Whitt, Anna Laws Bowman

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amem_resurrection.jpgAnna Mae Laws Bowman Whitt, 82, of Dublin, Va. died Wednesday, July 11, 2007 at her home. The Lord called Mom to her heavenly home where she will spend eternity with God and will sing with the angels. She humbly served the Lord on this earth and was such a blessing to her family and to all who knew her.

She worked hard to give her children a good home where she taught us values based upon the Bible. We were taught to sing the old gospel songs that her mother had taught her as a child. Mom often told me that she had come to know the Lord as a young girl and that He was so close she could almost touch Him and now she can do just that. I know that the Lord was Mom’s best friend and she never doubted his love and mercy even during her lengthy illness and suffering.

Mom was born to Elbert Laws and Nola Simpson Laws of Jonesboro, Tenn. on Aug. 2, 1924 and was one of seven children. Awaiting her in heaven is her first husband and the father of her children, Charles Emory Bowman, one son, Emory “June” Bowman and daughter, Shirley Browning. She will also be met in her heavenly home by her beloved parents, her brothers, Charlie, Henry, John and Sammy Laws along with her sisters Lula Hankle and Jo Bess Hale. They will all welcome her home. But greatest of all, she will look upon the face of Jesus.
Mom leaves to cherish her memory and to follow her example, her husband, Donald Whitt of the home, daughter, Louise Roseberry of Alliance, Ohio, Emma Altizer of Dublin, Va., Linda Sylmar of Pulaski, Freda O’Neal of Draper, Marvin “Tiny”Bowman of Dublin, Barbara Hancock of Pulaski and David Bowman of Newbern. She also leaves to follow in her footsteps, thirteen grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.

Mom would like her dear friends, neighbors and church family to know how much your loving kindness, cards, visits and prayers has meant to her and a special thank-you to her pastor/brother and friend Ernie Depew.

A graveside service will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. from the Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Princeton, West Virginia with Ernie Depew officiating. Mom always taught us to rejoice when a saint gains her reward, therefore we will “Celebrate Her Life” at the Community Christian Church in Newbern on Thursday night at 7 p.m. Flowers are appreciated or in lieu of flowers donations in her memory may be made to the Community Christian Church in Newbern or to the Christian ministry of your choice.

Arrangements by Stevens Funeral Home, Pulaski, Va.