Mrs. Marie Doyle Bowen of Emporia VA, passed away on April 29, 2019 at the age of 88. Mrs. Bowen was born on November 4, 1930 in Greensville County, VA. She was a retired operator for Weldon Mills.

She is preceded in death by her mother and father, Mattie Pair and Younger Doyle, her husband, Johnny Pascal Bowen, brothers, Willie “Baw” Doyle, Elwood Doyle, Jerry Doyle, Jimmy Doyle, and sisters, Mabel Boykin and Elaine Gregory. She is survived by her son, Gary P. Bowen (Lynette) of Bonita Springs, FL, her daughter, Nancy B. Pernell of Emporia, VA, sister, Ann Anglin of Emporia, VA, grandchildren, John Pernell of Charlottesville, VA, and Mathew Pernell of Emporia VA, and several nieces and nephews, along with special friends and caregivers, Rachael Allen and Ella B. Powell.

A visitation will be held on Saturday, May 4, 2019, at Independence United Methodist Church from 3 P.M. to 4 P.M. A funeral service will follow the visitation starting at 4 P.M. with Rev. Jeaux Simmons officiating. Interment will be held at the church cemetery.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Independence United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund or Emporia-Greensville Vol. Rescue Squad.

Online condolences may be made to www.echolsfuneralhome.com