New Kent Charles City Chronicle

News for New Kent County and Charles City County, Virginia | July 2, 2020

Emma L. Bowery

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Emma L. Bowery, 82, of Quinton, passed away peacefully at her home on Dec. 10, 2019.

Emma could often be found at her home at White Oak Farm cutting grass, which was a favorite pastime. She also loved decorating her home and yard with lights for Christmas. Emma was a long-time dedicated member of Emmaus Baptist Church, where she served in many capacities.

Emma was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Charles “Buddy” R. Bowery Sr.; her parents, Irvin and Mary Kirby; two brothers, Marshall Roy and Louis A. Kirby; and a sister, Mary Lou Cauthorne.

She is survived by her four children, Cathy Theimer Davis (Vin) of Eltham, Susan Theimer Thomas-Bergerard of Quinton, retired U.S. Army Colonel Charles R. Bowery Jr. (Mary Ann) of Washington D.C., and Leighann Bowery of Gordonsville; four grandchildren, Brian, Amy, Everette, and Jessica; eight great-grandchildren; one sister, Betty Bowery (Bill) of Quinton; and longtime friend and hair stylist for over 40 years, Linda Rose.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Vincent Funeral Home, 9923 Pocahontas Trail, Providence Forge, VA, with interment following at Emmaus Baptist Church. The family received friends on Friday, Dec. 13, 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Emmaus Baptist Church Youth Fund or Emmaus Memorial Association, P.O. Box 533, Quinton, VA, 23141.

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