 2000 characters aren't enough to tell you about hers!
My precious Mama could be a "Drama Mama", but on the flip side, I have never had a better friend. I needed to share a few things about HER that her Obituary was lacking.
My Mama LOVED her family more than anything. She loved spending time with us. She didn't like being alone I guess because all of our lives, she's had a house full of people. She made the BEST homemade biscuits and everything she made, she cooked with LOVE, so it was so good.
I've been told by people that "Your Mom can take 2 potatoes and make a meal." That's about right, sometimes growing up that's about what she had, but somehow she ALWAYS made it work. I can never remember a time that I went hungry or without. We might've not been the wealthiest family, but we didn't know it. We always felt like we were doing just fine, thanks to my Mama.
She always took us camping 4th of July holiday to the Cherokee mountains.
I can remember getting up at 4am or so while she was getting ready for work and it would just stand there looking in the mirror and she wouldn't say a word. She would just look down at me in the mirror and smile. Every time I did that, when she would go down the stairs to work, I would tear up and want to cry.
She was the best Mama to me and the best "Ma" to my daughter Kelly. Her LOVE for her grandchildren and great-grandchildren is like no other. She will be truly missed. I'm not going to be able to get over this for a while now. May God hold you up with His righteous right hand and give us peace as you transition into your place in Glory and your Heavenly Home.
I LOVE you, Mama, to the Moon and back., to Infinity plus one!❤
January 11, 2020
The sweetest Mama on Earth passed away on Wednesday January 8th, 2020 ya'll. I know, because she was MY MAMA. She was the greatest example of AGAPE LOVE. She taught me from a very young age the meaning of unconditional LOVE. Growing up, she worked full-time in addition to cooking, cleaning, washing clothes and doing everything that we needed. She was present at every function we ever had albeit dance recitals, go-cart races, ball games and everything else under the sun. I remember one year in ball-games, we all played in different leagues, on different teams, on different fields and our uniforms were all different colors! I remember her washing them separately and scrubbing the dirt and grass stains out of Dana and Derrick's (the REAL ball players, I was just the bench warmer/ day dreamer in right field) and never complaining about it. We would be at the ballfields sometimes from 7am until 11pm. We might not have had everything we wanted but she made sure that we had everything that we needed. She was a wonderful cook and made sure that she taught us how to cook and take care of ourselves when we grew up but no matter how hard I try, I still cannot cook some things as good as my Mama could. She taught us to LOVE and respect all people. There were "bullies" in school when we were young too, but my Mama would say, "Ignore the ignorant" and that made you understand how you would look if you acted like them. My Mama taught me many things by example like to always help others and not judge them because it could easily be you one day. My Mom, like me, was kind to a fault. It made her vulnerable to people to try to take advantage of her. She often has been hurt by her kindness, but in the end, she did what was right and whoever did her wrong will have to answer to God. She is with Him now. She's not hurting anymore and she's up there in Heaven where everyone strives to go one fine day. I will miss her terribly but I know that I know that I will see her again.❤