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Norma Jean Owens

Posted 3/28/24

Norma Jean Owens went home to be with her Lord   March 24, 2024,   at the age of 100 years 2 months 5 days. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2024 at the …

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Norma Jean Owens


Norma Jean Owens went home to be with her Lord  March 24, 2024,  at the age of 100 years 2 months 5 days. Graveside services are scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30, 2024 at the Lexington Cemetery, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.

Norma graced this world as the eldest of eight siblings born to Lee and Mildred (Bryant) Hawkins. It was in the beautiful tapestry of life that she crossed paths with the love of her life, Thurman Owens. Their hearts intertwined, and on October 21, 1941, they exchanged vows, embarking on a sacred union that spanned 66 years until Thurman’s peaceful departure in 2007.

Through the ebbs and flows of existence, Norma and Thurman established their abode in Oklahoma City for numerous years. In 1973, Norma embraced a well-deserved retirement from Western Electric, marking a new chapter as they ventured to Lexington, where they planted their roots until Thurman’s eventual parting.

A devout member of the Spring Hill Free Will Baptist Church in Lexington, Norma’s spirit found solace and community within its hallowed walls. Norma’s legacy resonates not only through her familial bonds but also through the kindness she wholeheartedly shared with all who crossed her path. Her unwavering faith illuminated even the darkest of days and her enduring love continues to inspire all who had the privilege of knowing her.

Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Lee and Mildred Hawkins; her husband, Thurman Owens; her brothers, Bob Hawkins, Lewis Hawkins, Kenneth Hawkins and Lonnie Hawkins; her grandson, Gregory Don Owens;  and her granddaughter, Becky Jackson.

Survivors include her three children, Donald Ray Owens and wife, Kathy, Carolyn Schultz and husband, Rick, and Rick Owens and wife, Ramona; her 10 grandchildren, Tamara and Karl Lehr, Shawn and Shannon Owens, Jon and Ashley Owens, Debbie and Dave Patterson, Sammy Bennett, Marissa  Skaggs, Robin and Johnathan Franks, Chantel and Jay Watford, Taylor and Shelli Owens and Tiffany and Lance Judkins; her 18 great-grandchildren, Tyler Culbertson, Brittany Culbertson, Matthew Owens, Austin Owens, Craig Patterson, Catie Overton, Jeremy Jackson, Jennifer Jackson, Krysten Franks, Brycen Franks, Rylee Cupp, Reagan Watford, Zachery Owens,  Jackson Owens, Riddock Owens, Ramsey Judkins, Brookes Judkins and Jynner Judkins; her two great-great-grandchildren, Waylon Vermillion and Willow Cupp; her three sisters, Mary Evans, Betty Rowland and Sandra Conn; and numerous other relatives and friends.