Norma June Braddy Bowen, 87


Norma June Braddy Bowen, 87, met her heavenly father and reunited with the love of her life on Thursday, July 21, 2022, peacefully in her home surrounded by her loving family. Her celebration of life was held Sunday, July 24, at 2 p.m. at Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church in Aline, with Elder Mike Newman officiating. Visitation was held Saturday, July 23, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel.

June was born in Candler Country on August 17, 1934, to James Grady and Myrtice Farmer Braddy. She graduated from Metter High School and later attended business school. Norma first worked for Dr. Henry Sparks and later joined Medical Associates as office manager when Dr. Robert L. Pence opened his practice, and worked there for decades until retirement. She attended Mt. Olive Primitive Baptist Church in Aline as a member, and in later years, attended Metter Primitive Baptist Church. Norma loved God, family, fishing, and gardening. You could find her glued to the television as an avid fan watching the Braves, Dawgs, and her soaps. Her happy place was in the garden growing and harvesting vegetables, or enjoying her flowers. She loved zinnias and grew the most beautiful ones of all varieties. Water was her all-time favorite, fishing or at the beach or river. Gathering with friends or family for meals, especially fish fries, made her happy, and she was famous for her delicious corn dodgers.

Ms. Bowen is survived by her daughter, Harriet Alicia Bowen Jones (John); sons, Robert Mikell Bowen and Fred Irvin Bowen, Jr. (Marilyn); and sister, Peggy Nell Braddy Sowell; grandchildren, John E. Jones, III “Tripp” (Alex), Bowen Reid Jones (Hope), Brooke Paige Bowen, Jerod Clay Marshall, Jacob Thomas Carpinski and Dawson Smith; great-grandchildren, Carsyn Blake Jones, Ava Reid Jones, Zoey Zuriyah Storms and Dakota Smith; and many nieces and nephews.

Remembrances may be made to Ogeechee Area Hospice in lieu of flowers.

Kennedy Funeral Homes, Hooks Chapel was in charge of arrangements.