Mildred Slaughter Owens, 78, of Port St. Joe, Fla., passed away at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, April 2, 2014.
She was born April 30, 1935, in Westville, Fla., to the late Sidney Slaughter and Mabelle Padgett. She graduated from Ponce de Leon High School in 1953. She then moved to Port St. Joe and married the late Everett "Skull" Owens in 1955 where they raised their family. Mildred had a successful career working with the Florida Power Corp.
Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren, cooking and baking, and being an active member of the First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe. She was known for her abundance of wisdom and will be remembered for being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She will be deeply missed by those lives she has touched.
Survivors include her two sons, Steven Owens and wife, Judy, of Port St. Joe, Fla., and John Owens and wife, Catherine, of Orlando, Fla., one brother, Lloyd Slaughter and wife, Gail, of Ponce de Leon, Fla., five grandchildren, Stephanie Davis and husband, Allen, of Howard Creek, Fla., Mitchell Owens of Orlando, Fla., Sydney Owens of Port St. Joe, Fla., Michael and Olivia Owens both of Orlando, Fla.; three great-grandchildren, Charles Allen Davis Jr., Ava Marie Davis, and Abigail Davis, all of Howard Creek, Fla.
Funeral services for Mrs. Owens were held on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at the First Baptist Church in Port St. Joe, Fla., with Brother Buddy Caswell officiating. Interment followed in Pleasant Ridge Cemetery in Westville, FL.
In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Covenant Hospice or to the building fund at First Baptist Church of Port St. Joe, FL
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100 E. 19th St.
Panama City, FL 32405