Mr. James Ausburn “Jim” Lowe, II, age 74 of Burlington went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 at Alamance Regional Medical Center after a sudden illness.
Born in Guilford County, he was the son of the late Wade Ferries Lowe and the late Doris Wilson Lowe and was married for over 31 years to Paula Hale Lowe, who survives.
He graduated from the Cincinnati School of Mortuary Science and served as the last Coroner for Alamance County. Jim began working at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory as a teenager before taking over as third generation Owner and President in 1992 after the death of his father and his grandfather, James A. Lowe, founder. Growing up in the funeral industry, this was all he ever wanted to do, to be a Funeral Director, and that he was. Bigger than life, gentle to all, and a friend to so many, his passion, his spirit, and his love for his family, for Lowe Funeral Home, and every staff member here will forever be felt. Jim was a longtime member of People’s Memorial Christian Church where he served on the Board of Directors for many years and was a founder of the PMCC Men’s Mission Team, which helped in the construction of homes and churches and assisted with disaster relief in many areas of the country. He loved racing and was a part owner of a late model race car and was an avid Carolina Panther fan. One of his great passions in life was hunting and boat fishing with a group of his closest friends and he enjoyed these pursuits till the last days of his life.
Mr. Lowe is survived by his loving wife, Paula; daughter, Jimmi Anne Lowe Ellington and husband, Brian; step daughter, “Dee” Teague Lowder, and husband, Brad; six grandchildren, Aubrey James Ellington, Deklan Lowe Ellington, Dylan Sutton and wife, Erica, Ashlie Sutton, Jordan Lowder and Camden Lowder; one great grandchild, Liam Sutton; sister, Natalie Susan Lowe Miller and husband, Dale. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Jacquelyn Alexandra Lowe and a sister, Patricia Anne “Sam” Lowe Bell.
Jim will be available for public viewing from 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM on Sunday, September 5 and Monday, September 6 at Lowe Funeral Home and Crematory. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, September 11, 2021 at Lowe Funeral Home Chapel by Rev. Gary Williams. Interment will follow at Pine Hill Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to Samaritan’s Purse at www.samaritanspurse.org/donate.
You may send condolences and sign the online register book at www.lowefuneralhome.com.