Jesse McGowan

Jesse Edward "Sweet Jesse" McGowan

Wednesday September 12, 1945 - Tuesday May 21, 2019
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Mr. Jesse Edward “Sweet Jesse” McGowan, 73, of Greenville, passed on Tuesday, May 21, 2019, at his home. He was a son of Rufus and Ossie Whitner McGowan.

Surviving are four daughters, Janet (Trevor) Davidson, Teresa (Mark) Acker and Donna McGowan, all of Greenville, SC and Glennis Burnette of Honea Path, SC; two sons, James E. (Kim) McGowan and Richard McGowan, both of Greenville, SC; three sisters, Ossie Lee McGowan of Charlotte, NC, and Affie Brown and Shirley Henry, both of Greenville, SC; three brothers, William (Angie) McGowan of Pelzer, SC, Rufus (Gwen) McGowan of Springfield, Mass, and Rev. Raymond McGowan of Greenville, SC; eleven grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and a host of other relatives and friends.
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  • Service

    Wednesday May 29, 2019 | 4:00pm
    Wednesday May 29, 2019 4:00pm
    Watkins, Garrett & Woods Mortuary
    1011 Augusta Street
    GREENVILLE, SC 29605
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  • Interment

    Resthaven Memorial Gardens
    Piedmont Highway
    PIEDMONT, SC 29673
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R&R Lopez

Posted at 05:44pm
We're sorry to hear about your recent loss. Accept our sincere condolences. The words of Philippians 4:13 can be very soothing in these moments, it says: "For all things I have the strength through the one who gives me power."
What a loving God who cares about each one of us.
He didn't intend for us to grow old and die. He thus has made the SURE promise of a resurrection right here on earth when it is restored to a beautiful paradise (Psalms 37:9-11, 29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 55;11).
Can you see yourself welcoming back to life your loved ones? What a joy it will bring all of us. You can go online to JW.ORG and find out more about this resurrection.


Drimmeque Squirt Mahdi

Posted at 03:04pm
Rest in peace sweet Jesse you will be missed. To my brother and the rest of the family i love yall and pray God gives you peace during this most difficult time. Squirt and family

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