Phelifa Michelle Marlow
1969 - 2021
March 4, 1969
January 13, 2021
Phelifa Michelle Bowman Marlow

March 4, 1969 - January 13, 2021

Mrs. Phelifa Michelle Bowman Marlow, 51, of Hickory, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021.

Michelle was born March 4, 1969, in Caldwell County to Terry Bowman and the late Etta Marley Hildebran. She was a member of Marketplace Church in Hickory and was employed as an upholsterer in the furniture industry.

In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her grandparents, Pauline and Cromer Bowman.

Survivors include her husband, Justin Marlow; daughters, Makayla Marlow and Tosha Marlow; grandchildren, Kaylynn Pickard and Trevor Pickard; father, Terry Bowman and wife, Teressia; stepfather, Dickie Hildebran; brother, Steve Hildebran and wife, Donna; sister, Christina Hildebran Walker and husband, Jason; best friends, Dana Riordan and Myra Williamson; and a number of nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service, with the Rev. Mark Myers officiating. Interment will follow at Brookford Cemetery in Mountain View. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m., at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese, prior to the service.

Memorials may be sent in Michelle's memory to Marketplace Church, 2936 NC 127, Hickory, NC 28602.

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Published by Hickory Daily Record on Jan. 16, 2021.
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I don´t think we saw each other after elementary school but I never forgot those cute dimples and beautiful smile and the long blonde hair. We didn´t get to know each other well but she always seemed smart and so nice. So sad that such a nice girl is gone.
Cathy Vaughan
March 8, 2021
Dear Family of Michelle,
We want to express our deepest sympathy for your loss. Michelle was a wonderful caring person. She believed in hard work and planning for the future. We have been preparing her tax returns before I even bought the tax business. I so looked forward to seeing her every year to catch up on what had been happening in our lives. She was like talking to one of my sisters. We shared a lot of life's ups and downs in our lives. I pray that God provides you comfort and peace in knowing that Michelle loved God and believed that there was a better life waiting for her in Heaven! May you always cherish the time you had with her here and plan on a future together forever after this journey is over.
Karen R McDaniel
and Accounting and More Staff
Karen McDaniel
January 21, 2021
Michelle was a wonderful person and came from a wonderful family sorry for your loss will be praying for her family
Dan Deal
January 19, 2021
I'm so very sorry for your loss Michelle was a wonderful person she was so kind hearted and was a wonderful mother she was so good to my daughter taking her on vacations with Makayla i cannot believe she is gone Jason and Makayla you are in my thoughts and prayers please let me know if y'all need anything Love & Prayers
Karen Sullivan
January 19, 2021
Sorry fir the loss of such a wonderful and caring wife, mother, grandmother and all around good person. You are forever in our hearts. Thank you for being a caring soul.Praying for the family.
Katrina Mace
Family Friend
January 18, 2021
May the Peace of the Lord be with this precious family.
Alice Bolick Robinson
Family Friend
January 18, 2021
Jerry and I are so very sorry for this tragedy that has occurred in your family. Did not know Michelle personally but Terry is my first cousin. She must have been a good and sweet woman. God's bless your whole family and have peace knowing she is with God.
Linda Abernathy
January 18, 2021
I miss you so much.My heart hurts.Go be with you mom now and rest .I love you Michelle always.Charlene
Charlene Bowman
January 15, 2021
I worked with Michelle around 4 years,she was such a sweet and beautiful girl,always had a smile.
April Huskey Huskey
January 15, 2021
Michelle was one of those truly nice people who was always a joy to be around. The world will miss her.
Teresa (Trent) Watson
January 15, 2021
My heart is shattered. I am praying for all the family and friends. Michelle has been my life long friend. Every important event in my life, Michelle has been a part of. Rest in peace my dear friend.
Deanna Porch Porch
January 15, 2021
We are so very sorry for your loss. Michelle was such a sweet sweet lady. Our hearts are broken. We send our love, hugs, and prayers to you.
Jamie, Ken, & Kensleigh Payne
January 17, 2021
My heart goes out to the family, I am so so very sorry for your loss, she was such a wonderful woman who was taken too soon, she never had a bad bone in her body, never had a bad thing to say about anyone. She will be severely missed but she will never leave our hearts, I have to say Michelle you were a great person and I always got along with you will never be forgotten and always be with us.
David Pickard
Family Friend
January 17, 2021
So sorry for your loss.
Carl Burchette
January 17, 2021
I am so sorry to hear of your loss. We are praying for you during this time and the weeks following.
Ruth Petree
January 17, 2021
I´m so sorry to hear of your loss! I loved Michelle and have some very fond memories of her! She has always been a wonderful person inside and out! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family
Rachel Duncan
January 16, 2021
We are so sorry. My brother David and his wife work with you and there hearts are broken too. We all are upset how this happened to you and your family. Praying for the family. You was a sweet and kind woman who was loved by so many people.
January 16, 2021
Thinking of you with love as you climb those stairs with the lord, I will always remember the footsteps you took here on earth.qQ
Sherree Lowe
January 16, 2021