Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home

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Mary Alva Fowler

October 17, 1929October 4, 2019

Mary Alva Fowler, 89, of Statesville, passed away on October 4, 2019. A native of Wake County, North Carolina, she was the daughter of the late Joseph Whitfield Fowler and Myrtle Lee Kempson Fowler. She was a member of St. Peter’s Anglican Church. She was also a retired Nurse Anesthetist.

Surviving Mary are her daughters, Aleyda Rodriguez (Roberto) of Statesville and Tracy Fowler of Cornelius. Four granddaughters, Brittany Fowler of Statesville, Abby Fowler of Cornelius, Isabella Rodriguez of Statesville and Reina Rodriguez of Statesville; a great-granddaughter, Journey Fowler of Cornelius; and a special canine companion, Albert, also survive her.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, October 11, 2019 at St. Peter’s Anglican Church at 2:00 PM with the Rev. Don Fultz officiating.

Condolences may be left online for the Fowler family at http://www.bunchjohnsonfuneralhome.com

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


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Eva Kiser

October 10, 2019

Aleyda, Tracy and family:
It was an honor to call Mary my friend. She was the stongest woman in body and her faith that I had the pleasure of knowing.
She was a great friend to my Mother for many years.
May God give you comfort and peace in the coming days.

Eva and Kermit Kiser

Bishop Jerry Ogles

October 9, 2019

MY heartfelt condolences to the Family of Mary Fowler - a precious member of St. Peter's Anglican Church in Statesville. On my yearly, and semi-yearly, visits to Statesville for Communion Services, Mary always was present even when she was suffering pain from her illnesses that plagued her in her latter years.
Mary shared many of her heart-felt spiritual concerns with me over the years but always concluded with the strong faith in her trust in Christ that expelled all doubt. She loved both man and creature. My visits will always be shaded by the absence of Mary in her wheelchair in the last row at St. Peter's. Her love lives on with her soul that is with Christ today.

cheryl and Jim Kniffen

October 9, 2019

I remember meeting Mary in 2008... I photographed Mary at her home where she showed me her lovely garden. Mary had the most beautiful butterfly tree, humming birds and always with her was her beloved dog..

Together we had a lovely photo session. When I moved back to Statesville, she was a big help in getting my name out for my business.

Mary you will be missed... and say a big hello to Betty... as you both sing in heaven... together.

Love, Cheryl and Jim

Cinder Carroll

October 9, 2019

Mary was a true woman of God, teaching all of her family what that means throughout her life as well as many other women. She was a great encourager to me and many others. She will be greatly missed. She and my mother were great friends over many, many years. She will be missed, I love you Mary.

abaigail fowler

October 8, 2019

Nana, Oh how I loved your spunky humorous personality! Not only that but the love and loyalty u always gave unconditionally to others. My favorite memory or special moment I will forever remember would have to be when I was a little girl under the age of 12 u would always give me orange tic taks and purple grapes I will never know why but I never did wounder because everything u did for me I cherished and I will carry on for eternity I love u Nana u are forever in my heart and Journeys favorite great grandmother the smile of u holding her in your arms is absolutely breath taking I couldn’t be more grateful to of had that moment in this time!! Fly high Nana forever loved and missed with God u must be ♥️

Tracy Fowler

October 7, 2019

One of my many special memories mom is that you always loved me unconditionally, no matter what messes I got myself in, you never judged me, you just allowed me to be myself and just loved me. And, I will always remember you asking me how my day was going and how my work day was, meant so much. And always made sure I knew you were praying for me, Abby, and Journey. Thank you Mom, love you forever and always. Much anticipation seeing you again soon ❤️