Cordelius D. Bowman

December 15, 2015

Bowman, Cordelius Obituary

On Wednesday, December 15, 2015 our beloved transitioned from labor to reward.

Cordelius D. Bowman affectionately known as Connie, was born July 23rd 1945 in Cleveland, Ohio to the late Eddie and Esther Austin. Connie was an Army brat who traveled across the world with her parents as a young child. However, she spent most of her high school years in Germany where her vocal prowess lead her to release a hit single at the ripe age of 16. Off the heels of the release of her single, her father was stationed back to the United States. Connie continued to sing weekly on a local talent show in the Chicago area in the 1950s. While living in Cleveland she met and married her first husband, the father of her children.

Connie being a devoted daughter, followed her parents to Washington, D.C. where she found her passion in accounting and in the food service industry. Connie served as a food service administrator supervisor for many years until her retirement in 2002. Connie other passion was for growing fruits and vegetables in her garden, which she shared with her neighbors and friends; and She also loved greeting and speaking to everyone who walked down her street as she set on her porch daily.

At an early age Connie accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. Her favorite Gospel group was the Hawkins family. As a member of Trinidad Baptist Church, she was introduced to the late Rev. Dr. Isaac Alston, Pastor. Several years later, after visiting Pastor Alston at Bright Light Baptist Church, she was embraced by the Bright Light church family and one member in particular, the late William Charlie Bowman Sr., whom captured her heart. William Charlie Bowman, Sr. and Cordelius Carr were married May 4, 1996.

Her love for the Lord led her to serve on several ministries’ such as the Senior Choir, Pastor’s Choir, Flower Club, Senior Saints, and the Missionary Society. She was often seen at Bible Study and Sunday school where she would offer words of wisdom and pass out hugs and smiles to all she encountered.

Connie leaves to morn her three children Darrell Carr, Monique Burgess, Antoine Carr and her affectionately loved stepchildren, Paul Bowman, William Charlie Bowman, Jr., Calvin Bowman, Sr., Johnnie Bowman, Pamela Bowman, Essie (Nhamdi) Bowman-Onyeansusi, and Michelle (David) Bowman-Ross. She also leaves behind a host of grandchildren and great children, godchildren, nieces and nephews and close family friends.




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December 23, 2015
10:00 a.m.

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Bright Light Baptist Church

7300 New Hampshire Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
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December 23, 2015
11:00 a.m.

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Bright Light Baptist Church

7300 New Hampshire Avenue
Takoma Park, MD 20912
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December 23, 2015

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George Washington Memorial Cemetery

9500 Riggs Road
Adelphi, MD 20783
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