Joyce Shepard Owens

Joyce Shepard Owens

Joyce Shepard Owens, 85, of Wilson, N.C., was born on Jan. 24, 1935, and died Tuesday, April 28, 2020.

Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home in Wilson, N.C. Entombment followed in Evergreen Memorial Park in Wilson, N.C.

Surviving are her husband, Ralph Owens; four sons, Robert Owens (Candy) of Richmond, Va., Mark Owens (Mary Alice) of Richmond, Va., Richard Owens of Alexandria, Va., and Timothy Owens (Olga Katherine) of Raleigh, N.C.; one daughter, Kimberly Owens Holmes of Wilson, N.C.; 13 grandchildren; and one brother, Ronald Shepard (Della) of Wolf Lake. She leaves her beloved grand-fur-baby, Lulu.

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Owens; and by one brother, Bob Shepard.

Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home in Wilson, N.C., was in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences can be sent to

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