Edna Lucille Bowman Guynn

Obituary
  • "Mom continue to watch over us and keep us safe and together..."
    - Diane Guynn
  • "MOM LIFE SOMTIMES WON'T BE FAIR TROUBLE WILL COME YOUR WAY..."
    - ALEXANDER GUYNN JR.
  • "Miss You Mom Diane Guynn"
    - Diane Guynn
  • "This little light of mines Iam going to let it shine Miss..."
    - Priscilla Guynn
  • "Oh how I Miss You So Much Priscilla Guynn"
    - Priscilla Guynn

NEWPORT NEWS - Edna Lucille Bowman Guynn transitioned to her heavenly home on Tuesday, March 4, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Guynn was born in Charles City, Virginia on October 7, 1929 to the late Delaware and Louise Bowman. At the age of nine, she moved to Richmond, Virginia where she attended George Mason Elementary and later became a proud graduate of Armstrong High School in 1947. At an early age, Mrs. Guynn accepted the Lord as her Savior and became a devoted member of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Richmond where she sang in the choir and taught Sunday School. She later joined First Baptist Church Morrison where she served as an active, loyal, faithful, and supportive member until her demise. At the age of 42 when Mrs. Guynn's youngest child began school at Hidenwood Elementary, she began her career as a cafeteria helper at the same school. She was employed with the Newport News Public Schools Child Nutrition Service Department and remained at Hidenwood Elementary for 42 years. She was an extremely dedicated, faithful, hard worker who took pride in her work and proudly accomplished her goal of perfect attendance each year for 40 of her 42 years, and she also took pleasure in earning superb evaluations annually. Reluctantly and regretfully, Mrs. Guynn retired from the Newport News Public Schools on January 1, 2014 due to her illness. Mrs. Guynn was predeceased by her parents; her husband, Alexander Guynn; her brother, Charles Bowman; and her two sisters, Virginia Louise Bowman and Ardella Elizabeth Banks. Mrs. Guynn leaves to cherish her beautiful, blessed memories which are more precious than diamonds, pearls, or gold to her eight devoted, dedicated, loving children, Gail, Priscilla (Nathan), Darlene (Alvin), Debra Jones, Alexander Jr., Alfred, Teresa Hendrick (Nathaniel), and Bettina Ross (Roland); 13 grandchildren, Nathan, Natasha, Alexis, Alvin, Christina, Victoria, Nathaniel, Jr., Nunu, Nicholas, Delvan, William, Renee, and Walter; 5 great-grandchildren; one brother, Will Rogers Bowman, Sr.; two sisters-in-law, Mary Bowman and Florence Guynn; an adopted son and daughter, Russell and Gwen Banks; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Mrs. Guynn was exceptional in every aspect of her life. She was the matriarch of her family and their guiding light. She was always in good spirits, fun-loving, and had the charm, beauty, and charisma of a queen. She had untiring strength, and she did not believe in the the word quit. She will be remembered for her unwavering devotion to God, her infectious enthusiasm for life, her strong commitment to her family, her insatiable desire to help others, her outstanding work-ethics, her keen sense of beauty, her genuine Christ-like love for others, her silent commanding spirit, her good old fashion home cooking, her famous hot rolls, and her beautiful curls. Mrs. Guynn's life should serve as an example to us all, for truly she was one of God's darling, precious angels who touched many lives and hearts. A funeral service, celebrating the life she lived, will be held at 12 Noon Saturday, March 15, 2014 at First Baptist Church Morrison, 12720 Patrick Henry Drive, Newport News, with the Rev. Dr. Marcellus L. Harris, Jr. officiating. Interment will follow at Hampton Memorial Gardens. A visitation will be held at First Baptist Church Morrison from 6 to 8 PM Friday, March 14, 2014. The Guynn family is receiving service of comfort from W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home, 210 Harpersville Road, Newport News. Condolences may be left at www.wjsmithandsonfh.com.
Funeral Home
W. J. Smith & Son Funeral Home - Newport News
210 Harpersville Road  Newport News, VA 23601
(757)-596-6911
Funeral Home Details
Published in Daily Press from Mar. 8 to Mar. 11, 2014
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