Bernice Davis Ownbey

September 14, 1932March 10, 2018

Bernice Ownbey, 85, passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018. She was born in Asheville, North Carolina and was a resident of Hampton for 60 years. Bernice worked for the Hampton city schools. She was a former member of Buckroe United Methodist Church.

Bernice was preceded in rest by her husband of 63 years, Lawrence Ownbey, Jr.; her parents; and sister, Hazel Rhoades. She is survived by her sons, Michael and Danny; daughters-in-law, Sandy and Sandra; grandchildren, Allison, Andrew, Ashley, and April; and great-grandchildren, Savannah, Gage, Caylee, Jessi, and Allie.

The family will receive friends 6:00 to 7:00 pm, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home and Memorial Park, with a celebration of Bernice’s life to follow at 7:00 pm at the funeral home. A private interment will be in Asheville, North Carolina.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Friends are encouraged to visit to share memories and words of condolence with the family.

Arrangements are under the care of Parklawn-Wood Funeral Home and Memorial Park, 2551 N. Armistead Avenue, Hampton, Virginia 23666.


  • Michael Ownbey, Son
  • Danny Ownbey, Son
  • Sandy and Sandra, Daughters-in-Law
  • Allison, Grandchild, *
  • Andrew, Grandchild, *
  • Ashley, Grandchild, *
  • April, Grandchild, *
  • Savannah, Great-Grandchild, *
  • Gage, Great-Grandchild, *
  • Caylee, Great-Grandchild, *
  • Jessi, Great-Grandchild, *
  • Allie, Great-Grandchild, *
  • Lawrence Leroy Ownbey, Jr., Husband
  • John Vance Davis, Father
  • Edith Allison, Mother
  • Hazel Rhoades, Sister

  • the Alzheimer's Association


  • Visitation Wednesday, March 14, 2018
  • Celebration of Life Service Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Bernice Davis Ownbey

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