Lynda Gail Bowlin

Published 11:37 am Friday, April 6, 2018

Lynda Gail Bowlin

As the sun began to set on Tuesday April 3, 2018 in her hometown of Alabaster, our mother’s work on earth was coming to an end. That evening, she received a call, an offer she’d been waiting on for a meeting, which she couldn’t refuse. Although she will not be returning, her body won’t be aching and dialysis is not an issue anymore. This offer comes with a Savior and a reunion with her beloved husband, Jimmy D. Bowlin Sr.; parents, William Thomas “Billy” Massey, and Thelma Bird Massey; grandparents, Willie B. Bird, and Ora J. Curtis Bird; and numerous aunts, uncles, and friends whom she missed very much.

She has left behind brokenhearted children, a daughter, Christy Bowlin Henault (Martin) of Boston, Massachusetts, and a son, Jimmy D. Bowlin (Layne) of Fort Patrick Air Force Base, Florida; brother, Kenny Massey (Fran) of Columbiana; grandchildren, Andrew G. Henault, Sebastien F. Henault of Boston, Massachusetts, Anthony Bowlin (fiancée Nicole Linski) of Charlottesville, Virginia, and Summer Thomas (Matthew “Mick) of Milton, Florida; great-grandchildren, Maverick Bowlin, and soon-to-be addition, Matthew Brooks Thomas; cousins, Debbie McCory (Darrell) of Tampa, Florida, Phyllis Denmark (Eric) of Biloxi, Mississippi, and Darleen Byrd of Clanton, Alabama; and special cousin that helped her so much and was always willing to assist with anything she needed, Teressa Payne Connor. Rock and Sarah, our family will be forever grateful for everything you have done for our Mother and the amazing love you always showed her.

Special thanks to her church family – First Presbyterian Church of Alabaster, Pastor Darren, Shelby Ridge, Baptist Medical Center staff, Lloyd and Anita Davenport (her second parents), and Jeannette Butler for all of the love and support.

Our hearts will never be the same, our Mother has gone home, but we have memories and her love will always be with us. She became a great mother and she excelled at being a grandmother. I am thankful for my time with her, the life lessons, the love and the lesson learned about forgiveness. Please join me (Christy) and her family in celebrating her life.

Visitation will be held Sunday, April 8 at Rockco Funeral Home (Montevallo) from 6-8 p.m.

A celebration of life will be held at First Presbyterian Church of Alabaster on Monday, April 9 at 1 p.m. Burial will follow at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo at 2:45 p.m.