POINT PLEASANT, W.Va. — Jacqueline Y. Bowling, 83, of Point Pleasant, went home to be with her Lord Friday, August 10, 2012, at Holzer Medical Center.
“We use the word ‘special’ to describe people that are one of a kind or a person who spreads love with a smile or kind gesture. ‘Special’ applies to something that is admired and precious. ‘Special’ is the word that best describes Jackie.”
Born March 17, 1929, in Logan, she was a daughter of the late Oscar and Anna Maud Henderson Gillam. Also preceding her in death was her loving husband, Lonnie Bowling; brothers, Carlton Gillam, Grady Gillam, Wayne Ghee and Montell “Joe” Glennon, and one sister, Ada Mae Looney.
Jackie was a proud member of the First Church of the Nazarene in Point Pleasant. She was very active in all aspects of the church as Sunday School Teacher, choir member, ladies auxiliary, senior adults leader and tireless volunteer. She retired from Burlile Oil Company in Gallipolis, Ohio, as an office manager and held several accounting and bookkeeping jobs in her career.
A cancer survivor, Jackie was also very involved with relay for life and worked as a Hospice volunteer.
Jackie’s joy came from being involved in the many activities that were apart of her son’s life which began a bond that would continue throughout their lives. Those being, Sunday School Teacher, Youth Leader, Den Mother, Homeroom Mother, PTA and Little League Volunteer.
Survivors include her son, David Bowling of Point Pleasant; a special granddaughter, Taylor Jacqueline Bowling and great-granddaughter Chloe, both of Cleveland, Ohio; a sister, Sue (Ernie) NeSmith of Orlando, Fla.; a brother, Fred (Debbie) Gillam of Orlando; sisters-in-law, Opal Gillam of Dayton, Ohio, and Anna Lee Gillam of Orlando, and several very special nieces and nephews.
Services will be held at noon, Tuesday, August 14, at the First Church of the Nazarene in Point Pleasant with Pastor James Ellis officiating. Burial will follow in the Kirkland Memorial Gardens in Point Pleasant.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Monday at the Wilcoxen Funeral Home in Point Pleasant and one hour prior to services Tuesday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene in Point Pleasant.
Condolences may be left at www.wilcoxenfuneralhome.com
Wilcoxen Funeral Home of Point Pleasant is in charge of the arrangements.