Dessie M. Owens
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Dessie M. Owens
  • September 23, 1922 - November 2, 2017
  • Grand Prairie, Texas

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Dessie M Owens, age 95, of Grand Prairie, TX Passed Away on Thursday November 2, 2017. Dessie was born September 23, 1922 in Trent, TX to John and Gladys Baker.

Dessie grew up in west, TX and graduated from Merkel High School in 1941. She married Ernest Merle Owens May 17, 1941. They moved to Grand Prairie in 1947 where she worked as a secretary in the financial industry. Dessie was a sweet, smart and sassy woman who enjoyed reading, playing bingo and working embroidery.

In 1996 she and Merle moved to Mineola where they joined New Hope Baptist Church in Mineola. Dessie was funny and remained sharp as a tack till the very end. In 2006 she moved back to the Grand Prairie area.

Dessie was preceded in death by her husband Ernest Merle Owens; siblings: Francis McCoy and J.R. Baker.

Dessie is survived by; son Ernest Owens & wife Christine; and daughter Margaret Cooper; grandchildren- Delynda White & husband Marshal, Tammie Cooper, Teressia Morris & husband Clifford, Melissa Owens, Kara Wylie & husband Stephen, Ashlie Black & husband Darron, great grandchildren - Derrick, C.W. & wife Alma, Anna, Alex, Alise, Adriana, Halley, Reid, Kirstyn and great-great-grandchildren - Anahi, Caden, Brady, Charlie.

A visitation will be held Monday, November 6, 2017 from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM, 2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75052. The funeral service will be held Monday, November 6, 2017 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM, 2951 S. Belt Line Road, Grand Prairie, TX 75052. The graveside service for Dessie will be held Monday, November 6, 2017 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM at Southland Cemetery, 1100 SW 3rd St. Grand Prairie, TX 75051.