The funeral service will be conducted at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, March 22, 2017 at New Corinth Baptist Church, Spivey Street, Ellaville, Georgia, where Reverend Brian Ramey is pastor. Bishop James Lundy, pastor of Tabernacle of Faith Holiness Church, Ellaville, Georgia, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Ellaville, Georgia.
Minnie Lou was born October 16, 1934 in Ellaville, Schley County, Georgia to the late Charlie Terry and Jennie Harvey Terry. She acquired her education in the Schley County public school system where she was a 1952 graduate of Ellaville High School. She was married to the late Leory Sewell and to this union they were blessed with four children. She was preceded in death by her two oldest sons, Kenneth Owens and Bobby Owens; her brothers, Charlie Jr. and Terry; and sister Claudette Anderson.
She was a previous member of New Corinth Baptist Church and later had a new awakening in Christ and joined the Tabernacle of Faith Holiness Church under the administration of Bishop James Lundy. She retired from Mom’s Kitchen as a waitress after ten years of dedicated services. She moved back to her native home of Ellaville, Georgia in 1981.
She loved writing poems, attending Sunday school and Worship service, watching soap operas, and playing Gin Rummy.
Survivors are two sons, Timothy (Zelma) Owens, Cusseta, Georgia and Vincent Wilson, Ellaville, Georgia; three grandchildren, Charles Owens, Dextease Lamar Owens, Sr., and Valerie Ghant; two great grandchildren, Asia Hoskins and Dextease Lamar Owens, Jr.; siblings, Doris Terry, Ellaville, Georgia, Janice Sales (Wilbert), Fort Valley, Georgia, Mary Simpkins, Miami, Florida, Carolyn Wittenburg, Miami, Florida; devoted aunts, Julia Harvey, Lorene Harvey, Mary Jones, Christine Harvey Sales, all of Atlanta, Georgia; one uncle, Charlie Harvey, Americus, Georgia; one sister-in-law, Cherry Rudean Terry; one brother-in-law, Kletner Anderson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including a (BBF) Best Friend Forever, Minister Ellen Battle, Tazewell, Georgia.