Betty Sue Bowling

September 4, 1933April 23, 2021

Betty Sue Bowling was born September 4, 1933 in Monroe, WV, to the late Hurdle and Eva England. After living a long life for 87 years, she crossed over peacefully April 23, 2021 at Gordon Hospice House in Statesville surrounded by her loving family.

Betty was loved by many and will be remembered for her abounding love for her family and friends. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and a dedicated Christian. She attended Cochran Street Baptist Church and later became a member of Front Street Baptist Church in Statesville. She also volunteered at Iredell Memorial Hospital as a “Pink Lady”.

Betty was married to SFC William Ryder Bowling for 50 years, who preceded her in death. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Bowling; grandson Rocky Wilson; brothers, Charles England, Gene England, Joe England; sisters, Rose Weed and Patricia Shoemaker.

Betty leaves to cherish her memories of life four daughters, Carol Weed (Ronald), Vickie Amessa (Adrian), Mildred Bowling, and Dianna Campbell (Chaz); eight grandchildren, Wendy Willard, John Weed, Crystal Todd, Denton Melvin, Megan Shuttler, Jayce Bowling, Lathan Campbell and Skyler Bowling; six great grandchildren, William Wood, Jerica Wood, Savannah Weed, Kane Harris, Dustin Weed, and Madison Heye; brothers, Leroy England, Randolph England, and Larry England; sisters, Shirley McCall and Brenda Dishman; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A private graveside will be held on Monday, April 26, 2021 at Iredell Memorial Gardens officiated by the Rev. Tim Stutts. A receiving of friends will be held from 4:00 until 6:00 PM on Sunday, April 25 at Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home. Face masks and social distancing protocols are still being observed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Purple Heart Homes, PO Box 5535, Statesville, NC 28687.

Condolences may be sent to the family online at .

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the care of Mrs. Bowling and her family.


  • Purple Heart Homes


  • Receiving of Friends

    Sunday, April 25, 2021

  • Private Graveside

    Monday, April 26, 2021


Betty Sue Bowling

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Wanda Eubanks

May 3, 2021

I just saw your Moms obituary and wanted to tell you how very sorry I am for your loss. It isn't easy to loose your Mom. I will pray for peace and comfort for you and your family.
You might not know me married name I was Wanda Moose. I remember us having some some times growing up.
Hope you are doing well.

Virginia Costner

April 25, 2021

Betty always loved spending time with the family. She loved to see all the grandkids and they planned family vacations every summer. Vickie took Charley every year and Chase later on, we spent some fun times with the Bowling family. Betty always sent cards for our family events and Christmas. We will remember her as a kind, thoughtful, and sweet Christian lady who loved her family and enjoyed making memories. Rest In Peace with your Heavenly Father!!

Elaine Stadtfeld

April 24, 2021

Aunt Betty will be greatly missed. She was always a shining light to everyone. Our love and prayers go out to all the family.

In deepest sympathy
George and Elaine Stadtfeld