The Celebration of Life, Evangelist Felicia Chyvette Bowe, born on February 16, 1967, at Easton Memorial in Easton, Maryland, Mother Starr Cuffee Hargraves, and the late Clarence M Williams Jr. Felicia was most influenced by two loving and supportive step-fathers the late Donald Jackson, and late Reuban Hargraves. Felicia lived as a child in Denton Maryland up-to-the-age of eight years of age, with a loving Step-father Donald Jackson, 4 siblings, 2 brothers and 2 sisters. The oldest out of 5, the family moved to Delaware where her Step-father could be closer to his job as a Correction Officer, at Delaware Correctional Center in Smyrna Delaware, and her mother who worked at Kent General Hospital as a LPN Nurse.
Felicia started her family early with the late Pierre Fitzgerald Clarke, and later married husband Larry David Bowe December 29, 1992. They celebrated a blended family life with three children: 2 girls and 1 boy, Syprina L Duker, Lashawnda (Clarke) Fuentes, and Fitzgerald Pierre Clarke Jr. Felicia and Larry also share in the lives of (Adopted Daughter) Nadia N (Matthews) Bowe, and lovingly support the lives of India Starr Jackson and Isiah Hylton. They legally have 14 grandchildren, 1 great grand, but most all the children (too man to count) who Felicia and Larry ministered to over the years call them Mom-Mom, and Pop-Pop, because they shared not just the teaching of the Gospel but became part of their family. We would be remiss to mention Felicia 2 distressed dogs she adopted, male (Jay) a miniature white poodle, female (Missy) a brown Chihuahua, who to this day morns Felicia's transition of life.
Felicia enjoyed spending time with her grands, thanking God for allowing her to retire at an early age from work, just so that she could enjoy their growing moments and acting silly with them, as well as to focus on full-time-ministry. Felicia did return to work at BeeBe Hospital 2019; her 2nd love as a Certified Nursing Assistant (33+ years), caring for the sick, and those who need the king of love and attention, in their time of need. Felicia's work ethic, and attention to details, caught the eye of most every CNA, Nurse, Doctor at BeeBe Healthcare who worked on her units, and they lovingly supported Felicia in her last 8 plus months of her sickness.
Felicia loved reading The Word of God, going to church, shopping, and "site seeing" on back roads, enjoying the different scenery. She also Love Crabbing, spending time with husband and family. Her bucket list of things she would love to have done: Parachuting, mountain climbing, sky diving, snow skiing, water skiing, none of these things have she experienced but was willing to try, while she was young and able.
Felicia would boldly tell you, I am the wife of a Pastor, Elder Larry D Bowe; and our ministry, The Temple of The Living Word, We are servants of God, have been called as servants for over 28 years, we focus on building families; counseling adults and children, as well as marriage counseling.
Felicia's Personal love for Ministering to children was developed, as she authored lessons at their Ministry Summer Youth Camp for over 20 years, where she was the Summer Camp Director of "Integrity Builders Summer Place 2000", offered 4 weeks sessions, from July 8 to August 2, for ages 4 to 19. She also offered Spring Break, during school Easter breaks, called "Spring Fling" and "Winter Formals" during Holiday or Christmas Break.
Felicia wrote and authored lessons, she referred to as "The Basics"; Homiletics (Understanding The Bible for children), "Music" (development of the soul through rhythm) and "Praise & Worship" (Your Personal Praises towards God). Felica and Elder Bowe believed "if you do not take the time to teach or train your children, someone will, and you might not like what they learn".
Felicia love for teaching children was furthered as she became, and served as a Court Appointed Special Advocate, CASA Advocate Volunteer, for Caroline Country, Denton, Maryland from February 2006 to April 2009. And transferred to the Kent County Delaware Office in 2010 and served until 2016. CASA Advocates become the "voice of the child" in Family Court Proceedings, ensuring the court understand the child's wishes or desires in disputes before the court. Felicia felt she needed to stop being a volunteer because there was a greater need for her to care, and minister to her own grandchildren during a very difficult time of their lives, and that of her daughter's life.
Felicia believes in the power of serving others, taking the time to teach our children, and used Youth Integrity Builders motto: This World Can Be A Better Place, and it Will Start With Me!
Lovingly Submitted, The Family