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Mary Sarie Keely Bowman

Mary Sarie Keely Bowman

Mary Sarie Keely Bowman, 81, a beloved wife and mother passed away on September 25, 2018. She was born in Water View to Ocie Shelton and Carlyle Frederick Keely Sr., and was a lifelong resident of Middlesex County. Sarie was the mother of three children and was preceded in death by her oldest son, Vernon Duval Robins Jr. (Robin).  

She is survived by her devoted husband, Leland Roy Bowman Jr.; son, Jeffery Keith Robins; daughter, Jacqueline Renee Robins Gilman (Chris); two sisters, Elizabeth Hamilton and Lydia Kirkland; and two brothers, Carlyle Frederick Keely Jr. and Fred Shelton Keely. She was grandmother to four grandchildren, Brandon Christopher Robins (Julie), Stephen Tyler Robins, Jarred Scott Robins, and James Christopher Gilman Jr.; and 3 great-grandchildren. 

Mrs. Bowman was the former Deputy to the Commissioner of the Revenue for Middlesex County, the first woman appointed to the Middlesex County School Board and the first female chair of the board. She was a talented artist, seamstress and homemaker. Her creativity and good works were known to many. She was a member of Urbanna Baptist Church and a former member of Forest Chapel United Methodist Church and member of the Kiwanis Club of Middlesex. 

A celebration of her life will be held at Urbanna Baptist Church on Saturday, October 20, at 11 a.m. 

Memorial gifts may be made to Urbanna Baptist Church, P.O. Box 416, Urbanna, VA 23175; Forest Chapel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 425, Saluda, VA 23149; or a charity of your choosing. Arrangements by Faulkner Funeral Homes, Bristow-Faulkner Chapel, Saluda.

posted 10.03.2018

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