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Jennifer Joan Gowdy

1954 - 2021

Fortson, GA


Mrs. Jennifer Joan Gowdy, 67 of Fortson, GA passed away on Sunday, April 4, 2021 at Piedmont Northside Hospital in Columbus, GA.

Jennifer was born February 17, 1954 in Trenton, New Jersey, daughter of Warren Frost and Maybelle Ruth Frost.  She was employed with Aflac in billing and retired in 2003.  She was preceded in death by her brothers Clarence Sage Frost and Warren Lee Frost.

She is survived by her husband, James Allen Gowdy of Fortson, GA, her son Travis James Gowdy of Phenix City, AL, a daughter-in-law Jamie Grochowski, Smiths Station, AL, grandson Cooper James Gowdy of Smiths Station, AL,  her sisters Ellen Alice Catlaw and Belinda Lee Frost and her best friend, Cathy Sweeney of Columbus, GA.  

Jennifer was a loving and dedicated wife and mother.  She enjoyed swimming, sewing, dancing, and spending time with family and close friends.  Playing and cuddling with her grandson was what she enjoyed the most in her last years.  She will be truly missed.

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Cathy Sweeney

April 13, 2021 12:13 PM

James, Travis, and Cooper - I'm so very sorry about Jennifer's passing. Words seem so inadequate right now but I know how much she loved all of you - when we talked, the pride she had for each of you was ever present. James, you were her true love and she was so thankful for everything you did to take care of her your entire marriage but especially in the last few years when things became more difficult. Travis, she was so proud of the man you grew up to be and Cooper was the light of her life. She loved how you and Jamie were raising him and was so grateful for the time she spent with him. She was a true friend to me and I'm so glad for the last visit we had. I'll miss our marathon phone calls where we would catch up on each others lives but know I'll see her again. Love you all,

Cindy and Sidney Heath

April 10, 2021 10:15 PM

RIP You will be missed. Love you
Cindy and Sidney Heath

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Cindy Heath

April 10, 2021 10:07 PM

I didn't get to have Jennifer, in my life, long but I really loved the times we shared with our kids and grandchildren.  Prayers and strength to the family.  I pray the memories keep you strong. 

Alicia Weitzel

April 9, 2021 9:37 PM

James, Travis, Jamie, and Cooper; We are so sorry for the loss of your wife, mother, mother-in-law, and grandmother. Although I never had the privilege of meeting her, I know she had to be one very special woman to have all of you in her life. I hope that with time you will find peace. Thinking of you in your time of need. Mark and Alicia Weitzel

janice cullen

April 8, 2021 11:29 AM

James and Travis, I am so sorry for your loss of a beautiful wife and loving mother and grandmother.  She was a lot of fun and I enjoyed my time hanging out with her back in the early 80's.  I remember when Travis was a baby; boy has time passed.

Love you all,
Janice Perkins Cullen

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