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Jernice (McKinnie) Bowers
November 10, 1962 ~ August 7, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old
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Jernice McKinnie Bowers passed away on Monday August 7, 2023. She was one of sixteen children and was born on November 10, 1962 in Bolivar to the late George and Maggie Mckinnie.
Her funeral service was held on Sunday August 13, 2023 at 2:00 pm at Open Arms Outreach Ministry Church-Toone with Prophetees Denecia Marcell in charge. Burial was in the Bolivar Community Cemetery and Dixie Funeral Home www.dixiefuneralhome.com was in charge of the professional service.
She attended Bolivar Central Hiogh School, Jackson State Community College and the University of Tennessee-Martin where she received a Bachelor's degree in Education. She began her teaching career at First Baptist Daycare, Beech Bluff Elementary and Rose Hill Middle Schools.
She was a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
After graduating from college she married Sandy Bowers and relocated to Jackson. To this union they produced one biological son, Stefan, and adopted three.
Preceding her in death were her parents; siblings, Georgia Mae Morrow, Johnny Jones, James Westly McKinnie and Larry McKinnie.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband; four sons; siblings, Nancy Mae Morrow, Elizabeth Finney, Lula Mae Knox, Patricia Ann McKinnie, Marilyn Jimmerson, Angelous McKinnie, Sylvia McKinnie, Tracie McKinnie, Cornell McKinnie, Luster (Connie) McKinnie, Thermon (Edith) McKinnie; many other relatives and friends that will truly miss her.