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Willie Franklin Owens

March 24, 1942 — June 18, 2022

Willie F. Owens went from labor to reward in the late hours of June 18th, 2022.
Willie was born on March 24th, 1942 to the late Georgia Mae and James Owens and accepted Christ at an early age.

Willie was educated in Chesapeake public schools and graduated from George Washington Carver High School shortly afterwards Willie went on to serve his country in the U.S. Military.

After serving nearly 5 years Willie was honorably discharged from his military career and began to work for the U.S. Postal Department where he served until his retirement.

At the time of his passing Willie was a member of St. John A.M.E Church and continued to attend until his health declined, he was also a member of the Pastors Aide, Men Ministry, andUsher Board.

Left to cherish Willie is his daughter Tonya Owens, four brothers Alvin Owens (Polly) Roland Owens (Emma) Joseph Owens and Gary Owens; Grandchildren Christian Owens, Terell Owens, and Amaya Dent; Stepchildren Linda Cooper, Renee Morning, Gary Stevenson, Tony Stevenson, Rhonda McElrath, and Wanda Stevenson; and a special and devoted niece Stephanie Scott; and a host of nieces, nephews, grandkids, great grandkids, cousins, and friends.

In addition to his parents he will be greeted by the love of his life Essie Mae Stevenson, sister Eranina Scott, Helen Owens, Joyce Faircloth, and brothers George Owens, David Owens, and Charles Owens.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

5:00 - 9:00pm (Eastern time)

E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment

5873 Poplar Hall Dr, Norfolk, VA 23502

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Funeral Service

Thursday, June 30, 2022

Starts at 1:00pm (Eastern time)

E. Vaughn Wray Funeral Establishment

5873 Poplar Hall Dr, Norfolk, VA 23502

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Burial

Albert G. Horton Veterans Cemetery

5310 Milners Rd, Suffolk, VA 23434

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