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Official Obituary of

Mary Louise (Hornsby) Owens

April 24, 1942 ~ August 19, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Mary Owens Obituary

Mary Louise Owens, born Mary Louise Hornsby and known to her family and friends as Louise, was born April 24, 1942, in Caldwell, Texas. Louise

 was called home by the Lord on Saturday, August 19, 2023. She was the eldest child of Ruthie Mae Ellison-Hornsby and VT Hornsby. She was a beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, Sister, Aunt and Friend. 

She was preceded in death by her father VT, mother Ruthie Mae, husband Ozell Sr, and grandson Mathis.  Louise is survived by her sister Annie Pearl Jackson, six children, Vanessa, Tonda (Bobby), Ozell Jr, Terence, Darrell (Jessica), and Shiree; thirteen grandchildren (Terence Jr, Keisha, Michael, Desiree', Isaiah, Breana, Taylor, Marquis, DJ, Quenton, Kya, Deshawn, Allanah and 17 great-grandchildren.

Louise was married to her husband, Ozell Owens Sr. for over 50 years. They met while she was playing softball in the St.Johns area in Austin. Their love story was one written in the stars, and she loved to tell her grandchildren stories of their adventures and the unconditional love he showed her. 

Louise was full of life, she will be remembered for her kindness, feisty nature, and the wisdom of life lessons she shared with her children and grandchildren. She truly was the cornerstone and heart of our family. She was always willing to lend a listening ear and help however she could. She often assisted in transporting others in her big red truck to doctors’ appointments in Bastrop and even drove into Austin at the age of 77. She volunteered at the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry for more than 20 years. She found Christ at an early age and joined Union Chapel AME in Cedar Creek, TX, and was a member of Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church for over 35 years. She lived a life full of light and made a positive impact on this world while she was here. It is the honor and pleasure of her family to continue to spread love and kindness as she did and make sure her memory and legacy are carried on. 

Services will be held at Mount Rose Missionary Baptist Church in Bastrop, TX on Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 10:00 a.m.

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Funeral Service
August 26, 2023

10:00 AM
Mt Rose Missionary Baptist Church
507 Toliver
Bastop, TX 78602

Interment following funeral service
August 26, 2023

Mt. Olive Cemetery
cedar creek
Cedar Creek, Texas 78612


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