Mr. William "Juke" Owens, Jr.


Services: Willie Chapel Baptist Church

Address: Lancaster VA

Date: Saturday, June 7, 2008

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Life Reflections

Funeral Services for Mr. William Owens, Jr. of Heathsville were held Saturday, June 7, 2008 11 A. M. at the Willie Chapel Baptist Church with Pastor Rose Curry, Officiating.

William Owens, Jr., son of the late William Owens, Sr. and Sallie Owens of Lancaster, Virginia, known to family and friends as : “Juke,” was born May 30, 1939.

Juke was educated in the Lancaster County School System. At an early age, he joined Willie Chapel Baptist Church. He was a waterman for many years working for Standard Products and Zapata Haynie. He loved talking and enjoyed life. He loved his children, grandchildren and all his siblings.

Juke was married to Geraldine Ball of Moattico, Virginia and to this union seven children and two stepchildren, Darlene and Elton.

Later in life, Juke relocated to Southport, North Carolina, there he married the former Etheleen Gordon and to this union six stepchildren, Rosa, William, Kenneth, David, Linda and Troy. It was after her passing; Juke returned home and attended church as much his health would allow him.

Juke departed this life on Monday, June 2, 2008 at the Rappahannock General Hospital in Kilmarnock, Virginia. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brother, James Lloyd Owens.

Juke leaves to cherish his memory: seven children: five sons: Freddie Oneil and Lynice of Lancaster, Wilbert Dennis and Linda; Cordell and Shelia; and Anthony Owens all of Morrattico and David and Deborah Ann of Richmond County, Virginia; two daughters: Caroline and Loren of Morrattico; and Bertha Mae of Mollusk, Virginia; eight step children; many many grandchildren, and great grandchildren; two brothers: Gilbert Owens of Lacnaster and Tony of Alfonso; three sisters: Loretta, Mary and Thelma all of Lancaster; five sisters-in-law: Lila Owens of Lancaster, Elnora Owens of Nuttsville, Annis Jean Parker, Judy S. Gordon and Bertha L. Gordon; all of South Port, North Carolina; four brothers-in-law: John Landers and James Harcum of Lancaster, Virginia; Cornelius Hankins of Sacramento, California; and Paul Gordon of Long Branch, New Jersey; two special friends: Virginia Cox and Elwood Gibson; three uncles including a special uncle: Robert Owens of Baltimore, Maryland; William and Joseph Henderson of Lancaster, Virginia; six aunts: Lillie Mae Conway of Baltimore, Maryland; Ernestine Noel of Burgess, Virginia; Amelia Moody of North Carolina, Allie Kelley, Mahalia and Frances Henderson all of Lancaster, Virginia a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Interment services were held at the church cemetery where grandsons served as pall bearers and granddaughters served as floral bearers.

Services of Comfort and Trust entrusted to the Berry O. Waddy Funeral Home, Berry O. Waddy, Manager.

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