July 7, 1920 - December 5, 2021
Lydia Stanford Bowman, a Greensboro native, passed away at the age of 101, on December 5, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Gaston W. Stanford and Lydia I. Stanford. Lydia attended Curry School and studied music at several colleges, including Women’s College in Greensboro. A graduate of Columbia Bible College, Lydia dedicated her life to studying and teaching the Scriptures. Lydia served as the National President of Child Evangelism, and along with Virginia Petty taught Vacation Bible School to children in communities throughout Greensboro, as well as seniors at Alonzo Hall Towers and Gateway Plaza. Known as a prayer warrior to many, Lydia lifted-up an untold number of people in prayer. Professionally, Lydia served as the choir director at Westover Church, as well as the organist at both Westover Church and Forbis and Dick Funeral Home. Outside of work, Lydia was passionate about her family, her church and music. Lydia was preceded in death by her husband, Harry Edward Bowman, Sr, her son Ed Bowman, her brother Gaston and sister Julia. She is survived by her loving daughter-in-law Carol; four grandchildren, Amy, Kate, Stephen (Julie), Liz (Rhys); and four great-grandchildren, Grayson, Gavin, Edison, and Jude. She is also survived by a niece, nephew, and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Along with family, Lydia has many lifelong friends, who will remember her fondly. A memorial service will be held at Buffalo Presbyterian Church located at 803 16th St. Greensboro, NC 27405 on Thursday, December 9 at 2 pm, with a graveside service immediately following. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be sent to Buffalo Presbyterian Church. The family would like to extend a special thanks to her caregivers at Verra Springs as well as Hospice-AuthoraCare. Forbis and Dick North Elm St. Chapel has been proud to assist the Bowman family.
Lydia Stanford Bowman, a Greensboro native, passed away at the age of 101, on December 5, 2021. She was the daughter of the late Gaston W. Stanford and Lydia I. Stanford. Lydia attended Curry School and studied music at several colleges, including... View Obituary & Service Information
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