Johnnie Owens
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Obituary of Johnnie Lee Owens

Funeral services for Johnnie Lee Owens, age 79, of Roanoke, AL, will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019, at Welcome Home Baptist Church from 11:00 AM with Rev. Terry Holder officiating. Burial will follow at Randolph Memory Gardens with Quattlebaum Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Friday, January 25, 2019. Mrs. Owens will lie in state at the church one hour prior to services beginning on Saturday.

Mrs. Owens passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Pruitt Health in Franklin, GA.

She is survived by her daughter, Julia Lee Owens of Sterling Heights, MI; granddaughter, Bethany Paige Meeks of Atlanta, GA.

Pallbearers will be Eddie Laws, Chris Marable and Kinnie Calhoun.

A Randolph County native, Mrs. Owens was born on April 4, 1939, the daughter of John W. Whaley and Cynthia Ann Harmon Whaley. She was a member of Welcome Home Baptist Church and worked as a seamstress at Palm Beach, Goetze Gasket Company in Lagrange, GA and retired from Plantation Patterns in Wadley. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Jesse W. Owens; son, John David Owens; one brother, Roy W. Whaley; five sisters, Edna Ruth Lashley, Cassie Smith, Nancy Baker, Vicie Whaley and Bessie Campbell.

Memorials may be floral or the family requests donations to Alzheimer’s Association, 225 N. Michigan Ave. Floor 17, Chicago, IL 60601.

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