Obituary for Fannie Bowman-Morrison
Fannie Mae Bowman-Morrison was born September 17, 1951 in Exmore, Virginia to the parents of Minnie Bell and Buster Bowman. She departed this life peacefully on Saturday, March 18, 2017.
Fannie spent most of her early years growing up in the South before moving to Delaware in the mid 60’s. She attended school in Milford.
Fannie married and two children were birthed from this union: Stacey and Pamela, whom she affectionately called “Punkin” and “Timmy”. Fannie was a devoted mother to her children and modeled and taught them how to maneuver through life. She taught her girls how to cook, save money, get out of debt, give to others, and how to present yourself to the world with style, grace, and class like no other. She encouraged her children to get their education and to always stick together.
Fannie didn’t play when it came to her children. When Pam was in the second grade, the teacher wouldn’t allow her to clean the erasers at school. What did Fannie do? In true fashion she marched up to the school and told the teacher that she’d better let her baby clean those erasers or she’d be back out there to get her.
Fannie also loved her grandchildren and her great-grandchildren.
Fannie was big on family. She loved every one of her 10 brothers and sisters. She would talk about them but you’d better not talk about them. She shared her fond memories about each one; how Harvey cooked black birds for them to eat and how he taught her to defend herself when girls picked on her; how she wanted to follow after her two older sisters whom she thought were so beautiful; how she enjoyed going on vacation with her younger sisters, and how she enjoyed spending time with all of her younger brothers.
In 2015, Fannie began to get serious about seeking out the Heavenly Father for herself. She sought to have a better understanding of who he is. Her favorite book of the bible was the gospel according to Matthew.
Fannie enjoyed entertaining. She hosted many birthdays and socials at her home. She had a big heart and would give her last to someone else if they were in need.
During her short illness, she had a positive and peaceful spirit. Surrounded by her children, she continued to teach and continued to show them-even in sickness-how they are to conduct themselves.
Fannie is preceded in death by her parents, Minnie Bell and Buster Bowman; one brother, Bobbie Johnson, and one nephew, TJ Bowman. She leaves to mourn her two children, Stacey Mae Morrison and Pamela Ann Morrison, both of Dover; one granddaughter, Anastasia Amber Monique Morrison (affectionately called Cookie) of Harrington; one grandson, Brandon Morgan David White of Dover; two great grandchildren, Tyasia Breanna Hicks and Trinity Unique Hicks both of Harrington. She also leaves five sisters, Emma Jean Gardner (Jake), Shirley Ann Hughes (Ronald), Shirley Lee Bowman, Roxanne Bowman-Ross (Michael) and Mary Ann Bowman-Parker (Rick); five brothers, Harvey Lee Bowman (Gloria-Jean), Horace Lee Bowman, Charles Edward Bowman, J.T. Bowman, and Thomas Lee Bowman (Arlene) and a host of nieces and nephews.