Arleatha was born on May 1, 1933 to Andrew W. Powell and Ida Mae Minion in Adel, Georgia. She was intelligent, beautiful, outspoken and she loved to travel, dress well, and eat good food. She graduated from college in Georgia and eventually raised two families: the first marriage with David Rogers and had three sons and later, she married Earnest Rowe and had one daughter. She worked for many years in the Tax Collectors Office, and eventually retired from the City of Jacksonville after more than 20 years of dedicated service. Arleatha loved to laugh, talk with friends and family on the phone, dance, listen to music, go to parties and social events, be around others and fishing. Many years ago, she loved going to Las Vegas to visit family, see her first grandchild, Ashley, and enjoy the casinos and slot machines. She loved to watch tennis and football on TV, along with the game show network, In the Heat of the Night and one of her favorite movies, Just Wright, which she would watch over and over daily. She transitioned peacefully on Sunday, February 6th, after a brief illness. She was loved and will be truly missed by her family and friends.
She was proceeded in death by both parents, her husband of 32 years, Earnest Rowe, sister, Jacqueline Kendrick, brother, Andrew “Penney” Powell, two sons, Willie “Bill” Rogers and Clinton Rogers, and her granddaughter, Candace Carter. She leaves to cherish her memory, a son, Shannon (Iris) Rogers, daughter, Kimberly (Ron) Petts, granddaughter, Ashley Rogers, great grandson, Aiden James Shannon Rogers, granddaughters Amanda Rowe-Vanallen and Alicyn (Dakotah) Collins, great granddaughter, Salem Collins, great grandchildren, Nigel Carter and Derricka McDonald, a host of many other sorrowful nieces, nephews, family and friends.