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Beverly Ann Owens, age 57, formerly of Cumberland, KY, entered the gates of Heaven on Friday, February 2, 2024, at her residence in Richmond, KY, while surrounded by her loving family.
On 12/6/1966, God brought the most incredible woman into the world. Her name was Beverly Ann Owens. Her mother’s name was Beverly Kranhenbuhl and her dad was a veteran named Billy Browning. She was born in Indiana, but raised in Cumberland, KY, where her mom and dad owned a restaurant. This is where she met the love of her life, Jimmy Owens and her life truly began. She was 16 years old when they made vows before the Lord, to love and cherish one another for the rest of their life, which resulted in 40 years of marriage. It was her true calling in life that came from that love. She was created to be a momma and a nana, and the Lord blessed her with 6 children. Unfortunately, two of her sons went to be with the Lord at a very young age and preceded her in death, Jonathan and Jamie Owens. She had the privilege and honor of raising 4 of them here on earth. I can only imagine that the greatest treasures in her life was the day she married Jimmy, and the day she held each of her babies in her arms. She found her life’s purpose and her joy in raising each of her children, allowing them to become the men and women that God called them to be. She loved each with a love that was unconditional and empowering.
Not only was she a faithful Sunday school teacher, but she was also Youth Group leader at Linden Street Baptist Church. It was because her husband was a deacon at that same church, they knew the importance of raising their children to know Jesus Christ and to faithfully serve Him. They did this by example, by dragging (if necessary) all four kids to church with them to EVERY SINGLE SERVICE. They continued to be involved in youth groups and church functions. Beverly would write, direct, and even sew the costumes for every Christmas and Easter play. She was an incredible mother and there just aren't words to describe how faithful she was to the Lord and to her family.
Jimmy Ray was the oldest of the children and she was his number one fan, when he grew up wanting to play football. She never missed a game and there wasn’t anyone screaming louder for Jimmy Ray than his momma. When he decided to join the National Guard, straight out of high school, that might have been her proudest moment. While she worried, she knew that the Lord had a purpose for him. Jimmy Ray and his precious wife Valerie gave her two grandchildren, Lily and Lucas Owens.
Jennifer Ruth was her second born. Beverly was the most supportive mother in the world when it came to Jennifer’s cheerleading. She was willing to make sacrifices to assure her children had all they needed for sports and other school activities. She was most proud of Jennifer, about 3 years ago, she turned her life over to the Lord, coming back to the Jesus, she was raised to know. Jennifer gave her 4 grandchildren, Jasmine Wilson, Tyler Wilson, Jesselin Wilson, and Jaylee Freeman.
Joshua Lee was her youngest son and was a true momma’s boy. She supported him growing up in everything he did and allowed him to be himself, no matter what. He dedicated every free minute to caring for his mother's needs. He prepared her meals whenever she got an appetite, whether 2 am or 2 pm, he was always devoted to giving her anything she wanted or needed. He was known as her personal chef and never left his momma's side.
Brittany Jayne was her baby girl and her miracle child. She had her at age 36, when she thought she couldn't have more children. Brittany was her pride and joy, and her best friend. Brittany and her mother had a special bond. Beverly viewed her as a ray of sunshine in her eyes. Brittany remained by her mother’s side, rendering love and care when needed. She even shared her kitten, Salem that she bought for herself, but Salem had other plans and made Beverly his chosen owner.
Beverly was known for being an amazing cook. Her cabbage rolls and home-made chicken noodle soup was second to none. She loved to fish with Jimmy and David, her late brother-in-law. She was known for catching the biggest bass of all three. She enjoyed watching her favorite television show, “Yellowstone” and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
She also leaves to mourn her passing, brother, Brandon Browning of Rogersville, Tennessee and best friend and first Sunday School teacher, Violet Logston of Richmond, KY.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 6th, 2024, beginning at 12 noon at the Cumberland Valley Funeral Home, 113 Main Street, Cumberland, KY.
Funeral Services will begin at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Pastor Henry “Bug” Owens, Jr. officiating.
Burial will follow in the Mountain View Cemetery in Cumberland, KY.
Pallbearers will be family and friends.
Cumberland Valley Funeral Home is Honored to Serve the Owens Family.