It is with deep sadness that I announce the passing of Northampton County as a Detention Center Officer Sgt. LaShonda Owens. Arrangements are detailed below. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her entire family and the Northampton County Sheriff's Department.
Charles M. Jackson, MPA
Ms. LaShonda Deanelle Owens, 41, of Roanoke Rapids, departed this life on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at UNC Memorial Hospital in Chapel Hill.
LaShonda, daughter of Ballard Owens and the late Arlene Butcher Owens, was born July 20, 1979, in Halifax County.
For a number of years, she was gainfully employed as a Detention Officer with the Northampton County Jail.
She is survived by her sons, Derrick “DJ” Davis, Jr. and Christopher “CJ” Creecy of the home; her father, Ballard Owens of Gaston; siblings, Dr. Tamba O. Thompson (James) of Roanoke Rapids, the Rev. Ronald K. Owens Sr. (Juanita), Lonnie Owens, Grover Owens (Jasmine) and Tyrone Owens, all of Gaston, and Joseph Avent of Jacksonville, Florida; her fiance, the Rev. Andrew Motley of Roanoke Rapids; aunts and uncle, Catherine O. Fields, Polly O. Fields, George Owens Sr. (Rosa) and Katie B. Brown (Edward), all of Gaston, and Edna L. Butcher of Brooklyn, New York; two generations of nieces and nephews; a host of cousins, other relatives and many friends.
A public walk-through viewing will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 23 at Cofield Mortuary in Weldon, which is handling the arrangements.
A celebration of life service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 24 on The Grounds of Cool Spring Missionary Baptist Church in Gaston, with Bishop Wayne I. Welch Sr. officiating. Interment will follow in the Butcher Cemetery in Gaston.
Because of COVID-19, the funeral home will follow CDC guidelines by limiting the number of attendees for all services. For viewings, only five persons will be allowed to enter the funeral home at one time. Masks and/or facial coverings are required and social distancing enforced at all times for the safety and protection of everyone in attendance.
Roanoke Rapids Daily Herald