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Annie Louise (Garrison) Bowden

Born: Sun., Mar. 17, 1940
Died: Sun., Jun. 17, 2018

Public Viewing

11:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Fri., Jun. 22, 2018
Location: Harris Funeral Home


10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Jun. 23, 2018
Location: Leah Richter Levin Memorial Auditorium

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Jun. 23, 2018
Location: Leah Richter Levin Memorial Auditorium

Interment following funeral service

1:00 PM Sat., Jun. 23, 2018
Location: Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery

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MRS. ANNIE LOUISE GARRISON BOWDEN, 78 of MOUNT GILEAD, NC,  passed away Sunday, June 17, 2018 at Atrium North East Medical Center in Concord, NC.

Funeral Services will be held 11:00  am Saturday, June 23, 2018 at the Leah Richter Levin Memorial Auditorium, 102 S. School Street, Mount Gilead, NC 27306.

Interment  will follow in the Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery, Mount Gilead, NC. 

Family visitation will be one hour prior to the service.  A public viewing will be from 11:00 am  to  7: 00 pm Friday June 22, 2018  at Harris  Funeral Home & Cremations of Mount Gilead, NC whom  is serving the Bowden, Garrison and extended family.

Annie was the 13th child born to the late Reverend Lorenzo and Mary Alice Barrow Garrison on Sunday, March 17, 1940 in Pamplico County, NC (Bayboro.) NC

Annie was reared in Bayboro, NC, where she attended the Pamplico County School System.  After graduating, she left home and moved to Red Bank, NJ., to join her other siblings 

While in Red Bank, She attended Pilgrim Baptist Church and worked at Lerner's Department Store.  Annie later met the love of her life, Bobby Bowden.  They got married December 24, 1960 and moved back to North Carolina.

She became an active member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church where she was a Deaconess, Sunday School Secretary and an active member of the Pee Dee Association.

Annie loved participating in the local fashion shows, wowing the audiences with the latest fashions.  She never met a stranger.  She was seamstress working with Gilead Manufacturing and American Lockstitch until she retired.  She was a community activist, working with the Concerned Parents Club, Oakridge Chapter #547 Order of the Eastern Stars and Highland Community Center.

Annie was predeceased by four sisters, Emma, Willie, Neva and Dorothy and three brothers, Herman, Lorenzo and Walter.

Annie leaves cherished memories to a loving husband of 58 years, Bobby Lawrence Bowden, Sr., Two devoted sons, Bobby Jr.(Doris) of Winterville, NC and Rodney (special friend, Cathy Wester) of Mt. Gilead, NC; four grands, Lamont, Keisha, Joshua and Jessika;  four great-grandchildren, Javar, Matthew, Mary Jane, and Rassal; three brothers, Charles Garrison( Delores) and Jesse Garrison (Mattie) of Red Bank, NJ, and Phillip Garrison of Kinston, NC,,;  three sisters,  Mary Boynton of Richmond, VA, Catherine " Kitty," Hamilton (Alphonso) of Staunton, VA and Eva G. Davis of Kinston, NC; in-laws, Billy Bowden, Alton McCoy, Doris (,Rev. Lonnie ) Cole, JoAnn (Jim) Leake, all of Mt. Gilead, NC, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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E. Bennett
   Posted Mon June 18, 2018
To the family of Mrs. Annie Louise Bowden: I am so sorry for your loss. The bible is our only holy for comfort. At Revelation 2:4 it says that death will soon no longer threaten the human family. John 5:28-29 is a promised from God to restore those we lose in death back to a paradise earth Psalm 37:11-29. May these scripture give you hope and comfort.

Bill Lefler
   Posted Tue June 19, 2018

I am so sorry to hear about Ms. Annie. She was such a nice lady and always so friendly to me.

Bill Lefler

   Posted Wed June 20, 2018
Mrs. Bowden was a wonderful person, she and her husband always welcomed us into their home and treated us like we were part of the family. During my grandfathers illness and passing they were always one of the first to show up, Mrs. Bowden will be dearly missed.

Jason Wall (Grandson of Rev. Roosevelt Wall)

Willie Shepard
   Posted Wed June 20, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Dennis and Ruth Shepard .

To Rodney and family My God give you comfort during this difficult time. Know that we love you and praying for you all. Sincerely, Dennis and Ruth Shepard Jacksonville NC

Annie Battle
   Posted Wed June 20, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Pastor Battle and The Way of the Cross Church Ministries.

To family of Annie Bowden( c/o Bob Bowden) From Pastor Battle and The Way of the Cross Ministries Church Family Praying for you and your family in the time of of your loss. May the God of all comfort surround you with His peace.

Lynn Haywood Parnell
   Posted Thu June 21, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Annie's passing. She was a wonderful woman and I loved her dearly. My prayers of comfort and peace will be with you all.

Keiana Corprew
   Posted Thu June 21, 2018

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by Thomas and Keiana Corprew.

To Mr. Bowden and family, Praying for your comfort and peace during this time. Please know that we are here for you if you need us. Love, The Corprew Family

Nichelle Davis
   Posted Thu June 21, 2018
To the Bowden family, praying that God will give your family strength & comfort during your time of bereavement. From Nichelle Davis & family!!!!

Laula Credle Allen
   Posted Thu June 21, 2018
Words Can't Come. My Loss As Well As Yours. Always my friend.


Love Always,

Laula Credle Allen

Delores and Doug Tyson
   Posted Fri June 22, 2018
To Bobby Jr, Doris and the entire family..You are all in my prayers and I am so sorry to hear of the transition of your mother. God will see you through this difficult time, just call on him and keep the Faith. I am praying for your strength and for HIS word to comfort you all.

Teresa Jones Badger
   Posted Sat June 23, 2018
The Jones-Badger family wishes to relay our deepest sympathies on the passing of Cousin Annie. I'll always remember her pleasant smile and sweet demeanor. I looked forward to school reunions because that's when we'd get our "gab" going. God bless you all. Rest in peace Cousin Annie.

   Posted Tue June 26, 2018
I hope the prayer of Jesus Christ to his heavenly father at John 17:1-26 will bring comfort to your family during this sad and difficult time.

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