Sonja Darnell Davis Rowe

November 6, 1942 - February 20, 2021

11/06/1942 - 02/20/2021

Past Services

Tuesday February 23, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Wednesday February 24, 2021
2:00 pm
Conway Cemetery
North Church Street
Conway, NC 27820

CONWAY, NC – Sonja Darnell Rowe, age 78, of US 158, passed away on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at the Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, NC.

Mrs. Rowe was born on November 6, 1942 to Willie Forest Davis and Winnie Pope Davis in Northampton County, NC. Darnell graduated from Conway High School and was a member of Galatia Baptist Church. She married the love of her life, Billy, and too this marriage was born three sons. Darnell devoted her life to taking care of her family, especially her grandchildren, which were the apples of her eyes. She loved to cook, crochet, tend the garden, flowers, and was well known for her green thumb. She enjoyed cane pole fishing and was an avid Duke basketball fan and Atlanta Braves baseball fan. She enjoyed telling the grandchildren about the winning streak the Conway High School had in basketball when she was a player there. Darnell leaves behind many memories to cherish and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.


Along with her parents, Darnell was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia Ann Winborne, and a brother, Billy Davis.

Darnell is survived by her loving husband, Billy, three sons, Darrell Rowe and wife Donna of Conway, Forrest Rowe of Conway, and Pat Rowe and wife Mary of Conway; two granddaughters, Amanda Ross and husband Wesley of Pendleton, and Kristen Rowe of Greenville; three grandsons, Matthew Rowe of Greenville, Nathan Rowe of Conway, and Ryan Rowe of Conway, NC; a great-grandson, Brantley Ross of Pendleton; a sister, Jean Watson of Conway; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, February 23, 2021, from 6:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Rich Square, NC. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, guest are asked to wear face coverings and practice social distancing when they attend the visitation, along with speaking to the family and moving along so everyone has the opportunity to speak to the family.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held on Wednesday, February 24, 2021, at 2:00 pm at the Conway Cemetery, Conway, NC, with Rev. Willie McLawhorn, officiating.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Rowe family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Pat and Joey Martin
3 years ago

We are sorry to hear of Darnell’s passing. Our sympathies are extended to the family during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers

Angela Pennington Cahoon
3 years ago

Darrell and family, prayers for comfort during this time.

Denise and David Helms
3 years ago

So very sorry for the loss of you loved one. May precious memories help during this difficult time.

Brenda Patton
3 years ago

I have so many memories I don’t know which one to share but anyway, one of the best is when we went fishing, with cane poles, down at my grandad’s farm. We were pulling in fish galore and she was so excited that she dropped her pole into the pond. I have never seen her move so fast to grab it but she did. She smiled and said I got that fish and caught my pole at the same time. We laughed more that day than ever. We always had a barrel of fun together. I love her so much and wish I had been able to see her before she left to go home with Jesus. I know in my heart she’s in a better place than any of us hear on earth. God bless her family and help them through this time of need. Amen

Bailey and Kaye Pope
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of the family.

Cathy Pope Whitley
3 years ago

I am so very sorry. God bless you

Frances R. Davis
3 years ago

Sincere sympathy for you all, in the great loss of your loved one, Darnell. Love and prayers

Linwood and Evelyn Bryant
3 years ago

So sorry for your loss she will be missed