Sallie Lou Moore Lowrance

January 27, 2017 


Sallie Lou Moore Lowrance, 69, went home to Jesus on Friday, January 27, 2017, after a courageous two year battle with cancer. She was surrounded by the love of her family.

The best words to describe Sallie are kind, friendly, warm, thoughtful, loving, respectful, accepting and affirming of every person – from CEO’s to the folks at Harris Teeter, her neighbors, her friends, the people she served through her many community engagements. Every person was a precious child of God to her!

She often said that she did not want her obituary to describe her “accomplishments.” But, in summary, she served as member and often Chair of a long list of community organizations, to name a few: Myers Park Presbyterian Church; Foundation for the Carolinas; Queens University; the Junior League (Charlotte and International); Leadership Charlotte - Infecting them always with her positive, “cheerleader-like” spirit. She was a “quiet” leader, who helped change Charlotte and lives in beautiful ways.

And she walked hand-in hand with Fred, her husband of 47 years, supporting and bringing her graceful spirit as he transitioned nine years ago from a lawyer of 35 years with Parker Poe, to Pastor of Meadowlake Presbyterian Church.

Most of all, she cherished the “accomplishment” of her three children, Shannon, Fred, and Sallie, the wonderful spouses, they married, Marc, Hontas, and Mike, and her nine grandchildren, Lauren, Emma, James, Sarah, Mac, Lula, Hattie, Tanner and Paige – marveling and grateful for the lives, values, and respect for others that she embodied.

Sallie was and continues to be an example and inspiration of a life well-lived, a deep faith that shaped her life, and peace and courage as she fought her cancer, then took the next step in her journey to be with her Good Shepherd forever, ready to receive all of us who love her to join her someday!

A memorial service will be held at Myers Park Presbyterian Church, 2501 Oxford Place, on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM. Interment will be private in the Columbarium at the church. The family will receive friends at the church following the memorial service.

Memorials can be made to Meadowlake Presbyterian Church, 6501 Gilead Road, Huntersville, NC 28078.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204, (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at






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  • Kathy Mitchell Folks

    What a sweet blessing this godly woman surely was to the lives of all who knew her! I rejoice that she is now healed & in glory with the Savior she loved & served. From our days at Queens together I remember her kind, gentle sweet spirit as well as her intelligent & capable yet caring manner. Always glad to see her at Queens reunions, I have prayed for her recovery. Now I realize those prayers have been answered bountifully with her complete healing in heaven. Just a few days ago God laid her on my heart & I prayed for her, not realizing her journey here was ending & the best part of her new life was just beginning. May God bless all her precious family as you move forward without her. May He give you His strength when yours fails & remind you of His bountiful promises to His covenant family. I pray you would sense His nearness to you and His great love for you. Be confident that she lived & died knowing that you loved her dearly & that God loved her eternally. You are in my prayers. In His Love, Kathy Mitchell Folks - Queens '70

  • Madine Fails

    ""May the memories that mean the most to you live forever in your heart."
    To Fred Lowrance and Family. I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with both you and Sallie over the years, so it was with great sadness that I learned of her death. May God grant you and your children peace during this time, and joy in knowing how much Sallie gave of herself to so many less fortunate people in our community.

  • Bill Reeside

    I met Sallie in a Leadership Charlotte class. It was quickly obvious that she travelled in a part of Charlotte society that I would never see up close. Yet she treated EVERYONE with the same charm, grace and class that I'm sure she showed to the upper crust. She demonstrated for decades the behaviors and actions that make Charlotte a "can do" place without the loud, angry voices of a New York or Chicago. I pray that her children and grandchildren will carry on her legacy. Condolences to her family, friends and church.

  • Leon Gatewood

    I was a member of Sallie's American Leadership Forum (ALF) Class. She was a very kind and inspirational person. It is my sincere prayer that when God pulls an angel like Sallie from Earth, he sends a replacement. I am saddened with the loss of her friendship, but celebrate in her new birth.

    "What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly." - Richard Bach

  • Marsha Garwood

    Dear Lowrance Family,

    Please accept my deepest sympathy in learning of Sallie's passing. Sallie was the League President the year I was Chair of The State Public Affairs Committee. She was a total joy to work with in the League's Mission, and an extraordinary advocate and contributor to Charlotte community.

    I was privileged to know her, and know you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

    Marsha Garwood

  • Nancy and Don Ubell

    Our condolences on what has to be a tough loss for the entire family. Sallie was such a welcoming person. We appreciated the way she reached out to us when we moved to Charlotte. But that was just Sallie being Sallie. We are out of town and are sorry we will therefore not be able to attend the memorial service. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you.