Pensecola Bowers, 90, a longtime Rockaway resident, died October 24.
Bowers was born on February 28, 1920 in rural Elmore County, Alabama. She was a member of St. John’s Baptist Church of Inwood, New York.
Bowers was preceded in death by her husband, Leroy and brother, Plummie Holstick.
She is survived by her stepdaughter, Gail Bowers-Brooks; friend, Bernadine Williams; nieces, Diane Holstick, Shirley Bennett and Beverley Holston; nephews, Leon Holstick, Michael Holston, Tommie Holston Jr., Robert Holston and Frank Holston; greatnieces, Simone Williamson, Shaniqwan Holston and Dekema Holston; and a host of friends.
Funeral arrangements and memorial service were entrusted to Jeremiah C. Gaffney Friendship Chapel, Inwood, New York. Interment took place at Pinelawn Cemetery, Farmingdale, New York.