Jeffery W. Rowland, 47, of Fernandina Beach passed away at his home Saturday, June 9, 2018 after a lengthy illness.
A native and lifelong resident of Fernandina Beach, Jeffery was a son of Joy McKendree Lowe and attended the local schools. As he grew up here, he developed his love of carpentry and his sense of craftsmanship. Jeffery was a well known and respected Master Craftsman and Stained Glass Artist. Jeffery’s love of his craft meant more to those he served than just “good work”.
Here is part of what has been said about him, “It was always Jeffery to our rescue. Down the driveway he came again and again, our hero in his truck pulling his van full of tools. Five Points Woodworks has been part of our lives as long as we have lived here. Our newly built home eleven years ago still needed a lot of work. It was Jeffery to the rescue. By the time he finished the walls, woodwork and floors we had a home. Over the years he helped us maintain it. We would call on no one else. We trusted only him. He knew what to do when the hurricanes threatened, when the floods came, when the floors got damaged and when renovation needed to be done. What seemed like a crisis to us was easily repairable to him. He not only fixed our home, he eased our anxieties. He had a way of inspiring confidence that everything would be ok and because he was there it WAS ok. Jeffery, our extraordinary friend and superb craftsman always came to our rescue. We loved him and will miss him dearly”.
Jeffery is survived by his wife, Janan Rowland and son, Storm Rowland; his mother, Joy Lowe of Fernandina Beach; his brother and sister, Billy and Angela Rowland, both of Fernandina Beach as well as several other extended family members.
The family will receive friends Monday, June 11, 2018 from 5:00 until 7:00 PM at Oxley-Heard Funeral Home.
A funeral mass will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at 11:00 am at St. Michaels Catholic Church with Fr. Jose Kallukalam officiating.
Burial will follow at Bosque Bello Cemetery.
Janan and Storm wish to thank everyone who has reached out to help Jeffery and their family during this time. Among those they wish to thank are Ginny and Jerry, Miss Marla and Jim, Joni Reid, Susan DeVane, Janice O’Connell, Steve Head and Evan Hilliard. They are grateful for all of those friends who will continue to support them in the future.
Those desiring may make donations at: www.gofundme.com/help-jeffery-support-his-family