Virginia Elizabeth BOWLES

Virginia Elizabeth BOWLES

Female 1925 - 2003  (78 years)

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  • Name Virginia Elizabeth BOWLES  [2
    • Funeral Services for Virginia Elizabeth Bowles Thurston (78) of Jacksonville, FL will be held 2:00PM Wednesday November 12, 2003 in the chapel of Prestwood Funeral Home with the Rev. David Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Jacksonville, FL. Virginia was born January 6, 1925 in Roanoke, Virginia to Sally Fannie Purdue and Luther Charles Bowles. Virginia left this life on November 8, 2003 to be with the Lord and to join her mother, father and youngest son, Gary, as well as other family members in heaven. She had 10 brothers and sisters: Lucy, Mary and Ruth were older, Luther, Jr., Sallie, Wayne (deceased), James and Gloria Jean were younger, Calvin and Rachel passed in their infancy. In 1944, Virginia married Thomas Terrell Thurston on New Years Eve. She became a Navy wife and supported her husband through World War II and the Korean War. Their four children: Thomas Terrell (Maggie) Thurston, Jr., Sandra Lynne (Jack) Banning, Kenneth Loren (Denise) Thurston and Gary Ernest Thurston (deceased) were born between 1945 and 1951. During her life as a Navy wife, she lived in Virginia, California, Rhode Island and Florida. They retired from the Navy and moved to Florida in 1962. Virginia loved the restaurant business and managed the Navy Exchange Restaurant at NAS Jacksonville for a number of years, retiring at the age of 55 with over 20 years of service. She has 10 grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren. In addition to family she leaves those she loved at the Life Care Center at Wells Crossing which she called home since July 2002. Her warm smile, tender love, big hugs and quick wit will be missed by all. Family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 68PM at the funeral home. Arrangements by: Prestwood Funeral Home, 270 US 301 North, Baldwin FL 32234, (904)2660072 Family owned and Operated.

      Posted on Find A Grave created by Robert Libby [1]
    Born 6 Jan 1925  Roanoke, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Fact Daughter of Luther C. Bowles and Sallie Perdue Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died 8 Nov 2003  Jacksonville, Duval Co., Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Jacksonville Memory Gardens, Orange Park, Clay Co., Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I15264  Main Tree
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2020 

    Family Thomas Terrell THURSTON,   b. 27 Feb 1922, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1980, Jacksonville, Duval Co., Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Married 31 Dec 1944  Roanoke, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F212  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 8 Nov 2003 - Jacksonville, Duval Co., Florida Link to Google Earth
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    Virginia Elizabeth Bowles Thurston Headstone
    Virginia Elizabeth Bowles Thurston Headstone
    Virginia E. Bowles is the wife of Thomas Terrell Thurston. She is buried in the Jacksonville Memory Gardens in Orange Park, Clay Co., Florida.

    Created by: Robert Libby
    Photo added by: Janice Lee

  • Sources 
    1. [S12110] Find A Grave: Obituary Notice for Virginia Elizabeth Bowles Thurston.

    2. [S12109] Certificate of Marriage for Thomas Terrell Thurston and Virginia Elizabeth Bowles.