On Thursday, November 7, 2013 with her family at her side, Mary Louise Hollifield Owensby, age 74, of Inglis, Florida and formerly of Marion, NC, entered Heaven surrounded by angels. A native of McDowell County, NC, born September 15, 1939 ,she was the daughter of the late Gary William Hollifield, Sr. and Ruth Texie McGee Hollifield Justice. She attended Marion High School and was a member of David’s Tabernacle Church of God in Crystal River, Florida where she worked in the food pantry and assisted in flower arrangements. Mary was a loving mother to everyone and a true angel to all who knew her. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother, Jimmy Henry Hollifield
She is survived by her loving husband 57 years, Joe David Owensby, Sr. of the home; three children, Debbie Jo Owensby Sapp and husband Martin of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Joe David Owensby, Jr. of Douglasville, GA and Anita Louise Owensby Rotella of Inglis, FL; two brothers, Gary William Hollifield, Jr. and wife Judy of Hickory and Bobby Ray Hollifield and wife Sherry of Nebo; one granddaughter, Shannon Leigh Spencer and husband James of Charlotte; one great grandson, Caleb James Spencer of Charlotte; one sister-in-law, Patsy Hollifield of Nebo. A number of nieces and nephews and one special friend, Dottie Osteen of Inglis, FL, also survives.
As Mary requested, a celebration of life will be held Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. at Yancey Street Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. All family and friends are welcomed.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to a Hospice Organization of one’s choice.