Joan (Featherstone) Lowry

July 26, 2022


Joan Featherstone Lowry, 91, departed this world to be with her Lord on Tuesday, July 26, 2022. She was the daughter of Lawson and Viola Featherstone.

Joan was a devoted wife, mother, sister and grandmother who dedicated her life to serving Jesus Christ. She loved the Lord, her family, and served her community well. She was instrumental in the Billy Graham crusades in Statesville where she and her beloved husband led many people to Christ. She was active with the prison and bus ministries at her church. She was a sought-after vocalist, who could light up the stage with her energy, spunk and sparkle in her eyes.

She was a graduate of Belmont High School, attended Sacred Heart Junior College, Mercy Hospital School of Technology, and later Mitchell Community College for a degree in music. She was employed at Iredell Memorial Hospital and worked as a laboratory technician for many years. She served in the Gideon’s Auxiliary, as Music Director at Western Avenue Baptist Church and taught countless voice lessons.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Fred Lowry, Sr. and daughter-in-law Sharon Crisp Lowry.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Featherstone and brothers John Featherstone (Anne) and Steve Featherstone; her children, Fred Lowry, Jr., Scott Lowry (Amy), Paul Lowry (Gladys), Beth Sloan (Dale), Mary Carol Pons (Harvey); 12 grandchildren, Rebecca Warchut (Drew), Amanda Lowry, Fred Lowry, III (Jessica), Don Lowry (Nadine), Sara Ashley (Ian), Josh Lowry (Taylor), John Lowry, James Lowry (Allie), Mary Beth Lowry, Cory Sloan (Andie), Aaron Sloan, Lauren Andrews (Ryan); and 10 great grandchildren, Lowry, Athena, Wilson, Adeline, Velouria, Harper, Rylen, Atticus, Clyde, and Gibson; and 2 nephews Lawson and Nathan.

The family is thankful for the care received from Sherry’s In-Home Care, with special thanks to Layden a beloved caregiver and grandchild #13 (as Joan called her), Dr. Andy White, and Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County.

A celebration of life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, July 31st, 2022 at Western Avenue Baptist Church with Rev. Jeff Spry officiating. The family will visit with friends following the service.  A private burial will be held for the family in Oakwood Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in memory to Gideons International (P.O. Box 148, Statesville, NC 28687), Western Avenue Baptist Church (1206 Museum Road, Statesville, NC 28625) or Hospice & Palliative Care of Iredell County (2347 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625).

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Celebration of Life
July 31, 2022

3:00 PM
Western Avenue Baptist Church
1206 Museum Rd
Statesville, NC 28625

Visitation Following Service

Western Avenue Baptist Church
1206 Museum Rd
Statesville, NC 28625

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