Denise Hutchinson Rowe was born in West Point Georgia to Clara Penn and Sandy Atkinson Jr. on April 23, 1957. She departed this earthly life, Monday, June 13, 2016 at her residence.

Denise was of the Baptist faith. She was a product of the Troup County, GA Public School System.

Denise was employed as a supervisor with West Point Stevens, before her retirement, with over 30 years of service. She enjoyed traveling, collecting stuffed bears, and spoiling and loving the babies.

Denise is preceded in death by her mother and step-father, Clara and Lewis (Peter) Penn; father, Sandy Atkinson Jr.; daughter: Jacquette M. Reese; grandmother, Willie L. Cotton; brother, Allan C. Cotton; niece, Renesia M. Brady; nephew, Mario F. Ross.

Denise was united in Holy Wedlock to Arthur J. Rowe on April 20, 2007; they have been devoted to each other for 17 years.

Denise is survived by her husband, Arthur J. Rowe, Lanett AL; daughter, Latisha (Demond) Barker, Portsmouth VA; sons, Othery Burton, Lanett AL, Adrian Rowe, Tuscaloosa AL; special daughter-in-law, Veronica Burton, Valley, AL; special niece, that she thought of as a daughter, Alexis Wilson, San Antonio, TX; brothers, Arthur (Carrie) Atkinson, West Point, GA, Sandy Atkinson III, College Park, GA, Demarco Atkinson, West Point, GA; sisters, Eloise Patton, West Point, GA, Evangale (Arthur)Walker, Montgomery, AL, Kathy (Alfred) Johnson, and Seneca (Ray) Martin, San Antonio, TX, Nina Cotton, Riverdale, GA, Twyla (Johnny) Heard, Lanett, AL; grandsons; Dequavius Barker, Jaquerius Barker, Lamontae Barker, Portsmouth, VA, Jeremiah Reese, Tuscaloosa AL, T’boskii Sharpe, and Justice Burton, Valley AL, Auhmonti Burton, Auburn, AL; sisters-in-law, Penny Rowe, and Vernita Rowell, Auburn, AL;aunts, Mattie Brown, Lanett, AL, and Lizzie (Lee) Summers, Jonesboro, GA; uncles, Donald (Janet) Cotton, Decatur, GA, Morris (Glenda) Atkinson, Stone Mountain, GA, Robert (Bernice) Atkinson, and Emmanuel Atkinson, Jonesboro, GA; devoted cousins, Jesse (Helga) Cotton, Sharpburg, GA, and Marion Cotton, Riverdale, GA; special friends, Louise McCants, Lanett, AL, Linda Burney, Lafayette, AL, Ruby Askew, West Point, GA, Anita Paige, West Point, GA, Gwen Hutchinson, Valley, AL, Betty Sue Lyons, Lanett, AL, Brenda Sue Smith, Valley, AL, and a host of other relatives and friends.