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Doris Rae Owens

August 21, 1938 ~ July 16, 2019 (age 80)

On Tuesday, July 16, 2019, Deaconess Doris Rae Owens was called into the eternal arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  She was a native of Turkey, NC and was a long time resident of Virginia Beach, VA and Chesapeake, VA.

Deaconess Owens was born on August 21, 1938, in Turkey, NC to the late Lee and Inez Campbell and was married to the late Ernest (OD) Owens. She was educated in the Sampson County School System.  After marriage she joined Sam’s Spring A.M.E. Zion Church with her husband.

Deaconess Owens worked as a seamstress supervisor for 25 years and owned an alteration and clothing shop for five years.  She lived in New Jersey for 21 years and in 1986 moved to Virginia where she made a home in Virginia Beach. After moving to Virginia Deaconess Owens started a hauling service that she worked until retiring.

She is preceded in death by her husband Ernest (OD) Owens, Brother Herbert Campbell, Daughter Susan Darlene Moore, Grandson Michael Moore (Mikey) and Granddaughter Dominique Owens (Niquey, Niquey).  She leaves to cherish her memories a sister Bertha Faison, two daughters Teresa Simmons (Ernest) and Sonya Coltrane (John), four Grandchildren Blair Salaam (Jibreel), Devante’ Coltrane, Yakira (Kira) Miller (Jhory) and Gabrielle Coltrane, Two Great Grandsons Rafi and Jayce who she loved dearly and a host of loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

The funeral service will be held, Wednesday, July 24, 2019 at 1:00 pm at Sam’s Spring AME Zion Church in Roseboro, NC.  The viewing will be at 10 am at the church before the service.  The interment will be held at Roseboro-SnowHill Cemetery

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