Mallory Tatum Sowell

Mallory Tatum Sowell went home to be with the Lord and all the Angels on June 8, 2021. She passed peacefully in her sleep with her Mother and Papa by her side.
Mal was born on her mother’s birthday, Nov. 3,1985, in Memphis. She was the daughter of Johnny and Deanna Sowell of Germantown and Rececca and JD Sanders of Troy. They survive.
A CELEBRATION of Mallory’s incredibly blessed life will be held on Saturday, June 12, with visitation beginning at noon and services at 2 p.m. Edmaiston-Mosely Funeral Home in Union City. Burial will follow in Rosehill Cemetery in Obion. Bringing balloons is optional, but encouraged.
Pallbearers will be Ryan Sowell, David Sanders, Josh Sanders, Robert Thompson, Kris Hopper and Taylor Barnett.
Mallory attended school at Martin, Sharon and Columbus, Miss., and graduated from Franklin High School.
Mallory loved life with a passion and was one of the most precious, loving and happiest children growing up. She was known for her smile that would light up a room and giving hugs to strangers. She loved everyone she met from the first second. She was courageous, strong and loved life and everyone was lucky enough to share it with her.
Mallory enjoyed doing normal things with her family and friends. One of her favorites was riding on a golf cart while her Papa played golf. In fact, she had a circle of close golfing buddies everywhere she lived, especially in Martin, Columbus Miss., and Hobbs, N.M.
She was welcomed into those very competitive golfer’s groups and became just one of the boys. Some of those golfers remain extra special to her.
She loved shopping, going to concerts, picnics in the park or just swimming with her “Bestie Mom” Deanna and Dad.
She spent much of her time in porch swings, on four-wheelers and anything else that moved. “GO” was among her favorite words to hear. She also watched lots of kids’ movies and listened to music. She loved to dance and treasured holding balloons. She spent quality time with her sister, Courtney, riding on a golf cart, in Court’s car, hanging out with her at home and even fishing.
Her most precious time was spent cuddling with her Mother, Becky. If Mallory could talk, she would have told everyone her caregiving mother was the center of her universe.
In addition to her parents, Mallory is survived by a sister, Courtney Sowell of Troy; her brothers, Adam Sowell of South Fulton, David (Nikki) Sanders of Nashville and Josh (Mary) Sanders of Troy; her nephews, Ryan Sowell, Justin Sowell, Miles Sanders and Christopher Sanders; and a niece, Hollie Sowell.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Robert and Faye Lawrence of Corinth, Miss., and James and Louise Lyons of Obion.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Angelman Syndrome Foundation, 3015 East New York St., Suite A2-#285, Aurora, IL 60504 or at the web address and clicking on the donate link in the upper right hand corner.
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