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NEWPORT NEWS - On Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013, God's Heavenly Angels welcomed the spirit of Delois "Jean" Jenkins-Bowman into her heavenly home. Jean was a native of Warwick County and a graduate of G. W. Carver High School Class of 1953. She retired from the Transportation Department for the City of Newport News Public Schools in 2001 after 32 years of service. She was preceded in death by her mother, Sadie A. Jenkins, father, Linwood Savage and her grandson, Ralph M. Bowman, Jr. She leaves to cherish her loving memory her husband, Will Roger Bowman, Sr., her daughters, Janice Bowman-Larrimore (George), Judy Bowman-Dillard (Ronald), Deborah Bowman and Jackie Bowman; her sons, Will R. Bowman, Jr., Ralph Bowman (Precious), Ronnie Bowman, and Anthony Bowman; goddaughter, Terry Gatling (Willie); 18 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren, and 7 great-great grandchildren; one aunt, Alice Moore, and one uncle, Clifton Carey (Shirley); two sisters-in-law, Edna Guynn and Mary Bowman and other relatives and friends. Viewing will begin at 1 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 and the family will receive friends beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the funeral home. A funeral service will be held 12 noon, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 at First Baptist Church Morrison, 12720 Patrick Henry Dr., Newport News, with Rev. Dr. Marcellus Harris officiating. "Jean" will lie in state two hours prior to the service at the church on Friday. Interment will follow in Hampton Memorial Gardens. The family is receiving friends at the home of Judy and Ronald Dillard, 1110 Wolf Trap Rd., Yorktown, (757) 898-3651 or Janice Larrimore (804) 693-4286. The family would like to thank the staff of Heron Cove Rehabilitation, Riverside Gloucester Home Health and Riverside Gloucester Hospice. O. H. Smith and Son Funeral Home is honored to serve the family.
Published in Daily Press on Dec. 11, 2013
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