Katie Jo Bowes (aka: Rainbows and Sunshine) of Alton passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at the age of 29 from injuries she sustained in an automobile accident. 

She was born on Dec. 6, 1993, to the late Anthony Stephen Melton and the late Rhonda Lynn Bowes Stone.

Katie loved God and life in general, but most of all her two precious children, Aiden and Rhonda. She was a free spirited person and never met a stranger.

Katie Jo is survived by her children, Aiden Jared Davis and Rhonda Rain Bowes-Anderson; sisters Erica Lynn Stone (Travis) of Alton;  twin sister, Stephany Jean Bowes of Cambridge, Maryland;  half-brother, Christopher Melton of Florida; half-sister Sabrielle Melton of Florida; grandmother Shelby Elliott of Alton; aunts Lora Bowes (Michael) of South Boston and Deidre Elliott of Danville; uncle Randy Elliott (Jason) of Powhatan; nephews Jeremy Stauble and Christian Bowes; numerous cousins, great aunts and uncles and her special friend, Mickey Anderson Jr. of South Boston.

In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Richard Randolph Elliott; paternal grandmother Karen Hopkins; and uncle Richard Anthony Elliott.

Funeral services were held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home. 

Burial followed in Halifax Memorial Gardens. 

The family received friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, at Brooks Lyon Funeral Home.

Brooks Lyon Funeral Home is honored to serve the Bowes family and offers online condolences by visiting their website, www.brookslyon.com or by going to their Facebook page.