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May 27, 2021

Obituary

Lois Williams Owens

August 05, 1949 - May 23, 2021

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Revelation 21:4                                                                                                                 

Lois Williams Owens was born on August 5,1949 to the late Deacon Edward “Pap” and Pearl Span Williams. She attended Central Memorial High School and was a member of the graduating class of 1968. After graduation, she attended Louisiana State Beauty School and received her cosmetology license in 1970.

She was married to Charles Owens and to this union were born 2 daughters. Later, she met the love of her life Luther “Hard Walking Red” Taylor. They remained inseparable until his passing.

Lois began her relationship with the Lord as a member of the Bethlehem Baptist Church where she served as an usher for many years. She later joined Second Missionary Baptist. Finally, she became a faithful member of New Zion Baptist Church under the leadership of Rev. Linda Ray Cotton. She loved to attend church and could always be seen in the rear of the church enjoying service.

Lois was employed at Highland Park Hospital as a Certified Nurse’s Assistant. She was known for her service and kindness to all her patients and was a friend to those whom she worked with.  Lois worked at Bogalusa Head Start 27 years as a Teacher’s Assistant. In 2004 she was awarded the Regina Coeli Quality Initiative Award for her dedication to the children, families, and staff. She retired in 2013 after serving and making a difference in the lives of several hundred children and their families. At one point, to provide for Elizabeth and herself, she worked these jobs simultaneously.  After her retirement, she fell in love with being a grandmother. She adored her grandchildren and had played a huge part in the everyday lives and upbringing of her “hearts” Raeghan and Elise. Lois could always be found working in her yard and being a “Jackie of all trades.” She felt that there was always something to be done whether it was in her yard, on her van, or around her house. Idleness was not in her vocabulary. She was well known for her banana pudding and known by many simply as “Granny”. Lois was loving, kind, and was always willing to help those in need. She will forever be missed by those who knew and love her. God certainly gained an angel.

Lois Williams Owens leaves to forever cherish her memories her daughter, Elizabeth Owens; her god children, LaShanna Stewart-Chaney, Christopher Matthews, Jr. and TaShyra Brock; her grandchildren, Raeghan and Elise Pack and MaKayla and Michael Chaney, Jr.; sisters, Nuella Thomas, Melvina (Willie) Powell, Anna Mitchell, Dianne Fowler, and Ceolia Dunn; her dear friends, Cynthia (Mansel) Jackson, Kellie (Scotty) Temple, and Amos (Odessa) Peters; her beloved sisters-in-law, Carolyn Brister, Bennie Ruth Miller, and Joan Williams along with her sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces, and nephews that held a special place in her heart.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Deacon Edward and Pearl Williams; a daughter, Danielle Owens; a special companion, Luther Taylor; a sister, Betty Maddock; brothers, John Williams and Gene Williams and a godson, Craig Thomas.

A Funeral Service will be held at New Zion Missionary Baptist Church in Angie, Louisiana on May 29, 2021 at 2:00 PM.

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