Monica Dawn Owens

March 24, 1972 - December 25, 2017

03/24/1972 - 12/25/2017

Past Services

Wednesday December 27, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Rich Square
116 Short Street
Rich Square, NC 27869
Thursday December 28, 2017
11:00 am
Rich Square Methodist Church
300 South Main Street
Rich Square, NC 27869

Monica Dawn Owens, 45, passed away on Monday, December 25, 2017 at Vidant Roanoke-Chowan Hospital in Ahoskie.

Dawn was born in Suffolk, VA on March 24, 1972.  A generous and loving person with a big heart, she adored animals, especially cats, and took great joy in working as a Medical Transcriptionist.  One of her favorite past times was going to the beach, where she indulged in her favorite food, crab legs.  Dawn was her Dad’s first mate on his land yacht, the Carolina Girl, and she spent many enjoyable afternoons with him on the yacht.

Dawn was preceded in death by her daddy, George Hiram Johnson; her grandparents, William and Zania Turner; and her uncle, William Stancil Turner, Jr.

She is survived by her parents, Ken and Greta Lassiter of Rich Square; and her grandfather, A.J. Lassiter of Murfreesboro.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 28, 2017 at the Rich Square United Methodist Church.  Interment will follow at the Pin Hook Cemetery, formerly New Hope Methodist Church Cemetery.  The Reverend Dusty Sprouse will be presiding.

Flowers are welcome or memorial contributions may be made directly to the Rich Square United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 12, Rich Square, NC 27869 or online by clicking here or directly to the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina, 529 Moye Boulevard, Greenville, NC 27834 or online by clicking here.

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Rich Square Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Owens family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Trish Carson
5 years ago

To Monica’s family, my sincerest condolences. I didn’t work directly with her at the hospital, but I saw her a number of times outside of the hospital and had the chance to speak with her. She was a sweet, cheerful girl and fought her right bravely. I will always admire her spirit and her peace about everything. Prayers for her family and friends in this heartbreaking time.

Grace Hoggard
5 years ago

You are both in my thoughts and prayers now and in the coming months. Dawn was a special person. I will never forget her.

Brenda M. White
5 years ago

Great a, I’m so sorry to hear about your daughter! Please accept my condolences. Thoughts and prayers are with you and Ken in the coming weeks and months! Remember God is the great Comforter! Love Brenda

Rachel & Aubrey Bryant
5 years ago

U r n our prayers. We are so sorry

Rachel & Aubrey Bryant
5 years ago

We are so sorry for your loss. Will keep u n our prayers

Carol Taylor
5 years ago

So sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come.

Bessie Majette
5 years ago

Dawn was a loving and beautiful person. Her smile said it all. A great friend indeed. I enjoyed the time we worked together and the talk that we shared. RIp Dawn you will be missed.

Linwood and Evelyn Bryant
5 years ago

So sorry for your loss.

5 years ago

I would like to express my deepest condolences to the family and friends of Monica. Mere words cannot express the grief that comes from losing a loved one in death. What can give us a measure of comfort is the Bible’s promises of the day when sickness and death will be no more. Such words can hopefully ease the pain you all are experiencing at this time of sorrow. May the God of ALL comfort keep you enduring now and in the many days to come. May happy memories warm your hearts.
Revelations 21:3,4 2 Corinthians 1:2-4

earl futrell
5 years ago

dawn was a pretty young lady know to every one love by everyone help anyone she could she will be missed earl linda april lee futrell