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Wilma Rae (Jackson) Owens

October 1, 1945 ~ October 9, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Wilma Owens Obituary

Wilma J. Owens
October 1, 1945 – October 9, 2023

Wilma Rae Jackson Owens, 78, of Columbia, passed away peacefully, Monday, October 9, 2023, at ECU Health Chowan Hospital.

She was born in Tyrrell County, on October 1, 1945, to the late Delton and Grace Holadia Jackson, and was married to George Griffin Owens, Jr., who survives.

She was a lifelong member of Soundside Missionary Baptist Church, a graduate of Columbia High School and of the Louise Obici School of Nursing in Suffolk Va.

As a Registered Nurse, Rae cared for others in local hospitals and eventually, after raising a family, she began a career as a Home Health Nurse.  She loved her patients, and many became like family.

Rae’s most treasured occupation was being a mother and grandmother.  Her family was her life, and she was devoted to being there for them in any way that she could.  She also loved her many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 13, 2023, at Soundside Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Lee Johnson will officiate. A burial will follow in the church cemetery.

The family will receive friends Thursday October 12, 2023, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Bryan Funeral Service.

In addition to her husband surviving is a son, George G. Owens, III (Nicole) of Gatesville; two daughters, Hannah O. Rogers (Steve) of Gatesville, Caroline O. Chandler (Scott) of Roper, and eight grandchildren, John Griffin Rogers, Emily C. Youmans (Caleb), Madeline Chandler, Mollie Chandler, Sidney Gardner, Davis Owens, Braeden Owens, and Dominic Owens.

She was preceded in death by a brother, Nathan Jackson and two sisters, Carrie Lee J. Reynolds, and Betty Mae J. Midgett.

Arrangements are by Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia.

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October 12, 2023

7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Bryan Funeral Service, Columbia
162 L.A. Keiser Drive
Columbia, NC 27925

Funeral Service
October 13, 2023

11:00 AM
Soundside Missionary Baptist Church
2607 Soundside Road
Columbia, NC 27925


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