Mrs. E. Laura Owens, owner of N. H. Owens & Son Funeral Home and widow of the late Noble H. Owens Jr., died Sunday at Methodist University Hospital.
A retired 30-year schoolteacher from Memphis City Schools, Mrs. Owens passed away with daughters Cheryl and DeNobra “Dena” Owens by her side.
Mrs. Owens was born in Georgia. For 60 years, she was an active member of St. John Baptist Church on Vance Avenue and Memphis’ Phi Delta Kappa Sorority for teachers for which she was a founding member.
Her passion for God, family, students, colleagues, church, friends, community and animals will be carried forth by all who cherished her, said a family spokesman. She leaves “her love, teachings and legacy of service to others” to her daughters, as well as to a host of relatives, friends and business colleagues.
On Sunday, June 8th, visitation and a Phi Delta Kappa presentation is scheduled from 3 to 5 p.m. at Princeton Avenue Baptist Church in Binghampton, 468 Scott Street, across from N. H. Owens & Son Funeral Home, which has charge.
On Monday, June 9th, the funeral service will be held at noon at St. John Baptist Church, 640 Vance Avenue. Prior to the funeral, a visitation is also scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon at the church. Burial will take place after the service at Memorial Park Cemetery, 5668 Poplar Ave. A reception follows at St. John Baptist Church.