January 14, 1930 - November 15, 2019
Louvenia Mae Ross-Atwood Age 89, was the only surviving child of Rebecca Montgomery of Sumter South Carolina and Ernest Ross Virginia, born on January 14, 1930, she was raised in Philadelphia. She entered into eternal rest on November 15, 2019 with her loving family by her side. Louvenia Atwood Bey was reared from birth in the faith of her parents as a Moorish American, receiving her early education at the Moorish Temple school in South Philadelphia. She completed her education and graduated from the Philadelphia Public School System. Louvenia attended the Fletcher school of nursing after high school which prepared her to become the caregiver for her bedridden mother who she cared for until her untimely death. Louvenia met and married her husband Wister Atwood Sr who preceded her in death. Louvenia has 13 offspring, 7 girls and 6 boys, she raised the all in South Philadelphia and resided there until she moved to the Care Pavilion as a result of her failing health. Louvenia worked as a seamstress at Fishman and Tobin, then the Quartermasters for 30 years until her retirement. Louvenia was known for reading her Quran (Koran) in her early years. Louvenia accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior. She made sure that her children attended the St Barnabas Methodist Church. Her favorite scripture is the 23rd Psalm. Louvenia joined the Ezekiel Baptist church after a long search for a church home. Louvenia loved to sew, dance, cook, and spend time with her children. Louvenia worked as a professional seamstress, sewing military uniforms for the government, Temple T’s, and State flags that fly along the parkway, more than anything she loved preparing outfits for her girls. Louvenia loved to dance the bop and two step. She would dance the bop while holding on to her walker at the Care Pavilion. Everyone loved her fried chicken, spaghetti, candy yams, and corn bread. She always had something on the stove cooking, and don’t forget the potato salad. Louvenia life revolved around her 13 children. Her being an only child and no relatives to speak of Louvenia was Mother, Father, and Friend to her children. A strong, determined, protector, like a mighty mother lion and her cubs. Beloved wife of that late Wister Sr. She will be sadly missed by her devoted children, Angela Wilson, Rebecca (Harry) Butler Sr., Wister Jr., Kenneth Atwood, Jeanette (Darryl) Hall, Alice (Joe) Smith, Yvette Atwood, Darryl Atwood, Kimberly Atwood, Stephen (Angela) Atwood, Demetrius Atwood, Ernest Atwood and the late Anita Tillmon, Also she leaves behind 33 Grandchildren and 47 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to her Visitation Saturday morning, November 23, 2019 beginning at 8:30am at Ezekiel Baptist Church located at 5701 Grays Ave. Phila., PA 19143. Home Going Services will follow at 10am to celebrate her life. Burial Fernwood Cemetery, Fernwood PA.
Louvenia Mae Ross-Atwood Age 89, was the only surviving child of Rebecca Montgomery of Sumter South Carolina and Ernest Ross Virginia, born on January 14, 1930, she was raised in Philadelphia. She entered into eternal rest on November 15, 2019... View Obituary & Service Information
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