Rowena Christine Cole Synnott

November 26, 1938 - April 3, 2024

11/26/1938 - 04/03/2024

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WOODLAND, NC – Rowena Christine Cole Synnott, age 85, of Woodland, NC, passed away peacefully on April 3, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on November 26, 1938, in Johnson City, TN.

Rowena dedicated six years of her life as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Mercy Hospital, before starting her family and setting her nursing aside to raise her family. Her passion for caring extended beyond her profession, as she was known for being an avid reader and had a special love for Dobermans. Her fondness for these dogs was so deep that she even had a statue made in honor of her latest Doberman after its passing.

She is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Kenneth Austin Synnott; a son, Kenneth Synnott; her father, Lonnie Butler Cole; her mother, Mary Cole; and grandson, Wyatt Gentry.

Rowena is survived by her three sons, Daniel (Paula) Synnott of Garysburg, NC, Thomas (Roselyn) Synnott of Phoenix, AZ, William (Victoria) Synnott of Mesa, AZ; daughter, Renee (Samuel) Gentry of Franklin, GA; two granddaughters, Nicole Synnott of Brunswick, MD, Kelsey (Matthew) Phillips of Sharpsburg, GA; grandson, Levi (Samantha) Gentry of Palmetto, GA; 32 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

A memorial service will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Rowena’s home for the past year, and a place she loved, Pine Forest Rest Home, P.O. Box 67, Potecasi, NC, 27867 or you may donate online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square is assisting the Synnott family, and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

Rowena will be remembered for her kindness, dedication to her family, and her unwavering love for her furry companions. May she rest in peace.

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Ron Spiek
1 month ago

I will miss Rowena. I met her and her husband Ken as I-was a good friend of their son Ken. We had good times in Show Low Az. They all are missed. I’m certain she is where she wants to be.