MR. LAVERNON OWENS, {66} was born the ninth {9th} of twelve {12} siblings on March 8, 1950 in Bucksport, SC to the late Zack Owens Jr. and Frances Mishoe~Owens. He received his formal education in the Horry County School System and graduated from Conway High School. Immediately thereafter, he attended Fayetteville State College in Fayetteville, NC and graduated with a Degree in Biology. He then enrolled at Howard University, Washington, DC. Vernon became ill and has struggled with complications for the remainder of his life. His
parental training emphasized family unity, strong work ethics, discipline, independence and a Devotion to God. He enjoyed being alone, yet he was humble and pleasant, never complaining whether he was unhappy or in pain. He gave a smile even when life seem to be unbearable.
Lavernon joined Jerusalem Chapel Missionary Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of Reverend John Keel. He served as Sunday School Teacher and Superintendent of Sunday School for many years. He loved reading and discussing the bible, as well as, drawing and painting pictures of the earth and nature. Lavernon quietly departed this life on Wednesday, June 14, 2016 at 9:00 AM. He resided in hospice care at Georgetown, SC. He leaves eleven {11} siblings to cherish his memory Mary E. Owens of Bucksport,SC, Roy Owens {Mary G. Robinson} of Conway, SC, Mary Evelyn Owens~Nance of Fayetteville, NC, Bennie Owens {Annie Williams} of Bucksport, SC, ​John Owens{Geneva} of Bucksport, SC, Lessie V. Owens {Mtewa} Washington, DC, ​Vivian A. Owens of Maryland, DE, Charles R. Owens of Wilmington, NC, ​Patricia Owens~Baten of Bucksville, SC, ​Francena Owens~Pierce, of Bucksport SC
​Brenda Owens~Fletcher and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives. Funeral Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday, June 18, 2016 at Jerusalem Chapel Missionary Baptist Church in Bucksport, SC. Visitation will be held one {1} hour prior to Funeral Services. Arrangements are entrusted to Ocen View Funeral Home and Cremation Services, LLC.