Marlene Cody Bowlin, age 67, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Sunday, March 7, 2021 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston Salem.

She was born September 17, 1953 in Wilkes County to Melvin Alfred and Martha Louisiana Ballard Cody. Marlene attended His light Ministry and Old 16 Full Gospel Tabernacle. She loved to shop, go out and eat and be with friends. She was always a help to others and a very generous person. Mrs. Bowlin was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marilyn Jacqueline Cody, nephew, Scott Church; and niece, Kenna Church Blankenship.

Mrs. Bowlin is survived by her husband, Ardell Bowlin; son, Brian Sheppard and spouse Beckie of North Wilkesboro; daughters, Joy Dawn Greene and spouse Michael Dale, Donna Lynn Miller of North Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Cody Sheppard, Keana Blackburn, Kayla Russell, Kayla Dawn Johnson, Kyle Donovan Johnson, Jessica Noel Parsons, Taveon Andrew Greene, Jayden Jeremiah Greene, Zayden Zechariah Greene, Austin Milam, Aariana Milam, Avanalynn Miller, Alexander Miller, brothers, Alvin Cody and spouse Teresa, Calvin Cody, Marvin Dean Cody and spouse Glenda; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 12:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at Miller Funeral Chapel with Pastor Michael Brinegar officiating. Burial will follow in Old 16 Full Gospel Tabernacle Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 11:00 until 12:00 Wednesday, prior to the service. Flowers will be accepted. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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