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Vanessa Denise Bowie

vanessa bowie

January 29, 1972 ~ July 23, 2022

Born in: San Antonio, Texas
Resided in: San Antonio, Texas

Vanessa Denise Bowie was born on January 29, 1972 to Ruth Florestine Thomas and Isaac Thomas Sr. She was the youngest of their nine children.

As a young child, Vanessa attended Smith Elementary, Poe Middle School, and both Fox Tech and Highlands High School.

Vanessa was a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. Family meant the world to her. She was so proud of her daughters: Jazmine and Alisha, and totally in love with her youngest grandson, Bakari. He was probably the only person that she loved more than her husband Arnold.

Vanessa says goodbye to her husband, Arnold Bowie of 32 years, her daughters: Jazmine Bowie, Alisha Bowie, son: Michael Bowie; her grandchildren: Bakari Brume, Mykayle Bowie, and Ari Harper; she also leaves cherished memories with her siblings: Lane Lewis, Debra Conway, Dana Hamilton, Terry Lewis, Ernest Cochran, Issac Thomas Jr., Linzy Thomas, Sheila Sullivan, and Rachel Thomas; and numerous other close family and friends.

Vanessa will forever remain in our hearts.



Visitation: August 16, 2022 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

MeadowLawn Funeral Home
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Service: August 17, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am

MeadowLawn Chapel
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


Cemetery: August 17, 2022 11:30 am

MeadowLawn Memorial Park
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX United States


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