[ skip to content ]

Funeral Service is 11 a.m. Dec. 20 for Longtime Cafeteria Employee Lucy Rowe

A funeral service for Lucy Elizabeth Rowe, of Norfolk, a longtime cook with the Webb Center Café 1201 team at Old Dominion University, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 20, at First Baptist Church, Logan Park, 7493 Diven St., Norfolk. Rowe died Dec. 15, 2010, in Bon Secours DePaul Medical Center.

Rowe worked at ODU for 43 years - the past 16 years with Aramark, and prior to that as an ODU employee in dining services.

Known to her family as "Mama Lucy," Rowe was born Sept. 15, 1939, in Jackson, N.C. She was a 1958 graduate of Booker T. Washington High School. She was a member of First Baptist Church, Logan Park, where she served on the Female Usher Board No. 2, Nurse's Unit and Woman's League. She was also a member of the E.L. Harrison Radiant Tent No. 767 and the Eastern Star Rising Sun Chapter No. 32.

Rowe is survived by her husband, Robert Rowe; one daughter, Arlene Jones; three sons, Lamar Rowe, Quinton Rowe and Malcolm Rowe; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Interment will be at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk. A wake will be held from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 19, in Metropolitan Funeral Service, 7246 Granby St., Norfolk. Condolences may be offered at www.metropolitanfuneralservice.com.

Janet McLaughlin, Aramark resident district manager for dining services, expressed deep sadness following Rowe's death.

"She had heart surgery this summer, but had to go back to the hospital because of complications," McLaughlin said. "She was very beloved on campus. After her surgery, she and we had every expectation that she would be back at some point. She loved working here and seeing everyone."

This article was posted on: December 18, 2010

Old Dominion University
Office of University Relations

Room 100 Koch Hall Norfolk, Virginia 23529-0018
Telephone: 757-683-3114

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.