Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
The solitude and quiet peace of a flickering candle has long been a symbol of remembrance. Each candle lit will remain lit within this memorial website for the period you select. Your thoughtful gesture will be captured both in the candle as well as listed in perpetuity within the tributes section.
In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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The time surrounding a death can often bring unexpected final expenses for the family far beyond the funeral itself. We are pleased to offer the ability for friends and relatives to financially support the family during their time of loss as an alternative to flowers and other sympathy gestures.
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Stefanie Nixon Bowen of Villa Rica, GA passed away on Sunday, May 13, 2018. She was born on January 8, 1973 to Jack Nixon and Diane Nixon and grew up in Tallapoosa, Georgia. Stefanie graduated from Haralson County High School in 1991. She went on to earn her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Jacksonville State University. Master's degree in Educational Leadership from the University of West Georgia, and Specialist's degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University.
Stefanie made a difference and incredible impression in many children's and adults' lives in her 22 years of service in the field of education. She taught at P.B. Ritch Elementary, Nebo Elementary, and Baggett Elementary in Paulding County and J. Erikk Johnson School in Dallas, Texas. She served as a School Improvement Specialist at Hiram Elementary and Assistant Principal of Hiram Elementary and Nebo Elementary. She led Hal Hutchens Elementary as Principal from 2015 to the present.
She is deeply loved and survived by her husband, Philip Spencer Bowen III, daughters Sarah Elizabeth and Molly Katherine Bowen, mother Diane Nixon, father and stepmother Jack and Nancy Nixon, sister and brother-in-law Kimberly and Dusty Merrell, father-in-law Philip Bowen II, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Katie and Nick Nichols, nieces Madelyn Merrell, Anna Nichols, and Addie Nichols.
Her legacy is one of hope, determination, and the willfulness to do good in the world. Her contagious joy, creative nature, and sharp wit will be missed by many.
Visitation will take place on Thursday, May 17 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM with a memorial service at 7:00 PM at Bellamy Funeral Home in Hiram, GA. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in memory of Stefanie be made to the Paulding Education Foundation.
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