Dwayne A. Owens

Sunrise: October 4, 1972

Sunset: July 4, 2019

On Thursday, July 4, 2019, a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend, Dwayne Antwion Owens, slipped into the arms of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. 

He is preceded in death by his mother, Jessie Lee Owens; father, George Wilson, Jr.; sisters, Maxine Shorts and Bernadine Kelley.

He is survived by his wife, LaRana; his daughter, Mia; his siblings, Barbara Davis, James Owens (Nancy), George Wilson, III and Iris Phelps-Perry; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Dwayne was born in Norfolk, Virginia. He attended Norfolk State University where he majored in Early Childhood Education.  He worked as a corrections officer at St. Bride’s Correctional Center before becoming ill.  Dwayne was a kind and thoughtful person, always putting others before himself.  His greatest joy was being present to love, help, and encourage others.

He had a passion for God and his people and served his Pastor and church faithfully.  In 2004, he and his family joined Dabar Christian Center where Dwayne and his wife served as its first youth leaders.  They hosted monthly fellowships, opening not only their home but their hearts.  Beyond the church, Dwayne shared his love with all those that were blessed to encounter him.

Not a day will pass that Dwayne will not be remembered and greatly missed.

Viewing Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Wake Service Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 West Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service Thursday, July 11, 2019 10:30am Dabar Christian Center 137 George Washington Hwy N Chesapeake, VA 23323 Interment Rosewood Memorial Park 631 N Witchduck Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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    Tisha aka cuzin says

    My beloved cousin,
    you are truly a blessing to our family.
    GOD gave us an “ANGEL” on earth.
    We are so grateful to have had the pleasure of borrowing you for a moment.
    “THANK YOU” for being the man you are and always will be to us.
    I love you.

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    Mekisha Cunningham says

    My big brother…you will be missed. As hard as this will be I know you are better cause there is no more suffering. Thank you for ALWAYS believing in me. You were definitely an angel in disguise. Thanks for everything and I hope I can continue to make you proud while you now look down on me. Much love always!

    Mekisha Cunningham

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    Walter and Gwendolyn Price-Williams says

    Brother Dwayne — As you’ve kept your eyes upon the distant shore..you KNEW He’d lead YOU safely to that blessed place He has prepared..

    May friends and family find peace and contentment in knowing that your soul is anchored in the Lord…

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    Melissa Tyler (moo says

    My heart is overwhelmed with many emotions all I can say is I love you cuz & I’m miss you / I’m sending my prayers to his beautiful wife and daughter

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