OBITUARY

Elsie Tatum Owens

January 24, 1926December 29, 2018
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Mrs. Elsie Tatum Owens, 92, of Prattville, passed away Saturday, December 29, 2018. Visitation will be held Wednesday, January 2nd from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Ridout’s Prattville Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held at 2:00 PM Thursday, January 3rd at the First United Methodist Church with Pastors Drew Willis and Tony McCullough officiating. Burial will follow at the Pine Level United Methodist Church Cemetery.

Mrs. Owens was born on January 24, 1926 to the late Paul and Ethel Tatum. For many years she was an active part of the business and civic affairs of Prattville. She was the founder of the Kiddie College and a pioneer of early childhood development. She was a true matriarch in ministry to young children. She touched the lives of thousands. Mrs. Owens was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church and belonged to many other church, fraternal, business and social organizations. She will always be remembered for her kindness and willingness to help anyone in need.

Other than her parents, she is preceded in death by her loving husband of 56 years, Albert Owens; brothers, Clarence Tatum, Braxton Tatum, Ray Tatum, Curtis Tatum and a son in law, David Willis. She is survived by two daughters and a son in law, Sandra and Darrell Faint, Angie Willis; three grandchildren, Jonathan Faint, Joshua Faint, Tatum Willis; a sister in law, Betty Tatum and a host of beloved nieces, nephews, other family members and friends. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Prattville or to the Pine Level United Methodist Church or the Pine Level United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund.

  • FAMILY

  • Sandra and Darrell Faint, Daughter and son in law
  • Angie Willis, Daughter
  • Betty Tatum, Sister-in-law
  • three grandchildren; Jonathan Faint, Joshua Faint, Tatum Willis and a host of nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
  • DONATIONS

  • First United Methodist Church
  • Pine Level United Methodist Church
  • Pine Level United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Wednesday, January 2, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Thursday, January 3, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 7, 2019

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Burial
REMEMBERING

Elsie Tatum Owens

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Gail Johnson

January 2, 2019

Dear Sandro, Angie and family,

I first met Miss Elsie in 1957 when Vivian started kindergarten at Kiddie College. Frank and Ed followed in the ensuing years. She was a great influence on their young lived and loved each child she taught and they knew it. May I join my voice with all of Prattville as you celebrate the life of "Miss Elsie"

With love , prayers and y sympathy and that of my familym

Gail Johnson

Lydia Thigpen

December 30, 2018

Mrs. Owens was a very special lady and was loved by everyone in the Prattville community who knew her. Almost anyone you talk to will tell you what color door they entered when they attended Kiddie College, the preschool which she founded and ran for so many years. The lives she touched are too numerous to count. She was a kind and loving caregiver to everyone who crossed her path. There is no doubt that she is healthy and whole again in heaven, right beside Jesus still taking care of all of the precious babies.

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