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Kelly Lloyd Bowser, Jr.

January 14, 2015

Elizabeth City – Kelly Lloyd Bowser, Jr., better known as “Bud”, transitioned from his earthly bound experience on Wednesday morning, January 14, 2015. He was born to the late Kelly Lloyd Bowser, Sr. and Fannie Hazel Estelle White Bowser on June, 27, 1932.  Kelly lived a responsible life as a son, husband, father, and professional.

Kelly was married to Ada Francis Shannon and out of that union was born a daughter, Carolyn, a son, Antonio, and also a son from another father, Douglas, who proceeded him in death.

Growing up as a child, he was a member of Piney Grove Church and later in life attended many other churches in the area. Kelly graduated from Currituck County Union School. He served his country proudly in the United States Army and received an honorable discharge June 23, 1954.

He enrolled in Elizabeth City State Teachers College and received a BS Degree in education. He continued his education at Rutgers University and Seton Hall in New Jersey where he earned a Master’s Degree. Kelly was employed as a teacher in Exmore, Virginia and New Brunswick, New Jersey and eventually advanced up the career ladder to become an administrator, vice-principal, and a principal- the position he retired from.

Kelly’s favorite interests were reading history novels, current events, and the Bible. He also enjoyed music- especially jazz, R&B, and gospel. Kelly liked bowling, socializing, and attending cultural events such as plays, festivals, concerts, and lectures.

His legacy continues with his wife; Ada Bowser; daughter; Carolyn Bonds; son, Antonio Bowser; granddaughters; Celena Bowser, Leliah Bowser and Tasha Shannon, grandsons; Justin Smith, Damar Shannon and Douglas Shannon; sister; Hazel Lindsey; aunts, Minnie June Seymore and Amanda Meekins, sister-in-law; Annie Mae Cabarus; 6 great grandchildren; 3 female and 3 male; 4 nieces; 7 great nieces; 5 great nephews and a host of great- great nieces and nephews, relatives and friends.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services Inc were entrusted with the arrangements.

Calling hours will be held Sataurday, January 17, 2014 at the Gallop Funeral Services chapel MP 16 in Nags Head form 6 pm to 8 pm. Funeral will be Sunday, January 18th, 2pm at the Gallop Funeral Service Chapel.

Condolences to the family may be expressed via the on-line register at www.gallopfuneralservices.com. Gallop Funeral Services, Inc. was entrusted with arrangements.