Jan. 20, 2021

Funeral services for Julia Elaine Stroud Rowzee will be Saturday, Jan. 30 at Mt. Zion Cemetery near Montgomery at 10 a.m. with Bro. Arron McGuffee officiating.  Visitation will be at the cemetery preceding burial services between 9-10 a.m.

Julia Stroud Rowzee, 79, of Natchitoches passed peacefully Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas.

A native of Winn Parish, she was a proud military spouse and spent many years in Zaragoza, Spain, and Myrtle Beach, S.C., raising her daughters and supporting her husband, Charles.  Upon his retirement, they returned to Natchitoches where she worked at Exchange Bank, and they eventually opened a successful car dealership as well as becoming active members in the community.

Upon retirement, she focused even more closely on her family, spending as much time as possible with her daughters, granddaughters and great-grandchildren.

Julia is preceded in death by her husband whom she loved dearly, Charles E. Rowzee; father, Elbert Stroud; mother, Ila Mae Stroud Adams; and siblings, Martha Stroud McCaskill, John Elbert Stroud and Donald Stroud.

Those left to cherish her memory include her two daughters, Cynthia Abraham of San Antonio and Sherrie Sharp of Huntsville, Ala.; sons-in-law, Mark Sharp and David Abraham; four granddaughters, Stephanie Castaneda, Jessica Hudson and Katherine and Sarah Sharp; three great-grandchildren, Zoe Hudson, and Mason and Olivia Castaneda; and her youngest brother, Michael Stroud.

Pallbearers are Mark Sharp, David Abraham, Aaron Castaneda, Dakota Hudson and Jeh Horton.

Honorary pallbearers are Michael Stroud and Mason Castaneda.

In lieu of flowers the family is asking donations be made to CASA of Central Louisiana (Court Appointed Child Advocates of Central Louisiana).

Julia had the greatest love for her granddaughters and great-grandchildren. She was always an advocate for family and children, extending her generous heart and positively influencing the lives of those who knew her.

Mt. Zion Cemetery, 16240 State Hwy 34, Atlanta, LA 71404