Lillian R. McGowan, 66, volunteer who gave back to her community

Lillian Ruth McGowan
Lillian Ruth McGowan

Lillian R. McGowan, 66, passed away Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. She was born Nov. 20, 1952, to the late Ruth and Francis Linhart Sr. in North Carolina. Her husband of 37 years, Andrew McGowan, preceded her in death.

Lillian was a deli manager at Super Fresh Market for a few years before she became a homemaker. She was also a longtime member of Lafayette Presbyterian Church, where she was very active until her health would not allow her to do so. She always found ways to give back. She also enjoyed volunteering at the schools her children attended and at different schools.

She is survived by her sons, Garrick McGowan, and his wife, Tonya, and Scott McGowan; brother, Francis Linhart Jr. of Norfolk; sister, Iva Gregory; three sisters-in-law, Belva Wells, Carol Griffin and Margie Morris; and church family, friends and many loved ones.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 30, at Rosewood Kellum Funeral Home, 601 N. WItchduck Road, Virginia Beach. Burial will follow in Rosewood Memorial Park.

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