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On Tuesday evening, March 19, 2019, God dispatched His angels and asked them to safely guide one of his children home.  They made their way to earth and stood at Datonya’s bedside. She recognized Him at once and said, “I am ready to go, but I’ll miss my family.”  She quietly closed her eyes and reached out to the angels.  She then took her flight into eternity.

Datonya Marchelle Bowers was born January 28, 1971 to the late Willie Bowers and Mrs. Ella Wall-Bowers of Wadesboro, NC.  She began her journey to eternity on March 19, 2019.

Datonya found Christ and united with New Hope Temple Church where she served faithfully until her health failed.

Datonya had an award-winning smile as she sat quietly in church on Sundays.  She was the most loving and devoted Mother and Grandmother, Sister and Aunt.  Her heart and soul flourished with love for those around and when she said, “I Love You,” she meant it. 

One sister preceded her in death, Miss Melissa Donelle Bowers.

Those fondest memories will be remembered and cherished by her loving and devoted three sons, Mr. Kevin Osborne of Wadesboro, Mr. John Osborne of Rockingham, and Mr. Terrell Wright of Wadesboro.  Six grandchildren: KE’Azjhia Osborne, Jaheim Osborne, Aaleeah Osborne, KaLeenah Osborne, Aalayshia Osborne and A’Rhea Osborne.  Mother, Ella Wall-Bowers of Wadesboro.  Two sisters, Carolyn (Darrell) Allen of Polkton and Patricia Ann Bowers of Wadesboro.  Half-sisters, Monica (Wallace) Powell of High Point, Shaketta Darden of Greensboro, Denina Jones of Charlotte, Jackie McBride of Thomasville and Karen Marsh of Orlando, Florida.  Half-brother, Willie Darden of Greensboro.

Five nieces and nephews: Qasaya Richardson, Rashauna Bass, Charles Love, Kea’yon Richardson and Rashaud Bass all of Wadesboro.  One great niece, Azaiah Love.  A host of aunts and uncles.  A loving and devoted aunt, Ms. Rosa Little of Lilesville.  A special friend, Mr. Kenneth McNeil.  Three close friends, Mrs. Jackie Hough, Miss Margaret Allred and Miss Angela L. Covington who were there to help take her to her appointments. A host of  cousins, relatives and friends. 

The Homegoing Services were held on Saturday, March 23, 2019, 4:00pm, Smith's Memorial Chapel, 604 Salisbury Street, Wadesboro, North Carolina. Burial followed in the Lakeside Holiness Church Cemetery, Highway 109, Wadesboro, North Carolina.

The Family greeted family and friends on Saturday, March 23, 2019 from 3:30-4:00pm at Smith's Memorial Chapel.

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  • Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith's FH
  • Friday, March 22, 2019
    " when someone you love becomes a memory the memory becomes a treasure. May the wonderful treasure fill your heart with love and bring you peace. (Isa.66:13). My thoughts and prayers are with you during this most difficult time.
    ~ L Culbertson
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    We pray that God will touch you all with His healing hands and give you the comfort and peace that you all need to get through. So sorry for you all's loss
    ~ Mr. and Mrs. Michael Liles   Cheraw, SC
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    I will Miss u my friend and I love you😭😭😭😭😭😭😭
    ~ April Howard   Greensboro, NC
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    I going to miss ypu
    ~ Carolyn Wright   Wadesboro, NC
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    I going to miss ypu
    ~ Virginia Wright   Wadesboro, NC
  • Saturday, March 23, 2019
    I going to miss you
    ~ Virginia Wright   Wadesboro, NC
  • Thursday, April 4, 2019
    May you find comfort and strength in knowing that God loves you and he cares for you, through talking to God in prayer, and from God's Word, the Bible. Psalm 36:7 says: "How precious your loyal love is, O God! In the shadow of your wings, the sons of men take refuge." Nahum 1:7; God is "a stronghold in the day of distress. He is mindful of[ "takes care of"] those seeking refuge in him." Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! (Psalm 34:18; Psalm 147:3)
    ~ Rachel Morton   Graham,, NC