"Well done my good and faithful servant...Enter thou into the joy of the Lord". Matthew 25:23 During the early morning hours of Sunday, July 11, 2021, Jennie Lee Hudson Bowman, entered into life everlasting surrounded by those whom she loved and treasured most in this world.
Jennie was a beautiful girl with beautiful hazel eyes and reddish hair who loved her family immensely. From a very early age, Jennie gave her life to Christ and shared that love with everyone she knew. As a devoted prayer warrior," Aunt Jennie" as she was known by her numerous nieces and nephews, spent her time each day in prayer and God's Word lifting up the needs of her family and friends. Her life of Christian devotion was an example to all of us.
Jennie Lee was born in Indiantown, South Carolina as the fourth daughter to Harry Daniel and Fannie May Galloway Hudson on November 2, 1935. She spent the beginning of her childhood in Indiantown, South Carolina and later, after the death of her father, spent the remaining part of her childhood from the age of 9 at Thornwell Home for Children in Clinton, South Carolina along with her sisters, Elise, Margie and Harriet. Her older sister, Lola, stayed behind to help care for their mother and would send the girls some spending money. Jennie would recount how she looked so forward to the letters and money that her big sister would send. Jennie graduated from Thornwell High School in 1955 and later attended cosmetology school.
Jennie spent her working life as a hairdresser and retired from the Presbyterian Home in Summerville, South Carolina. Later in life, Jennie married her true love, Mr. Robert Bowman, and together they called Summerville, South Carolina their home where they were members of the Summerville Presbyterian Church for many years. Jennie loved her church and would often invite friends to attend services with her. One of her fondest memories was when a friend entered Aunt Jennie's name in a drawing for a brand new car, and she won. She was so proud of the car that would allow her transportation to church, work and to visit her family.
Jennie loved her nieces and nephews and their families with her whole heart. Although she did not have children of her own, she loved all of us. Jennie is predeceased by her parents and her husband, Bob Bowman and her beloved sister Elise Hudson Scott and her brother-in-law, Howard Scott. She is also predeceased by her brother in law, Harry Morris.
Jennie is survived by her sisters, Lola Morris of Garden City, South Carolina, Margie Hudson Stewart (Marvin) of Asheville, North Carolina, and Harriet Hudson Walker (Max) of Stone Mountain, Georgia.; nieces, Debbie Hardee(Luke) of Aynor, South Carolina, Valerie Stewart Jones (Les) of Laurens, South Carolina, Cindy Tisdale (Richard) of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina,Cheryl Harrelson of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, Anne Scott Lane (Riley) of Clinton,South Carolina, Kathy Walker Kramer (Alex) of Vancouver, Canada, and Kerri Walker (Johny) of Tucker,Georgia: her nephews, David Scott (Julie) of Sunset, South Carolina, Mark Scott (Robin) of Chapin, South Carolina, Brian Morris (Linda) of Surfside Beach, South Carolina, and John Stewart (Traci) of Alexander, North Carolina; numerous great nephews and nieces and a special step-daughter, Linda Brown (Stephen) of Hanahan, South Carolina, and stepsons, William Bowman of Seattle, Washington, Richard Epps of Dayton, Ohio, Michael Epps of North Charleston, South Carolina and Albert Epps of Summerville, South Carolina.
A Celebration of Jennie's life will be held on Wednesday August 11, 2021 at 11:00AM at Indiantown Presbyterian Church, 4865 Hemingway Hwy, Hemingway, SC 29554.
In lieu of flowers, consider making donation in memory of Jennie Lee Bowman to: Thornwell Home For Children, 302 South Broad Street, Clinton, SC 29325 or online at www.thornwell.org.
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Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet (843.651.1440) is in charge of arrangements.