Obituary of Sandra Owens

Obituary of Sandra Owens

ORDER of Ceremony

My grandma passed away on October 22nd, 2020. I think she is my spirit guide now. That's how I survived the mass shooting on 5/14/2022.

Sandra Owens

  1. Prelude Music
  2. Welcome
  3. Scriptures in Psalm Chapter 23
  4. Song: Don’t Let Me Lose This Dream 
My grandma loves this song so much!


  1. Scriptures in Titus Chapter 2: Verses 13th & 14th 
  2. Theme: Bridge Over Troubled Water
My grandma also loves this song.
  1. Prayer
  2. Postlude music 

Obituary of Sandra Owens

Sandra Owens was born on July 13, 1943, and died on October 22, 2020. Her most recent residential place was at 3114 Franklin Avenue, Apt 414. She passed away in the Saint Louis University hospital while in the custody of the Intensive Care Unit due to blood pressure, diabetes, and insufficient drinking water. She doesn’t drink much water as the doctor recommended, which later caused her death. She loves drinking Pepsi soda every day.

While she was alive, her nickname was Sonia. She had a High school/GED level and used to be a Certified Nursing Assistant. Her parents, who gave her life in 1943, were the names she remembered telling stories of her life, Roena Marble-Webster (her mother) and James Webster (her father). Her mother died when she was only 18 years old, she had two elder sisters, but they had different fathers and the same mother.

At the age of 13, she got married to LeAndra Owens with 4 children, whose names still exist today: Toni (daughter), Andrea (only one son), Nikita, and Lorraine (other two daughters). And so, at 28, Sandra gave birth to her twin siblings, Kimrala (my mother) and Kayira (my uncle). She has 4 daughters and two sons.

Sandra grew up in Caruthersville, Missouri, and previously worked in her mother’s restaurant as a cook, a cashier, and a waitress as a small child. Before transitioning into puberty, she loved playing “Cowboys and Indians” with her neighbor by making mud pies. Her nephew, Roy, is older than Sandra because her elder sister was in the ‘30s while she was in her preteens. Roy played impractical jokes on her. Sandra would also travel to New Orleans, Louisiana, to visit her biological father in the South.

For most of her life as a mother, Sandra was a partygoer, gambler of Casino boats, classy fashion stylist, sassy attitude, and a lover of horror movies. Everyone enjoyed eating her sweet potatoes, pies, grits, and green beans because she got from her mother’s recipe at the restaurant where she grew up. My granny also enjoyed watching Black Culture in her bedroom, especially BET or Tyler Perry TV shows. She would never leave the house without looking right and putting something decorative on her hair.

On the back of the pamphlet. Image description: Sandra Owens strikes a sassy attitude pose with her smile and arms on her cury waists. She is sitting on her chair. 

Notes: "We thought of you with love today but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and days before that too, we think of you in silence, we often speak your name, all we have are memories and your picture in a frame, your memory is our keepsake with which we'll never part. God has you in His keeping, we have you in our hearts."

On The Back of the Pamphlet

Image Descriptor is below the back of the pamphlet. 
"Professional Services Entrusted to Serenity Memorial Funeral & Cremation Service, LLC."
It also says: "1905 Union BLVD, ST. Louis, MO 63113 (proudly serving Illinois & Missouri Families)".

Below The Back of the Pamphlet

She is only survived by her nephew and youngest niece, Roy Richardson and Elaine, from 2020 until the present.

Her Children Who Attended Her Funeral: Toni Williams, Andrea Owens, Nikita Carter, Lorrena Owens-Jamerson, Kimrala Owens, and Kayira Owens. She is also survived by her grandchildren: Esteban Webster, Jerome Williams, Gerrard Bell, Tiffany Owens, Malcolm Owens, Kaseem Carter, Roosevelt Gilmore, Fernandez Jennings, DeAngelo Jennings, Derenzo Jennings, Nikita Williams, Roberto Galvin, Tacoma Payne, Da’Shawn Owens (me!), Alexis Owens, and 14 great-grandchildren.

Best friend Betty Smith and her favorite nurse Steve went to her funeral.

I miss you, granny!