A Celebration of Life service for Pastor Edward Bowen of Greenwood, formerly of Indianola, was held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, at New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, Itta Bena.
Pastor Bowen, 71, died Wednesday, June 19, 2019 at his home.
The family received friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Dillon Funeral Home, Indianola, which was in charge of arrangements. There was also a visitation one hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the church.
Burial was in Riverside Memorial Gardens.
Pastor Charlie Smith officiated at the service.
Mr. Bowen is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Ethel Marie Bowen of Itta Bena; two sons, Gregory Bowen of Jackson and Detrick Bowen of Greenwood; four brothers, Dempsey (Laverne) Bowen Jr. of South Holland, Illinois, Early (Sara) Bowen of Cypress, Texas, Darryl (Wanda) Bowen of Terry and Donald Ray (Barbara) Sims of Greenville; seven sisters, Clementine Simmons of Greenville, Texas, Margaret Jones and Ammie (Willie) Hicks, both of Jackson, Leroise (Reginald) Lindsey of Hattiesburg, Tyna Bowen and Betty (Tom) Petty, both of Indianola, and Shirley (Herschell) Epps of La Place, La.; one grandchild, Octavious Freeman of Itta Bena; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.