Sadie Bernice Bowman

January 4, 1930September 27, 2010

Sadie Bernice Bowman, 80, known lovingly as GeeGee, passed away on Monday, September 27, 2010 in a local hospital. She was born in Toro, LA and lived in Westlake most of her life. She was the 8th of 13 children. She was a member of Gateway Church of God. She retired as a school bus driver for Calcasieu Parish. She was an accomplished quilter, having made and given quilts to many friends and family. She was an active worker in her church. GeeGee was a loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. GeeGee is survived by her daughters, Shirley D. Martin of Tulsa, OK, Mary Book and husband, Barney of Westlake; sons, Charles R. Bowman of Westlake; sisters, Armedia Taylor, Eulah Marie Chaney, Isabelle Eaves, Velma Ceilestia Terrell, Carolann Bowman and Alma Erwin; brother, Alvin Marze; 8 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bob Bowman; parents, James D. and Odessa Marze; sisters, Verler Mae, Josie and Roxie and brothers, Archie and Everett. Her funeral will be 2 p.m. Thursday, September 30, 2010 at Gateway Church of God in Moss Bluff. Burial will be in Magnolia Cemetery in Westlake. Visitation will be at Hixson Funeral Home of Westlake from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday and will resume at the church on Thursday at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Westlake Church of God for Operation Christmas Child or Gateway Church of God in Moss Bluff for the development of the Youth Building. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at


  • Visitation Wednesday, September 29, 2010
  • Funeral Service Thursday, September 30, 2010

Sadie Bernice Bowman

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November 7, 2010

Nickie Brewer

November 5, 2010

Shirley, Charles, & Frances, Your mother came into my life when I was very young. She has always been such a dear person to me and a leaning post when I needed it. She has been such a faithful aunt, friend and neighbor. Her love for everyone was alway so strong and it always showed that her faith was paramount for all that knew her. I miss her but will always cherish the good times we had together especially camping and family get togethers. God Bless her and you all. Nickie Brewer

heila Bodin

October 19, 2010

My prayers will be with your mom and your family.
Sheila McFarlain Bodin


October 15, 2010

I received an e-mail from Barbara Foy about your mother. I always thought your mother was one of the finest ladies that I have ever been around. I am sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family.
Rodney Bankens

Charlotte Palmer

October 15, 2010

Your mom was my bus driver for all of my jr hi and high school years in Westlake. She always had a ready smile for each of us as we boarded her bus. Not only was she my bus driver, she was also a friend. She came to the hospital waiting room and prayed and stayed with our family as my husband underwent colon cancer surgery. Her presence was so comforting and I will never forgot her for being willing pray warrior! My sympathies to you and your family. Ms. Sadie will be greatly missed. Charlotte Landry Palmer

teresa and ron banks

October 4, 2010

Shirley, Our thoughts and prayers for strength are with you and your family. She was a good lady and I love the recipe she left me some time ago when we first met. We always enjoyed seeing her.

LaVere and Beth Soper

October 4, 2010

Shirley, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time of sadness at the loss of your mother. May you be strengthened and comforted by family, friends and our Lord. With much love, LaVere and Beth

Stacey Smart

October 1, 2010

Stacey Smart

October 1, 2010

I love you so much Aunt Sadie. RIP

September 29, 2010


I'm so sorry to hear of the loss of your grandmother. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

May God bless and comfort each of you.

Cindy Smith