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Roderic Alexander Rowland

April 7, 1991 ~ June 3, 2020 (age 29)

Obituary

Mr. Roderic Alexander Rowland, age 29 or Salisbury, passed, Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina. Mr. Rowland was born in Salisbury, NC on April 7, 1991 to Lisa Gillespie, Salisbury and Tony Rowland, Cleveland.  

Roderic graduated from West Rowan High School, where he was on the football team (#30) and was a member of the band.  He attended Refreshing Springs Worship Center growing up and was a junior usher.  He later worked at CUJO Family Care and eventually went on to create his own music under the name of "Rowan Row".

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother, Maude Jones and uncle, Christopher Rowland.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by sisters, Breanna Gillespie, Brezlin Jones and Quran Rowland; brother Quincy Rowland; grandmother, Barbara Gillespie, nephew, Kaiden Warren; nieces, Kamrynn Gillespie and Ava Rodgers; aunts, Charlotte Lyles and Jillian Jones; uncles, Donnie Witherspoon (Marketta), Ronnie Witherspoon, and Lee Gillespie; and a host of cousins; two friends like a brother, Quinton Phifer and Donzell Kelsey. 

A private service will be held.

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