Ms. Mary E. Bowers, age 77, 500 E Mountain View Road, Johnson City, passed away Saturday, April 16, 2011, at her residence. Ms. Bowers was a native of Bristol, Virginia who had lived most of her life in Johnson City. She was the daughter of the late Robert L. and Amanda Bowers. In addition to her parents one brother, Bobby Bowers, also preceded her in death. Ms. Bowers retired from Texas Instruments as well as North Electric. She was a faithful member of Harvest Time Baptist Church where she loved playing the piano and singing in the choir. Survivors include: one sister, Carol Barker and her husband John of Piney Flats; two brothers, Harmon Bowers and his wife Isabelle of Johnson City and Rondal Bowers and his wife Jean of Gray; a sister-in-law Jackie Bowers, several nieces and nephews. The funeral service for Ms. Mary E. Bowers will be conducted at 8 PM Sunday, April 17, 2011 in the Morris-Baker South Chapel. Pastor Ron Adams and nephew Rev. Jeff Rasnick will officiate. The graveside committal service will be conducted at 2 PM Monday in the Monte Vista Memorial Park. Active pallbearers will be Caleb Rasnick, Micah Rasnick, Brock Burgess, Ben Burgess, Bryson Burgess and Brandi Hurd. Honorary pallbearers will be nephews. Ministers, family and friends are requested to meet at the funeral home by 1:30 PM Monday to go in procession. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 PM Sunday prior to the service. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorial contributions be made to Harvest Time Baptist Church, 2404 Roseberry Lane, Johnson City, Tn 37604.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    So sorry to hear about Aunt Mary. We know she is no longer in pain. We are praying for all of you. Also our church will be praying for you tomorrow. Since the obituary said to send donations to her church then we will do that instead of flowers. We love and pray for you all Bob & Carolyn Burgess

  2. Anonymous says:

    To Mary’s Family and friends We are so very sorry to hear of your loss, but knowing Mary is singing at the feet of Jesus is a blessing to all of us. She was a special Lady to me. She loved to sing of Jesus. She took the time to help me to learn to sing my own Mothers favorite Hymn. An Evening Prayer and for this I am deeply grateful as now my mother is bedfast. We will keep you all in our prayers. Steve & Kathy Renfro and family

  3. Anonymous says:

    You all are in our thoughts & prayers. If there is anything you need please call. May all your wonderful memories and knowing Mary, is in a much better place guide you through the long days & nights ahead. Our Love to You all.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Aunt Mary was one of a kind.. She was always so happy and outgoing. She never met a stranger. She loved going to church, singing in the choir, playing the piano and most of all being with her family. She was one of my brave Aunts that taught me how to drive a straight drive when I turned 16. She would do anything that we wanted to do. She’s had a rough few years and I know she’s so happy to be with her parents, brother and other family members that have already left us to be with Jesus. We are really going to miss Aunt Mary because she was such a special little lady. We will all get to be with you and rejoice together someday..I love you Aunt Mary!! You’re the best! )

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