Dorothy Bowman

Dorothy Bowman

Saturday, November 9th, 1929 - Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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Funeral services celebrating the life of Dorothy Angeline (Bates) Grant Bowman of West Monroe, LA will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, December 14, 2019 at Straight Bayou Baptist Church in Anguilla, MS. Interment will follow at Straight Bayou Baptist Church Cemetery. Cremation arrangements were made by Griffin Funeral Home of West Monroe, LA.

Dorothy Bowman was born November 9, 1929 in Mississippi and passed from this life on December 5, 2019 at the age of 90 in West Monroe, LA. She was the daughter of Charley Madison Bates and Maggie Lou Partin Bates. She was the last of 6 sisters in her family: Hazel Maedelle Tisdell, Lillian Christine Rucks, Ocie Mae Diffey, Lois Lucille Lyles, and Mary Beatrice Cooper. Dorothy Bowman was a member of Hand Baptist Church in Bay Minette, AL. After her husband Howard passed away in January 14, 2018, she moved to Rosemont Assisted Living in West Monroe, LA and attended church services there. She worked at two theaters, a dress shop and Saint Francis Hospital in Monroe, LA as a nurse’s aid on the pediatric floor for 15 years until her retirement. She enjoyed making nylon gowns, flowers, and playing cards and board games on Friday nights.

Dorothy married Lawrence Grant Jr. on May 28, 1946 in Yazoo City, MS at the age of 16. They had an angel baby born in 1947, then a caring son named Mitchel Dewane (fiancée Hazel Thorne) Grant was born on October 6, 1948 in Cary, MS. She later married Howard Leroy Bowman on July 10, 1982 in Monroe, LA at the age of 52. She gained loving stepchildren: Dawn (Rick) Fischer and Barry (Rusty) Bowman.

Mitchel Dewane Grant and former wife Omega Ford married and had 3 children: Melinda Delane, Belinda Dawn, and Mitchel Lawrence. Belinda Dawn married George Michael Daniels and they had a daughter named Melinda Anne Daniels and live in Calhoun, LA. Melinda Delane passed away young in a train accident, and Mitchel Lawrence has 3 children: Mitchel Lawrence Grant Jr. and Audri Ann Murphy who lives in Marshall, TX, and Grabiel Emmitt Grant who lives in West Monroe, LA.

Dawn (Rick) Fischer had 2 children: Kym Fischer Youngren and her children are Max and Emerson and they live in Boulder, CO. Her other daughter Kelly Fischer Donohue and her children are Riley, Kennedy and Kayley and they live in Brookfield, WI. Barry (Rusty) Bowman lives in Santa Cruz, CA.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, December 14th, 2019 10:00am
    Straight Bayou Baptist Church
    157 Church St.
    ANGUILLA, MS 38721
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  • Interment

    Straight Bayou Baptist Church Cemetery
    157 Church St.
    ANGUILLA, MS 38721
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Kathy Grant Yelverton

Posted at 12:14pm
I am sorry to hear of Aunt Dorothy's passing away. I am not going to be able to attend services at Straight Bayou Baptist Church Saturday for I am working 12 hours. Please let me know if I can do anything for you all. I have great/fun memories of her when I was growing up and came to visit she and Uncle Lawrence.

Judy Wilson Kashnet

Posted at 05:24pm
Mitchell and family... I'm so sorry for your loss! You're momma was a special sweet, kind, soft spoken woman. She sent lots of time at our house and I have many special memories of her.

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