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Mullins & Thompson Funeral Service

1621 Jefferson Davis Highway, Fredericksburg, VA

OBITUARY

Nelson Rickey Bowler

February 26, 1958September 2, 2019
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Nelson Rickey Bowler was born was on February 26, 1958 in Crewe, Virginia to the late Julia Lee Stith and James Bowler, Jr. Nelson accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and was baptized at First Nottoway Baptist Church in Crewe. He was educated in the Nottoway County school system. Nelson was employed as a painter, truck driver, paver and most recently construction worker. Nelson was preceded in death by his mother Julia Lee Stith, his daughter Towonya Jackson and his brother Walter Bowler. Nelson was well-known and respected by many. He was a caring and giving person. He enjoyed football, basketball, and going to the race track. He was a die-hard 49ers fan and you could always count on him to place his bets. He was known for his great smile and contagious laughter. One of his favorite sayings was “Don’t do as I do….do as I say do”. A few of his favorite songs are: “Before I Let Go” by Frankie Beverly and “Put on Your Red Dress” by Johnnie Gill. Nelson was a great friend, brother, cousin, father, uncle and Pa Pa. He leaves to cherish his memory, wife Audrey Bowler; father James Bowler, Jr.; step-father Benjamin Stith, Jr.; son Dontae Bowler; three daughters, Cheyenne Patten, Eureka Wallace (William) and Charmaine Rather; two brothers, Alonzo Bowler (Cheryl) and Benjamin Stith (Carrie); one sister Angela Delaney (Steven); mother-in-law, Christabell Williams; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Ferguson and Cheryl Bowler; brothers-in-law, Darnell Ferguson, Clinton Ferguson (Linda) and Steven Delaney; son-in-law William Wallace; five aunts, one uncle, eleven grandchildren and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

  • FAMILY

  • He leaves to cherish his memory, wife Audrey Bowler; father James Bowler, Jr.; step-father Benjamin Stith, Jr.; son Dontae Bowler; three daughters, Cheyenne Patten, Eureka Wallace (William) and Charmaine Rather; two brothers, Alonzo Bowler (Cheryl) and Benjamin Stith (Carrie); one sister Angela Delaney (Steven); mother-in-law, Christabell Williams; sisters-in-law, Phyllis Ferguson and Cheryl Bowler; brothers-in-law, Darnell Ferguson, Clinton Ferguson (Linda) and Steven Delaney; son-in-law William Wallace; five aunts, one uncle, eleven grandchildren and host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ronell Allen
  • Leroy Hudson
  • Vincent Anderson
  • Charles Lumpkin
  • Soloman Lumpkin
  • James Fauntleroy
  • Joby Coakley, Honorary
  • Ray Anderson, Honorary
  • Robert Parker, Honorary

Services

  • Visitation Friday, September 6, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 7, 2019

Memories

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Karen Allen

September 10, 2019

On Behalf of the Allen Family, Nelson you will be greatly missed. Rest in Peace❤
Michael, Kenneth & Karen

Debbie Smith

September 8, 2019

Always and Forever...........

Ronnie Marshall

September 7, 2019

Family of Nelson, I’ve know Nelson for quit awhile and I consider him a good friend. He will be surely missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time.

Michelle Gorham

September 7, 2019

Michelle Gorham

September 7, 2019

Life will. Ever be the same without you but I know you still got my back from heaven! I’m

Teresa Cole

September 6, 2019

Until We Meet Again My Friend ~

sandra Barkley

September 6, 2019

my heartfelt condolences and prayers are with the family.

Darlinee Johnson

September 6, 2019

Dear Nelson, I Love you and am saddened deeply by your death. I will miss you. Thank you so much for allowing me into your family, inviting me into your home and your heart, celebrating Cheyenne's birthdays. Letting her spend the nigh at my house, letting us take her on the boat! You didn't know me from Adam and you trusted me with your precious Daughter. I will be forever grateful that I knew you, forever thankful that you loved Jayden and Priscilla like they were your own. I will cherish your memory and promise to be there for Cheyenne should she need a shoulder to cry on, a place to go for comfort! Rest in Peace my Friend, Love Darlinee

Wanda Dyson

September 5, 2019

On behalf of the Dyson Family we send our heartfelt condolences to the family of Nelson Bowler. Rest In Peace Nelson.
Love Wanda, Layne & Al

Sarah Brooks

September 5, 2019

You were such a beautiful, kind, loving & caring man..never in my LIFE have I met a man such as you..Football/basketball will never be the same for me..Every Red car that passes by, I will always think of you..You taught and showed me so many things, and a different way of thinking. You are SO BADLY MISSED already!! Heaven has gained another Angel, that is for sure. Anything I can do, I will be here..Until we meet again My Friend, LOVE ALWAYS!!
Sarah

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