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First Presbyterian Church of Eden
Monday September 30th, 2019

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Memorial Service

First Presbyterian Church of Eden
Monday September 30th, 2019

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N Jerry Owens

Dr. N. Jerry Owens, 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday, September 26, 2019 surrounded by his family. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Monday September 30th, 2019 at First Presbyterian Church in Eden with Rev. Peter Smith and Rev. Tony Davis officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Jerry was born to the late Nap and Rosalie Owens in Wilmington, NC. He retired from RCC after 13 years as President. He served our community in numerous roles including; Chair of Rockingham County Board of Commissioners; Chair of Reidsville Rotary Board; Chair of Hospice Board; Vice-Chair of RCC Center for Active Retirement; Board Member of Chinqua-Penn Foundation; President of NC Association of Community College Presidents; Charter member of Rockingham County Economic Development Committee and Committee of 100; Member of Annie Penn Hospital Board; Member of the local First Citizens Bank Board and the Board of Cherokee Scout Council with Silver Beaver Award. He also enjoyed volunteering at Camp Carefree and delighted in sharing his love of the farm and animals with his grandchildren. He always treated others with respect and dignity, one of his hallmarks of success. Most of all he loved his wife and family and will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mary Owens; son, Alan Owens (Sheila); daughter, Melissa Davis (Tony); sister, Rose; brothers, Robert and Gene; 5 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and a large extended family. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Rockingham County, PO Box 281, Wentworth, NC 27375; First Presbyterian Church Building Fund, 582 Southwood Dr. Eden, NC 27288 or the N. Jerry Owens Scholarship with RCC Foundation, Inc. PO Box 38 Wentworth, NC 27375.

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Bill Apple Mar 22 2022 2:05 AM

I'm sadden to hear of Jerry's passing. He brightened my day with his grace and smile. He will be truly missed. Prayers to Mary and the family. Leslie

Leslie Durham Oct 2 2019 1:02 PM

A wonderful gentleman and a superior boss. Prayers for the family.

Wanda Morris Sep 30 2019 3:16 PM

A candle was lit in memory of N Owens

John Bau Sep 30 2019 11:20 AM

A candle was lit in memory of N Owens

Duane & Gloria Best Sep 29 2019 10:08 PM

I can think of many things I could say about Jerry Owens but the one that stands out for me was, he made a difference. In so many ways he made the lives around him better. He will be missed.

Fletcher Waynick Sep 29 2019 2:15 PM

Thoughts are with you and your family Mrs. Owens during this time. Dr. Owens gave so much to the community during his well-lived life. It is my hope that you are well supported during the coming weeks by that same community. My Dad thinks so highly of him and my kids remember his sharing his love of animals with them as well. So sorry for your loss.

Kelly Isley Guthrie Sep 29 2019 8:47 AM

A candle was lit in memory of N Owens

Deanna Gardner Sep 28 2019 4:29 PM

Thoughts and prayers to the family. Our community has lost a rare gem.

Deborah Crumpton Sep 27 2019 9:49 PM

When I was 12 and Jerry was a young man in his 20s, he and I took a road trip from Wilmington where he was living to Charlotte to visit his family, my Uncle Napoleon, my Aunt Rosalie, Robert and Gene. His mama didnt want him to make the trip because we left at midnight after he got off work. Jerry got his mama to agree to the trip because I was coming with him to keep him company. I remember singing hymns with him in the car as we headed to Charlotte. That is a precious memory for!m me. I love my cousin Jerry! Our grandmother Mama Owens treasured her oldest grandson Jerry!

Beth Wooten Sep 27 2019 7:14 PM

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