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Anita Sowell

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Anita Catherene Sowell, age 86, passed into the presence of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Porter Springs. Anita was born November 24, 1931 in China Springs, Texas to parents, George Daniel Lantrip and Anna Ruby Garrett Lantrip. She was a teacher’s aide for 36 years in the Pasadena ISD and also was an interpreter for the deaf. Anita attended the Manvel Bible Chapel in Manvel prior to becoming a member of the First Christian Church in Crockett.

Anita is survived by her daughters, Geneva Ford and husband, Erin of Porter Springs, Diana Selby and husband, Mike of Alvin, Donna Welborn and husband, Ronnie of Cameron; sons, Charlie Sowell and wife, Emmy of Corsicana, Gary Sowell of Corsicana; grandchildren, Tara Etheredge and husband, Luke II, Matt Selby and wife, Laura, Leigh Erin Siber and husband, Kirk, Mark Selby and wife, Meghan, Kaitlin Sucher and husband, Wesley, April Cereijo and husband, Jorge II, Colton Sowell and wife, Taylor, Paige Welborn, Deven Sowell; great-grandchildren, Margaret, Abigail, Nathaniel, Olivia, Gabriel, Luke III, Grace, Jorge III, Marie, Neil, Hudson, Violet, Caroline, Cooper; sister, Ruby Crenshaw of Crawford; numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives. She was preceded in death by husband, Oran A. Sowell; father, George Daniel Lantrip; mother, Anna Ruby Garrett Lantrip; brothers, Tommy Lantrip, L. D. Lantrip, Aubrey Lantrip.

Funeral services for Anita Catherene Sowell will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 14, 2018 in the First Christian Church, Crockett, with Dr. Tim Allen officiating. Graveside services will follow at 2:30 p.m. in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Houston. Family will receive friends at 9:00 a.m. prior to service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Sandy Creek Bible Camp, 5051 Prayer Lane, Washington, TX 77880 or or the American Cancer Society. Online condolences may be made at



  1. I am very sorry for your loss. Anita was a sweet,kind and caring lady and I know you all will miss her. When you are missing her remember all the good and fun things you have done with her and the family. God bless you all. She loved each one of you.

  2. Sweet Geneva and Family,

    A.C. and I are so sorry about your mom, but the great thing is that she is with Jesus and out of pain and suffering. We are out of town and will be unable to give you our sincere support at the funeral. Please know that we love you very much and our continued prayers are with you.

  3. Sowell Family,
    Your Mother was the Best Mother-in-law!! She taught me so many things about being a wonderful caring Mother! I will always love Her! She will be greatly missed!

    • Thanks for your thoughtful comment & reflection. She was able to see & visit with Colton, Taylor, Cooper, & Deven along with other family the Saturday before her passing. Meant a great deal to her. Thanks again.

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