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Lillian ‘Annette’ Bowman, Midlothian, Va.

Published July 3rd, 2011 12:36 am

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. — Lillian “Annette” Kimbro Bowman, 81, passed from this life to eternally live with God and those loved ones who passed before her on June 16, 2011, in Midlothian, VA.
Annette is survived by her four sons and daughters-in-law, Wade and Leslie Bowman, of Richmond, VA, Stephen and Lisa Bowman, of Woodstock, GA, Phillip and Deborah Bowman, of Marietta, GA, Edgar and Leanne Bowman, of Richmond VA; her brother and sister-in-law, Dr. Exall Kimbro and Clara Kimbro of Mt. Airy, MD; and twelve grandchildren.
Her sister, Dorothy “Jane” Kimbro Wells Crockett, preceded her in death.
Annette’s life is celebrated and she will be remembered as a loving mother to her children and minister’s wife to her late husband, Rev. Sidney Sheltman Bowman, whom she was devotedly married to for 53 years and has been reunited with this day.
Annette was born on July 1, 1929, to Exall Law Kimbro and Lucille Elizabeth Knowles in Monticello, AR. She attended Randolph-Macon Women’s College then earned a Master’s degree from Old Dominion University.
Annette was an educator of children, serving in the capacity of teacher and elementary school principal for over 25 years in Virginia and Tennessee. The well-being and education of all children defined Annette along with her never-ending Christian faith.
She will be missed and remembered with fondness.
A memorial service will be held at Heritage Presbyterian Church, Acworth, GA, on Sunday, July 17, 2011, at 3:00 PM.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established with Heritage Presbyterian Church and will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital.