Mize’s Michael Cowart passed away from a sudden heart attack on July 22, 2022 in his worn recliner at the age of 74.
Mr. Cowart was preceded in death by his father Rankin Cowart and his mother Katie Ruth Moak Cowart.
Survivors include his loving wife of 43 years Beth Bryant Cowart of Mize; daughter Amanda Cowart of Arlington, Texas; sons Brent Mackrell (Crystal) of Loganville, Georgia, and Bryan Mackrell (Lien) of Hattiesburg; and a host of other family members and friends.
After retiring from the oil field, Mike enjoyed spending his time as an avid learner of hobbies such as farming, hunting, beekeeping, hunting dog training, and fishing. After building his dream home on a beautiful piece of land outside of Mize, Mike loved “working the land” and could often be found at one of his farm toys tending to the crops from it. Mike was very happy to give away the fruits of his labor to friends, family and neighbors.
Mike was an active member of the First Baptist Church in Taylorsville and enjoyed fellowship and Bible study with his Sunday school class. A couple of years ago, Mike answered the call to create a new generation of hunters and enthusiastically led a group of church kids on their first squirrel hunt.
Mike faithfully served Beth during her battle with cancer in recent years. He took Beth to Hattiesburg or Houston for treatment, but Mike would have taken Beth to the ends of the earth if it meant relieving her suffering. To give her extra support, he gave her a precious puppy named LuLu. Mike quickly became a softy for his furry friend and was often known to sneak into the table (or two or three) at dinner time.
A memorial visit will be Monday, July 25, from 11 am to 1 pm at First Baptist Church Taylorsville. A memorial service will follow at 1 pm with Dr. Frankie Clark and Brother David Fedele officiating. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Taylorsville is in charge of the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Taylorsville.
You can sign a guest book online at www.colonialchapelmageemendenhall.com.