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Freedom Baptist Church
Thursday September 22nd, 2022

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Wilkerson Funeral Home and Crematory
Wednesday September 21st, 2022
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Mt. Carmel United Methodist Church
Thursday September 22nd, 2022

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Martha Miller Bowman

Martha Miller Bowman, 84, of Reidsville, took her heavenly journey on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at the Rockingham County Gibson Hospice House.

Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Thursday, September 22, 2022 at Freedom Baptist Church with Pastor Ronnie Warner officiating.  Burial will follow at Mt. Carmel Methodist Church Cemetery.  The family will receive friends at Wilkerson Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 21st from 7:00 – 9:00 PM and other times at the home.

Martha was born in Rockingham County to the late Dave and Florence Witty Miller.  She had a very strong faith in God and was an active member at Freedom Baptist Church.  She was a loving wife, mother, stepmother, and grandmother. Martha, affectionally known as “Nannie” adored her family and spending time with them, especially for family gatherings.  She was a great cook and was especially known for her banana pudding. Martha loved dressing up, makeup, jewelry, perfume, going out to eat, family games, vacations, sweets and eating!

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her son, Keith Dwayne Smith; daughter, Wanda Smith Moricle; grandsons, Michael and Matt Smith; step granddaughter, Anna Moore; step grandson, Ethan Hopkins; 3 sisters and 3 brothers.

She is survived by her husband, Marvin E. Bowman of the home; son, Ernie Smith (Karen); daughter, Peggy Doman (John); stepson, Steve Bowman (Lisa); step daughters, Lisa B. Moore (Mark), Cynthia B. Bender (Jeff); 14 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; sister, Joanne Southard; son-in-law, Wendy Moricle (Sarah); sister-in-law, Inez Miller; numerous nieces and nephews and special niece, Shelia Daniels.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, P.O. Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375. 

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Terrie F Johnson Sep 24 2022 10:03 PM

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Ed and Debbie Medley Sep 21 2022 10:49 PM

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Wendy McDaniel Sep 21 2022 10:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Martha Bowman

Adam and Susan French Sep 21 2022 10:08 PM

Ernie, so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you,

Joyce H Stanley Sep 21 2022 8:20 PM

I will truly miss you at church and Sunday school. I will keep each of you in my thoughts and prayers. May God give you comfort and peace until you meet again.

Mary Jane Wilson Sep 21 2022 5:45 PM

Peggy I’m so sorry for your loss prayers for you and your family

Sylvia Sep 21 2022 2:57 PM

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