In Loving Remembrance Of Ada L. Owens
Ada L. Owens was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, godmother, and family nurse practitioner. She was the third child born to Laura & Samuel Chisholm. A loving and dedicated wife to her husband, Joseph Owens Jr., of 30 years. Ada completed her elementary and secondary schooling in Savannah, graduating from Sol. C. Johnson High School. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Biology with a double minor in Math & Science from Savannah State College. While at Savannah State College she became a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. In addition, she earned another Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing from Armstrong State College. A few years later she pursued her Master’s Degree from Georgia Southern University. After achieving those accomplishments she furthered her education by taking various courses under the doctoral program at Capella University.
As a 30 year veteran nurse, Ada began her career at The Clark Center of Memorial Hospital, holding various titles and positions. She was once the president of the Black Nurses Association of Savannah, Georgia. In years to follow she became a family nurse practitioner at the Chatham County Health Department as an HIV Specialist. She was highly dedicated to her career often bringing home work as it was related to the care and safety of her patients. Ada was an avid lover of literature. She instilled in others the importance of reading. Ada had a love for sports, black art, traveling, purse, and shopping. Everyone that came in contact with her immediately became aware of that. It was recognized at an early age that Ada loved the Lord. As a young girl she joined Litway Missionary Baptist Church and became active with the youth, participating in fashion shows, joining the youth choir, and numerous Easter programs just to name a few. As years passed, she later moved her membership to Saint John Divine Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Alphonso C. Piper, Sr. While being a member there she founded the Health Ministry, where she monitored & would seek aid for members in need of healthcare services.
“Well done, thou good and faithful servant!” -Matthew 25:23. On Monday, March 30, 2020 with her husband by her side, and the support of her daughters, God saw fit to call Ada to her eternal heavenly home. She was preceded in death by her mother Laura D, Chisholm, sister Bernice Chisholm, and brother Thomas S. Chisholm. She leaves to celebrate her life: husband Joseph Owens Jr., daughters La’Quista Ruff & Jennifer Sams; Grandchildren Sa’Briea Ruff, Bre’Nisha Ruff, Torrance Ruff, Jenniya Sams & Jaida Sams, expecting arrival of her first great-grandchild Baby Ruff; Mother-in-law Leola Little, Special Aunt Laura Wilson, Sister-in-laws Dr. Patricia M, Chisholm, Rosa (Verdell) Floyd, Leola (Garrie) Bostic, Niece Dr. Charisse (Melvin) Redditt, Charondria Fields, Arcasia Waters, Taliyah Floyd, Armanii Floyd, Nephews Damon Murray, Marcus Chisholm, Michael Chisholm, Garrett Redditt, Charon Fields, Carron Fields, Verdell Floyd Jr., Derrick Floyd, Troup Floyd, Tre & Dre Floyd, Godbrother John Blake, Cousins Evelyn Bruton, John (Marie) Butler, Charles Upshaw, Antoinette (Coz) Ryals, Edward Bynes, Earl (Stephanie)Ryals, Carl Briggs, Marva Williams, Keith Williams, Myra Bailey, Joe Lee (Nadine) Wallace, Pastor Ida ( Apostle Charles) Floyd-Austin, Rosita (Pastor Alphonso) Green, Godchildren Conte Norman and Ashlee M. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives, and friends.
Graveside services will be held 11am, Saturday, April 4, 2020 at Oak Grove Cemetery, 52nd Street and Skidaway Road. Professional services entrusted to Bynes-Royall Funeral Home. No Public viewing
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