Mr. Michael Darnell “Mickie” Owens of South Boston died on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, at the age of 75. 

Mr. Owens was born July 29, 1946 in Halifax to the late Mr. Irvin Owens and Ms. Virginia Wagstaff Owens. He was married to Mrs. Janet Simmons Owens and was a United States Air Force and Navy veteran.

Mr. Owens is survived by his wife, Janet Owens of the home; three children, Angela Simmons, and Benjamin Simmons (JoQuette) all of South Carolina, and LaQuetta Richardson (Edward) of North Carolina; 12 grandchildren; eight great grandchildren; one sister, Kathy Owens of Connecticut; five sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Byron Owens; and two sisters, Noel Owens Morgan and Jackye Owens.

Funeral services for Mr. Michael Darnell Owens will be Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home with the Rev. Wallace Pierce, eulogist. 

Public viewing for family and friends was held Thursday from noon until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home.

Following COVID 19 guidelines, a facemask and social distancing are required. A limit of 50 people are allowed at the service.

Funeral services are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.