Sue Goolsby Bowie, age 83 yrs, affectionately called "Mama Sue", born New Albany, Mississippi, and a longtime resident of Picayune, MS, for past 33 years, passed away peacefully the evening of January 4, 2013, from Alzheimer's at Sunrise Senior Living Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 64 years, James Elwin Bowie, Picayune, MS, currently residing in Baton Rouge. Mama Sue and Pop met and married while attending Ole Miss. Mama Sue was beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, teacher, master quilter and cake decorator and friend. Mama Sue had a strong personal faith in Christ that shaped her devotion and service to family, students and friends. Surviving children and spouses: Dr and Mrs James E (Karen Miles) Bowie, Jr, Lafayette, LA Dr and Mrs Roger Earl (Deborah Dugan) Bowie, Covington, LA Dr and Dr Sally Bowie and Nelson P Daly, Baton Rouge, LA Surviving Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren: Miss Lesley Wolfe, Baton Rouge, LA Miss Elizabeth J. Bowie, New Orleans, LA Mr and Mrs James Anthony (Laura Bowie) Lamar, Birmingham, AL Mr. Roger E Bowie, Jr, New Orleans, LA Mr James William Bowie, Covington, LA Major (USMC) and Mrs. David (Krista Bowie) Ickles and Alyssa Grace, Joshua James, Garrett Heinrich, and Haley Angelle, Cairo, Egypt Mr and Mrs Aaron (Sarah Bowie) Francois, and Michael Lloyd, Winchester, VA, and Miss Julia Nan Bowie, Lafayette, La. Predeceased by: Parents, Mr and Mrs Amos Earl (Nannie Pearl Hill) Goolsby, sister, Miss Peggy E. Goolsby, New Albany, MS and Infant son: Marvin Theo Bowie, Scottsdale, AZ Special thanks to Charlotte Cockerham, caregiver and friend during her last illness, as well as other friends and caregivers through the years. Organizations/Hobbies/Interests/Education: New Albany High School, New Albany, MS University of Mississippi, B. A. Education University of Missouri-Rolla, studies towards Master of Education Career Secondary School Educator English and Social Studies Adult Education Teacher, Cake Decorating and Quilting Member and Sunday School Teacher, First Baptist Church, Picayune, MS. Visiting will be at Rabenhorst Funeral Home, 825 Government Street, Wednesday, January 9th from 10 am until religious services at 12 noon in the funeral home chapel conducted by Father Trey Nelson. Interment will follow in Louisiana National Cemetery. Funeral flowers will be provided by the family. Please make MEMORIAL DONATIONS to: The Alzheimer's Foundation of America, www. Alzfdn.org
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