Melissa Ann Bowers

Published 10:28 pm Thursday, July 25, 2019

Melissa Ann Bowers, 58, of Washington, D.C., was granted her angel wings Sunday, July 21, 2019. Melissa touched so many lives with her beautiful smile, and she loved playing tennis.

Melissa was a 1978 graduate of Windsor High School and went on to further her education, achieving her Master of Business Administration. Melissa was baptized and joined Shiloh Baptist Church at an early age. Melissa retired from the City of Virginia Beach and was currently employed at Metro in Washington, D.C., where she was highly respected by her fellow co-workers.

She was predeceased in death by her father, Theodore R. Bowers Sr.; brother, Theodore R. Bowers Jr.; maternal grandmother, Daisy Sumblin; paternal grandmother, Ollie Bowers.

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She leaves to cherish her memories; her mother, Mariah Bowers, of Windsor; five brothers, Todd Bowers (Janet), of Suffolk, Mark Bowers, of Brandywine, Md., Jeffrey Chase, of Chesapeake, Lamonte Addison, of Smithfield, and Culon Dashiell, of Baltimore, Md.; two sisters, Donya Clark (Vernon), of Chesapeake, and Andrea Houston (Reubin), of Chesapeake; a goddaughter (niece), Chelsea Wood; nieces, Daisha Clark and Deajah Clark, of Chesapeake; three nephews, Theodore Chapman (Princess), of Miami, Fla., Todd Waters (Chante), of Windsor, and Dominique Whitehurst, of Atlanta, Ga.; a host of other relatives and friends.

A celebration of life will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Shiloh Baptist Church, 9000 Firetower Road, Windsor. She will be laid to rest in Nansemond-Suffolk Cemetery. Professional services with dignity have been entrusted to Crocker Funeral Home Inc.