John Franklin Bowens Jr.

July 22, 1940 ~ December 19, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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John Bowens Jr. Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of John Franklin Bowens Jr., affectionately known as "Frank”, who peacefully departed this world on December 19, 2023. Born on July 22, 1940, in Charleston, South Carolina, Frank was the beloved son of the late John and Carrie Bowens.

Frank's journey led him to White Plains, New York, where he met and married, Barbara Jean Fonville. From their union, they were blessed with two children, Gary and Sindi.

A pillar in the White Plains community, Frank was a successful businessman, owning several neighborhood stores and rental properties. His presence, warm smile, and welcoming nature was felt by all. Frank had a passion for cooking, sports, and playing cards, and he often used those interests to bring joy and laughter to those around him.

Upon retirement, Frank relocated to Lawrenceville, Georgia, to be closer to his daughter and granddaughters. In Georgia, he discovered a new joy in attending the gym and spending cherished moments with family and friends. He was also known for throwing his annual Super Bowl parties, and his banana pudding was always a hit!

Frank is survived by his loving children, Gary Bowens and Sindi (Willie) Brown, sister Helen Coulter, brothers Bernard and Harold Bowens, and his adored grandchildren Kayla and Erica Brown. His predeceased grandson, Courtney Bowens. He also leaves behind a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends who will forever cherish the memories.

Funeral service will be held at Divine Mortuary on Friday December 29, 2023, at 10:00 AM. Mr. Bowens will lie in state from 9:00 AM until hour of service. Interment following funeral service at Washington Memorial Gardens.


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December 29, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Divine Mortuary, Hillandale Drive, Lithonia

Funeral Service
December 29, 2023

10:00 AM
Divine Mortuary, Hillandale Drive, Lithonia

December 29, 2023

11:30 AM
Washington Memorial Gardens
700 Jordan Lane
Decatur, GA 30033


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