obituary Jossie Owen

Jossie (pronounced ‘Joe-see’) Owen died Saturday, December 19, 2020 in Pinehurst, North Carolina after a difficult, but courageous struggle with Alzheimer’s. Her family was with her in comfort and prayer during her last weeks and months.

She was predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, Charles R. “Bob” Owen, Jr. and her son, Stuart Owen. She is survived by daughter Julie Snyder (Chuck), of Mountain Home, Idaho and son Bob Owen, III (Janet) of Whispering Pines, North Carolina.

Jossie leaves a rich and enduring legacy of Family and faith, having blessed her children, grandchildren (12), and great grandchildren (11) with genuine love and compassion. She raised three children in Montgomery, Alabama during the challenges of the 1960s and ’70s, working for years as a Teacher and Orthodontist Office Manager.

Her early years were greatly impacted by World War II and in 1943, Jossie and her brothers were left at a Methodist Children’s Home in Macon, Georgia when she was 6 years old. Growing up in an orphanage in the 1940s and ’50s was difficult and shaped her spirit in such a way that Jossie became both sweet and resilient.  These enduring character traits marked her entire life. Jossie and Bob spent years at Normandale and Aldersgate United Methodist Churches. Their lives were blessed with many church friends and hundreds of other friends, throughout the almost 60 years they lived in Montgomery, AL.

In 2016, Jossie moved from Alabama and joined children and grandchildren in Whispering Pines, NC and continued to make new friends and bless many with her quick wit, smile and sweet disposition. She is greatly missed, and now knows the heavenly joy and blessing she has with her Savior Jesus Christ.

A Memorial Service will be planned for 2021 with details to be determined and announced at a later time. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in honor of Jossie to the Alzheimer’s Research & Prevention Foundation.

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Services are entrusted to Boles Funeral Home of Southern Pines.

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