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Helen Bowers , 82 May 27, 1939 - Mar 26, 2022 Helen Bowers , 82 May 27, 1939 - Mar 26, 2022 Helen Marie Bowers (Smith), 82, of Hagerstown, MD, was called home and transitioned into glory by her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Saturday, March 26, 2022, at Meritus Medical center.
Born May 27, 1939, she was the daughter of the late George Smith, Sr. of Williamsport, MD and Gladys Anderson of Hagerstown, MD.
Helen was a student at South Hagerstown High School. She moved to Chicago, IL after marrying the late Melvin Louis Bowers Sr. While living in Chicago, Helen enjoyed a 30-year career working at Marshall Fields in retail before retiring.
Missing her hometown, she returned to Hagerstown and decided to begin a new retail career, working as a retail/Manager in various retail/department stores. Before, she finally retired from Walmart after working there for 10 years.
Helen was a faithful and dedicated member of Asbury United Methodist Church, holding several board positions. She was also a community activist and a member of Neighborhood 1st organization. Helen enjoyed volunteering and helping to host various neighborhood projects. Helen would often challenge community leaders and the area residents to become more involved and help restore the neighborhood back to a safe and peaceful place to live.
Helen was preceded in death by siblings George Smith, Jr, Robert Smith, Minnie Mae Johnson, Marilyn Smith, Elizabeth Smith (Pat), Catherine Smith (Kitty), and Jerry Smith; grandson, Paul Stark; nieces, Jacqueline Thompson, and Pauline Smith; and nephew, Antonio Dotson.
She is survived by her children Roxanne Cole, Anthony Smith, Sharon Cumberlander, Melvin L. Bowers, Jr. and wife Angeline, and Shaun Bowers; her sister, Shirley Catoe and brother, Edward Smith; thirteen grandchildren; eighteen great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends on Thursday March 31, 2022, from 6:30 pm-8pm and on Friday April 1, 2022 from 10am-11am at the Asbury United Methodist Church ,155 N Jonathan St Hagerstown, MD 21740.
The Funeral Service will be held Friday April 1, 2022 from 11am-1pm, also at Asbury United Methodist Church. Pastor Sharon Gibson Officiating.
**** Masks will be required during all services****
Burial Interment will be at Rose Hill Cemetery following the service 600 S Potomac St, Hagerstown, MD 21740.
The funeral arrangements are held with Harman Funeral Home at 305 North Potomac St Hagerstown MD 21740.