On January 22, 2014 of Bethesda, MD, 89, at Sunrise of Annapolis Assisted Living. She was preceded in death by her husband of 71 years, Earl Flowers. Devoted mother of Ronald Flowers of Laurel, MD and Russell Flowers (Sandra) of Gambrills, MD; loving grandmother of Brett Flowers of Ashburn, VA, Jeff Flowers of New York City, NY, Jennifer Chisari of Crofton, MD and Kevin Flowers, of Pasadena, MD; beloved great-grandmother of Tanner and Lexi Chisari of Crofton, MD, Ashley and Ryan Flowers of Ashburn, VA, and Coleman Flowers of New York City; sister of Alma Gillon of Gainesville, FL; aunt of Dwight Bedsole of Mendenhall, PA, Carol Thornton and Janet Coleman of Montgomery, AL. Friends will be received at North Bethesda United Methodist Church, 10100 Old Georgetown Rd., Bethesda, MD from 10 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, January 30, 2014, where a funeral service will follow at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org/Donate or to the , www.heart.org/Donate. Interment will be at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date. Please view and sign the family guestbook at:

Published in The Washington Post on Jan. 26, 2014