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Patti Jo Bowen 

Patti Jo Bowen

September 4, 2020

Patti Jo Bowen, 71, of Donalsonville, Ga., formerly of Bainbridge, Ga. passed away Friday, September 4, 2020.

The funeral service was held at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, September 8, 2020 at Ivey Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Stanley Phillips officiating.  Interment followed at Roselawn Memory Gardens with Bryan Hall, Derek Hall, David Hill, Bailey Hill, Brock Hill, and Chase Hall serving as active pallbearers. Due to the ongoing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, those attending are asked to maintain the recommended safe social distancing of six feet and/or wear protective masks in accordance with the State of Georgia guidelines.

Online visitors may sign the guest register at www.iveyfuneral.com. Memorial donations may be made to Bainbridge-Decatur County Humane Society, 1250 Cox Avenue, Bainbridge, GA 39819.

Patti Jo Albritton was born June 21, 1949 in San Juan, Puerto Rico, the daughter of John and Margie Hathaway Albritton. She was a graduate of Bainbridge High School and worked as a dental assistant for Dr. Kikel in the Colquitt office. Patti was a member of Southwest Baptist Church.

Known to be full of life, Patti had a gift for making others smile. She knew early on laughter is the best medicine and gave her best effort making others giggle. Her friends, her children and her children’s friends can testify Patti was one-of-a kind. She enjoyed dancing and made sure her grandchildren learned from the best. While her fur babies (Bella, Stella & Ramsey) were her loyal companions, nothing could compare to the love for her children and grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Shannon & Nickee Wilkinson of Bainbridge, Sasha & Stephen Gainous of Thomasville, Ga., and Jason & Molly Bowen also of Bainbridge; her siblings, Barbara & Vance Hall of Bainbridge, and Leon Bass of Maryland; and her grandchildren, Emmee, Evan, Ellaree, Madeline, MaKenna, Drew, Dalton, Jakson, and Ramsey. In addition to her parents, Patti was preceded in death by her daughter, Andrea Nikole Wilkinson.