Michael J. Bowe, son of Vivian A. Johnson (Bowe) and Johnny B. Johnson/Bart was born on June 2, 1974 in Providence, Rhode Island. God in his infinite wisdom called him home on Sunday, June 20, 2021, after a long battle with asthma.
Michael had attended elementary school and Hope High School in Providence, Rhode Island. Later, he obtained a cosmetology license from Toni & Guy Hairdressing Academy where he used his natural talents, education, and love of art to represent multi award-winning hairdressing brands.
Michael also extended his gifts to his community, gave back to the homeless and countless others. He was affectionately given the platform name “Black Jesus”. Bowe’s neatly self-manicured locs were worn to make a spiritual statement, and symbolized his connection to the Rasta Community. As a dreadologist, he showcased his craft to share his passion of style and creativity. He could vision a style that turned up the color factor, and upped your hair game before he started your makeover! He inspired many to be natural, confident, and one with self. He used his God given talents to fulfill his purpose here on earth.
Michael is survived by his fiancé, Candi, and five children, Darshelle, Malayzia, Malady, Nadia and, Mikhyel, three sisters, Linda L. Bowe-Alves and her late husband Manuel, Rene Cabral-Elderkin and husband Rick, Carol Johnson and husband Ronald all of Rhode Island, four brothers, Ronald Cabral, Bart Duarte, Robert Lee, and John Johnson all of Rhode Island. Along with many other extended siblings. Mike also had many uncles, aunts, nieces, nephews, cousins and two devoted day one friends Richard Brown and James Ashley who will cherish his memories and legacy forever.
Michael was a very authentic man. He shined generous amounts of love on his children, family, friends and the community. He will be truly missed…
A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Friday, June 25, 2021, at 11:00 AM in Truth Tabernacle Church, 542 Potters Ave, Providence, RI. Visitation will be 9:30-11:00 A.M. Burial will be in Swan Point Cemetery, Providence.