Ms. Ovella Bowman Burton of North Carolina died Jan. 20, 2021 at the age of 66. 

Mrs. Burton was born in Halifax County on Nov. 13, 1954 to the late Mr. Robert Fenton Bowman and Mrs. Olivia Murphy Bowman and was a minister at Zion Christian Center in Roxboro, North Carolina.

Ms. Ovella is survived by her siblings, Hattie Royster of Rahway, New Jersey, Barbara Johnson (David) of Virgilina, Robert Bowman (Charlotte) of Danville and Andrew Bowman (Gwen) of Glen Allen; her twin, Novella Jackson (James) of Scottsburg and Della Phelps (Michael) of Mansfield, Ohio; three aunts, Dorothy Clark, Grace McFadden and Virginia Byrd; and a host of nieces, nephews other relatives and friends. 

One brother and her grandparents also preceded her in death. 

A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

Funeral services are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.