MARY BOWLING Mary Louise Bowling, 57, of Wallace, NC, and formerly of Wilmington, died Monday, June 23 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC. Born in Welch, WV on February 20, 1957, she was a daughter of the late William Ryder Bowling and Betty Sue England Bowling who survives and is of Whitsett, NC. Mary was a member of All Souls Episcopal Church. She was very involved in American Indian culture, made jewelry and was a great cook. She dearly loved her family and was full of spirit. She had been a chef and a convenience store manager during her working career. In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a step son, Rocky Wilson. In addition to her mother, she is survived by her daughter, Crystal Heye of Statesville, her companion of 23 years, Austin Wilson, a step daughter, Tracey Wilson, and grandchildren Madison Alexander Heye, Daniel Kane Harris, and Violet Kristen. Also surviving are sisters Carol Weed of Sherrills Ford, NC, Vickie Amessa of Lincolnton, NC, Millie Bowling of Liberty, NC, and Dianna Bowling of Mooresville, NC. Services celebrating Mary's life will be conducted at 2:00 P.M. Thursday at Trinity Episcopal Church in Statesville with Rev. Nan Chandler officiating. The family will greet friends for one hour prior to the service in the church parlor. Condolences may be sent online to the family to www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be given to All Souls Episcopal Church 5087 Blue Banks Loop Rd. Leland, NC 28451. Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in the Wilmington Star-News on June 25, 2014