COLUMBUS — Mary Leona Bowen, 57, died Oct. 25, 2013, at Baptist Memorial Hospital–Golden Triangle. Services are Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Union Baptist Church with the Rev. John Bowen officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Carter’s Funeral Services is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Bowen was born Aug. 15, 1956, to the late Joseph Cunningham and Bertha Lou Walker. She was a 1975 graduate of Beasley High School and a member of Zion Gate MB Church. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her sister, Brenda Cockrell. Survivors include her children, Melissa Holt, Kevin Bowen and Jevante Bowen, all of Columbus, Malcolm Bowen of Los Angeles and Christopher Bowen of Grand Rapids, Mich.; siblings, Velma Thompson, Charles Doss, Arthur Lee Thompson, Pearlean Davenport, Joe Cunningham and Rosie Vance, all of Prairie, R.C. Thompson of Oakland, Calif., Walter Thompson of Rock Island, N.Y., Will Cunningham of Chicago and Jerry Cockrell of New York; and three grandchildren. Pallbearers are Timothy Walker, Darren Thompson, Cardell Cunningham, Sedric Walker, Shelton Deanes and Ricky Wafford.
Appeared in The Commercial Dispatch on October 29, 2013
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