Manchester, Tennessee – Mrs. Bessie Marie Wiseman Teal Bowling, 78, passed away Friday April 24, 2020 at her home. She was born in North Liberty, Indiana on October 5, 1941 to Vernon VanRenselaer Davis and Viola Pearl Strieby Davis who preceded her in death along with her husbands, Woodrow W. Teal and Emmett Haberlin Bowling; sisters, Rowena Frances Warble, Shelby Jean Bloss and Evelyn Mae Geaugh; brothers, Norman Eugene Davis, Leroy V. Davis and Robert R. Davis; daughter, Bess Marie Connell; granddaughter, Jackalyn Nicole Fults; great grandchildren, Terrell Williams and Bradley J. Williams.
She was a member of the Mount Ararat Baptist Church at Hoodoo. She loved music, singing karaoke at the VFW Post 4188 and dancing, guitars, making karaoke cds, records, cassettes, dvds and cd music. She enjoyed the bands that came to the Senior Center and Monday night music. Most of all she loved her big family and her late husbands.
She is survived by her sons, Anthony (Deneene), Steven (Torie) and David (Robin) Wiseman; daughters, Bridgett Sue Shaw, Cheryl (Joel) Lane, Deborah J. (D.J.) Siebers, Crystal (Lee) Evitt, Chasity (Gustavo) Atala and Sunshine (Jeff) Teal; step-daughters, Tammy R. (Jerry Lee) Utter and Lenetta Ann Bowling; step-son, Robert A. Bowling; sisters, Ruby P. Jeffries, Linda L. Holland; brothers, Nelson (Janice) Davis and Vernon V. Davis Jr.; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; best friend, Joyce Davis.
Funeral services with the family will be held 1:00 PM Wednesday in the Central Funeral Home Chapel with Minister Virgil Alford officiating with a public interment in the Farrar Hill Cemetery. Arrangements by Central Funeral Home, Manchester, Tennessee. www.centralfuneralhome.com
In lieu of flowers Mrs. Bowling requested that donations be made to the Manchester Senior Citizens Center, The American Cancer Society, The American Diabetes Association or the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
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