Mary Lois Pearson Jordan Owens

Mrs. Mary Lois Pearson Jordan Owens, 93, of Union City, Tenn., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019, in Union City.

Funeral services will be held at 7 p.m. Friday at White-Ranson Funeral Home with Dr. Cecil Sewell officiating. The family will receive friends prior to the funeral, beginning at 5 p.m.

Graveside services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday at Oakridge Cemetery in Clarksdale. A visitation will also be held Saturday at Meredith-Nowell Funeral Home in Clarksdale from 12:30 p.m. until time to leave for the cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Shane Jordan, Kameron Jordan, Brian McGimsey, Eli Jordan, Skipper White, Les Leatherman, Rocky Johnson and Andrew Blair.

Mrs. Owens was born in Europa, Miss., on Jan. 8, 1926, daughter of the late Preston Felto and Gennie Lois Crick Pearson. She was the second of seven children.

She graduated from Eupora Consolidated High School in 1944 and Blue Mountain College in 1948. She worked as a home economist for Arkansas and Missouri Power Company and later for Continental Baking Co. before buying and operating a family furniture and gift store in Clarksdale.

In addition to raising three successful sons, she was active in the PTA, president of the Women’s Club of Clarksdale, and a member of the American Association of University Women, the Garden Club and the Homemaker’s Club.

After several years of friendship, Mary Lois married Leroy Owens in 1985. Mary Lois and Leroy loved to travel. Together, they traveled to all 50 states and over 25 foreign countries, including China, Japan and the Holy Land. They moved to Union City in 2002 to live near their son, Rob. In Union City, they joined the First Baptist Church, where they formed many friendships. She had served as president of the Third Review Club of Union City and participated in the FCE.

Survivors include her husband, Leroy Owens; her son, Dr. Rob (Stacy) Jordan; two brothers, J.W. Pearson and John Leslie Pearson; a sister, Marjorie Pearson Hestor; three grandsons, Shane (Emily) Jordan, Kameron (Anna) Jordan and Eli Jordan; a granddaughter, Jennifer Jordan (Brian) McGimsey; and six great-grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by her first husband, James Jordan; two sons, J. Lyn Jordan and Russell Jordan; her stepmother, Lottie Pearson; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Permelia and Felix Ingram and Martha and Rob Rob Montgomery; brother and sister-in-law, Felto and Bonnie Pearson; sisters-in-law, Linda Clark and Rose Pearson; and a brother-in-law, Frank Hestor.

Condolences may be sent to the family at the funeral home website: White Ranson & White Mahon Funeral Homes : Union City.

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