SHELBY- Joyce McGinnis Bowman, 73, went to be with her heavenly father on Monday, June 25, 2012 at Hospice Cleveland County Wendover.
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A native of Cleveland County, she was the daughter of the late Rev. Edwin and Thelma Grace Horton McGinnis. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Doris McGinnis Sanders and her husband Larry Sanders. Mrs. Bowman retired from teaching at Grover Elementary school after 35 years of service. She was a member of Eastside Baptist Church where she sang in the choir, was the Sunday school secretary, and was a member of the Agape Prayer group. Joyce loved cooking, sewing, camping and traveling. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Joyce was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
Joyce is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Miller Bowman; two daughters, Myra Bowman Lail and her husband, Ty, of Clover, SC and Maria Bowman Webb of Lattimore; four grandchildren, Kamryn and Harley Lail and Levi and Dillon Webb; two great-grandchildren, Bentley and Kylie Webb; and her loving aunts and uncle, nieces and nephew.
A special thank you is extended to Dr. Grinton, Dr. Dearment, Dr. Patel, ICU and Pallative Care staff of Cleveland Regional, Dr. Love and the Wendover Hospice staff.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 4:30 to 6 p.m. prior to the service and other times at the home.
Celebration of Life Service: Thursday, 6 p.m. at Eastside Baptist Church
Officiated By: Rev. Leland Kerr
Burial: Ross Grove Baptist Church
Funeral Home: Cecil M Burton Funeral Home and Crematory
Memorials: Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC, 28150 or ALS – MDA Center, c/o Carolinas Neuromuscular Disease, 1010 N. Edgehill Road, Charlotte, NC 28207
Online Condolences: www.cecilmburtonfuneralhome.com
CECIL M. BURTON FUNERAL HOME and CREMATORY
106 CHERRYVILLE RD. SHELBY, NC 28150-4208
Published in Shelby Star on June 27, 2012