Doris Ann Bowden, 76, of New Haven, departed this life on February 11, 2020.

Ms. Bowden was born in Mt. Gilead, NC on November 13, 1943, a daughter of the late Thomas Bowden and Inna Mae Little Bowden.

She leaves to cherish loving memories, daughters, Monica and Vanessa Bowden; a son, Anthony Bowden; grandchildren, Jimeeka Moye, Angel and Terry Evans and Raul “Duke” Velazquez, Jr.; a great grandchild, Kairo Andrew Massimino; foster sister, Christine Davis; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by sisters, Rose Watts, Roberta “Toot” Wooten, Gloria Jean Bowden, Fannie Mae Bowden Henderson and Mamie Marie Bowden; and brothers, Thomas “Jug” Bowden, Jr., Vernon “Bobby” Bowden, Roosevelt “Bo” Bowden and Frank Bowden.

A celebration of Ms. Bowden’s life and legacy will be held Saturday, February 15, 2020, at 9:00 a.m. at Curvin K. Council Funeral Home, 128 Dwight St., New Haven. Viewing and visitation will be held from 8:00-9:00 a.m. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery.