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George A. Smith & Sons Funeral Home

1544 South Highland, Jackson, TN

OBITUARY

Bernice Marie Collins Owens

March 18, 1928October 9, 2019
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Bernice Marie Collins Owens, age 91 of Denmark, passed away on Wednesday, October 9, 2019.

She was born on March 18, 1928 in the Britton Lane Community of Madison County to the late Neely Taylor and Lessie Mae Tims Collins. She was a longtime employee for Oakley's Fashions and Nando Jones Dry Goods. She was an active member of Maple Springs Baptist Church.

Bernice always put others first and would always, no matter who you are, would feed you. She would never let anyone go hungry. She would give of herself sacrificially without thinking of herself. She was a servant and example of all to strive to be. She loved working in her garden and tending to her flowers. She loved country music, especially George Jones.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Allen Leon Owens; and her brother, Neely Bruce Collins.

She is survived by her son, Larry Owens and "daughter" in law, Shirley of Denmark; grandson, Brian Owens (Jennifer) of Bells; two sisters, Amy Hughey (Wayne) of Memphis and Samantha Hardee (Gene, deceased) of Jackson; brother, Jessie Collins (Gloria) of Jackson; and several special nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends and loved ones on Monday, October 14, 2019 from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. at the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons.

The funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, October 14, 2019 at the South Chapel of George A. Smith and Sons with Rev. Ron Hale and Rev. Mark Wade officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Springs Cemetery.

Services

  • Visitation with Friends and Loved Ones Monday, October 14, 2019
  • The Funeral Service Monday, October 14, 2019

Memories

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Patsy Maples

October 13, 2019

Ms. Bernice always had a beautiful smile on her face at church, never can remember her any other way.I never heard her say one unkind word about anyone always loving. A beautiful lady inside out.

David Hardee

October 13, 2019

To the family sorry to hear about the loss of your Mother and Sister. Larry, I know how hard it is to lose your Mother, but you need to know God is with you now and forever.

David R. Hardee

Sherry Stewart Collins Robertson

October 12, 2019

Amy so sorry for your loss and to the rest of the family too. My thoughts and prayers are with y'all. Love you

Laverne Collins Privitt

October 10, 2019

I have so many memories precious ones I'll cherish forever. To Larry, Shirley, Brian my prayer is that God will comfort and give you peace during this time. My love to you all.
Going to miss you sweet Tilly, Loved you dearly, LaVerne.

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