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August 23, 2013
I helped with the search for Owen and my heart still breaks at the outcome. Your son forever touched my heart and you all are in my prayers.

Jen Percell
Pensacola, Florida
June 06, 2013
I send my prayers to you and your family. I feel your pain. Owen is an angel of God and hes watching over you and my momma I guarantee was right there with her arms wide open. She was a woman of God and now I have as of January this year now look to God. She would be proud. She was a wonderful woman and loved my babies ..she was taken to quick and I lost faith..was angry. I have regain faith in the lord because the lord needed my momma and he knew I was gonna be okay because after she passed it took me a while but I love the lord and live by faith. So know Owen is in a beautiful place and hes with a wonderful woman and God knew she'd be right there. I miss her everyday and they say time heals all wounds..well numbs it but she's with me I feel her and I smile and just like Owen is all around you. God bless you and sorry this is so long..
May 29, 2013
Dear Dr. Black and family,

My sincere condolence to you and your family for your loss. I pray that you and your family stay strong and supportive of each other. It's most certainly a very challenging and difficult time and may you find strength to live on in his memories. He is a beautiful child.
May 29, 2013
Dear Black Family,

I am so sorry for your loss. I simply could not imagine the pain you are in and I pray that God gives you the strength to understand his plan for Owen.
May 28, 2013
Dear Julia & Brandon,
My heart aches for y'all at this most difficult time. I had the honor of getting to know Owen during my years at Chartwell. I will always remember his shining smile and gentle nature. My thoughts and prayers are with you both. With love,
May 27, 2013
I feel so privileged to have known Owen for the last two years. I'll forever cherish the time I spent with him, from first getting to know him in pre-k to our wonderful summer camp memories, and finally the last year of elementary when I saw him blossom into a brilliant, loving, affectionate, talented, and brave little boy. He had such a zest for life, for discovering new things, and exploring the world. I will never forget the warm welcome he gave me when I returned from my trip to visit my parents the first week of May. When I approached him that first morning after my absence he grabbed me in his arms with a great big smile and pressed his cheek against mine over and over. I will never forget the joy on his face when we watched his favorite version of Row, Row Your boat on youtube, and his beautiful interpretation of that song when he sang into the microphone at music class. Owen has such a strong, beautiful spirit that has touched me and so many others so deeply. He is so very, achingly missed. To Brandon, Julia, Marta, and the rest of your beautiful family, I offer my sincerest condolences. You gave this world the priceless gift of your son and I am so very sorry he was taken so soon.
May 27, 2013
I am a parent of a 13 year old nonverbal Autistic son. I can tell you that parenting an Autistic child is a very tough job. My heart goes out to the family and especially the mother of this beautiful child. I was on the volunteer search team the day they found little Owen and I can tell you that the shot to the heart and the emotions I felt have forever changed me. My heart is heavy for the family and I can't even pretend to know the heartbreak you are feeling at this time. I am forever changed having been a part of the search efforts. Truly a beautfiul child who was obviously blessed with an amazing mother and family !! GOD BLESS YOU ALL
May 27, 2013
Words escape me. My heart aches for your family and precious Owen. I pray that God will wrap you in his loving arms and give you comfort.
-Shannon Skelton Holtzman
May 27, 2013
Elliott
So sorry for the loss of this beautiful boy. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Sandra Price Owens
May 26, 2013
From a former SJA classmate, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
May 26, 2013
Dear Julie- I am so sorry for your loss. Owen is a beautiful boy who is looking over his family and will be your special guardian angel forever!! We will continue to pray for all. Deepest Sympathy, Moira McCarthy Taylor
May 26, 2013
To the Black Family, 8 am so sorry to hear about your loss. Owen pictures are so beautiful!! You and Owen are in my prayers.
Sharon LeBoeuf
May 26, 2013
May God be with yall now and always.God has him now.Know that God also has his loving arms around yall.
May 26, 2013
Julia- I'm so sorry for your loss, I'm praying for your heart to heal -
May 26, 2013
Dr.Elliot Black and family,
The tradgedy of your grandson is one of the most heartwrenching things I have ever heard.
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Renee` Lehon, RN
May 26, 2013
When I found this news out, I had "NO WORDS"…. only heartbreak!!! I know that he is one of god's little angels and his spirit will always live on in heaven. Praying for your comfort ….
May 26, 2013
God who has picked up Owen in his strong and loving arms so loves his new Angel
May 25, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. We are just so sad to hear the news. I can not imagine what you all must be going through. If there is anything we can do, please let us know
May 25, 2013
Even though I didn't know Owen, I kept up with the Information of his whereabouts everyday hoping and praying he would soon be found and be o.k. In once sense of the word he was o.k., as he was in the arms of GOD. I will still pray for his Family in hopes they will find courage to cope with Owen being in Heaven. May he R.I.P. GOD Bless him.
May 25, 2013
I'm truly sorry for your loss. I helped search for Owen & I can only imagine what you are going through. I have been praying for you & your family. I hope you find the strength to move forward & find peace knowing he is in heaven.
May 25, 2013
As a teacher at Hazel Park, I was one of the lucky ones who got to know Owen. However, as I am also the parent of a child with Autism, I could easily recognize his innocence and angelic qualities here on Earth! Such a beautiful child in so many ways! Be assured that Owen knows the love that his family and people in his "support" circle have for him. He is Heaven's newest angel and he is looking over each and every one of you. I am certain that he is also looking over all of God's special children, too.
May 25, 2013
Dear Julie,

No words can convey the depths of my sadness and pain for you and your family. I can only hope one day you find comfort and peace again. He is a beautiful child and I know God has him cradled safely and lovingly in his arms.

Sending all my prayer, thoughts and love.

Melissa
May 25, 2013
God's little angel. I know that you are in heaven with Jesus.
May 25, 2013
As a fellow parent of a child with Autism, my heart is broken. Words just cannot express my deepest sympathy. Praying for your entire family as you deal with such a great and tragic loss. May you find peace somehow in all of this and may Owen show you his wings.
May 24, 2013
Julia and the Owens Family praying Gods Comfort to you all at this time of loss.
May 24, 2013
Please accepty my deepest, heartfelt sympathy.
May 24, 2013
Julia,

You and your family are in my prayers everyday.

~Meredith Ellis
May 24, 2013
I would like to offer my deepest sympathy to you. I own a condo right next to Needle Rush, and me and a few friends were there this past weekend. We are all nurses, me and other at East Jefferson, and moms. We helped in the search for Owen and worked closely with Lt. Frank Forte to find him. We prayed everyday for all of you and for Owen. Please know that our hearts were aching for all of you, and we wish we could have done more.
Sincerely, Cheryl Brenner
May 24, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with Owen's family during this difficult time. I am so sorry for your loss.
May 24, 2013
I'm so sorry to hear that Owen passed away. I read the message on FB about him missing and didn't know he wasn't found. Owen will have a special place in Heaven. As your heart searches for strength,may it also find peace.
May 24, 2013
Dear Brandon,

I am so sorry so sorry to hear this tragic news. I remember how you lit up when speaking of Owen when we worked together years ago. You and your family are in my prayers.

Dr. Gottschalk,
Please know you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers. You took care of my child when he was born and I will remember your kindness always.
May 24, 2013
S.D. and I send our condolences during this sad time. May God Bless You and his new little angel. My heart aches for the family and am sending prayers upward now.
May 24, 2013
Julia and Brandon,
I just wanted to say what a joy and honor it was to have worked with Owen. He was such a sweet child. I will always remember his little smiling face. We will miss him in class. I was so proud of the way he worked so hard and was really beginning to say lots of words. I know that he is in Heaven swinging on the swings and talking up a storm. Liz (speech therapist at Chartwell)
May 24, 2013
To Owens family,
I had the extreme pleasure of teaching Owen at Hazel Park School. When I heard of the news I prayed constantly that my sweet beautiful Owen would be ok. He touched my life forever and I am so so sorry that it has taken this to happen for me to let you know how important Owen has been in my life. He will "forever be in my heart", I now know what that saying means. He is sadly missed but I know he is running, talking, playing with friends in heaven now.
With love and prayers,
Joanie Nauman
May 24, 2013
My prayers and thoughts are with you ,and may the peace of God be with you.
May 24, 2013
We have and continue to keep you in our prayers and thoughts. Many in St. George join us as we ask God to comfort you and give you peace. May sweet memories sustain and comfort you during this difficult time.
May 24, 2013
Julia,

I'm so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Judilyn Schneider
May 24, 2013
My condolences to the family and may Owen rest in Heavenly Peace.
I did not know the family but I am part of the obituary collection.
Lily
May 24, 2013
Mary Ellen, I was so saddened to read of the death of your grandson. Please know that you & your family are in my thoughts & prayers. Love - Nancy Hannaman Endom
May 24, 2013
Words are just not enough to express how sorry I feel.
Such a sweet precious gift little Owen was and is to his loving devoted family and all of those who worked and played with him.
His qualities of love, joy in the moment, hope and striving are forever. It was beautiful to see him lighten up a room with his smile and eagerness.
Step by step.....with much love and more love, Donna
May 24, 2013
i may not know you but i know god got another beautiful lil angle with him in heaven! fly high baby boy!!
May 24, 2013
Julia and Brandon , Bobby and I express our condolences and are praying for you both and for your families . May the Lord comfort you in this difficult time .
Betsy Young
May 24, 2013
My heart goes out to your family and I have true empathy for you as I have lost a child much in the same way. May you find the inner strength to go on and know your precious baby will live inside of you forever. There are many people praying for you and rely on your loved ones in this time of need. May god bless you all as you endure this. With love
May 24, 2013
Julie

My thoughts and prayers go out you and your family. Just wanted you to know I am there for you if you need me.

Carey Friedler Chipps
May 24, 2013
Julia and Brandon,
I just wanted to say what a privilege and joy it was to work with Owen. We will miss his little smiling face in class. I am so proud of his recent efforts to speak to everyone. I can just picture him in Heaven swinging on swings and talking up a storm. Praying for you and your family. Liz (speech therapist at Chartwell)
May 24, 2013
May all the good memories bring peace to your heart - My sympathy and prayers are with the Black family at this time.
May 24, 2013
There is a new angel in Heaven. I will miss Owen on Saturdays for swim class! I will always remember Owens'smile when he would get to the pool.He loved the water. I will always have a special place in my heart! I love you Owen....Ms. Bubba
May 24, 2013
The memory and spirit of your son will always be us.

Elaine
May 24, 2013
May the Holy Spirit continuously comfort you and your family through this emotional times. May He allow peace and calmness in your sleep, your thoughts, and through your daily journey in this world we call life.

Peace,

Daphne B
May 24, 2013
My heart aches for your family. We have an autistic 5 year old son and I can't imagine the unbearable amount of pain you're enduring. Sending prayers and love to your family as you grieve.
May 24, 2013
Julia,
I pray for you and yours everyday that God sends his Grace and Comfort to you. I am so sorry for the pain you are going through.
Kelly D.
May 24, 2013
R.I.P. little Angel...prayers to his family and friends.
May 24, 2013
you and your family are in my prayers..your son was a beautiful child. i am so sorry for your loss.
May 24, 2013
Continuing to pray for you all. I am so sorry.
May 23, 2013
Dr. Elliot Black and family,
I am so very sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family during this difficult time. Godspeed little Owen.




Shannon Gagnon
(daughter of Dr. Randy Owens)
May 23, 2013
We are so sorry for your loss. Owen's smile and joy lit up the room at Chartwell. He will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
May 23, 2013
There are no words i can say that could express how deeply my heart aches for your incredible loss! I am so very, very sorry.....i am praying for Jesus to comfort and hold you tightly during this most difficult time. I have an 8 yr old Autistic son, i can't imagine what you're going through! I will place you on a prayer request at my church for others to pray as well. Sympathy and love your way! God Bless you lil Angel, you are in Our Lords arms of Love!!! XOXO
May 23, 2013
Praying for your family!
May 23, 2013
nite nite god bless your gods little angel.god bless your mummy,daddy sorry for your loss.xxx
May 23, 2013
As the mom of a son with autism, I know the weight of your grief is enormous. A few years back on a family vacation our boy got out of our vacation home and crossed a busy road to get to a toy in our car parked across the road. I remember being amazed that he survived and i wish with all my heart that Owen had as well. i will pray that you have the strength to find some peace and know that God is in control
May 23, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss, such a sweet boy.....
May 23, 2013
So Sorry for your loss.. rest in peace with the Angels sweet of Heart xxx
May 23, 2013
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your loved one. angle looking down on you and protecting you always. ...
May 23, 2013
Bless your family, thoughts go out to the parents and all of the family.. Sorry to hear about your loss and keeping on shining Down on all your loving family Owen
May 23, 2013
so sorry for your loss, thinking of you all at this very sad time..... God bless x x x Bernie Kilgallon, UK X X X
May 23, 2013
my thoughts and prayers are with Owen and all he's family at this very sad and hard time....... much love and God bless you x x x
May 23, 2013
my thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
May 23, 2013
I am so sorry for you. I lost a little boy many years ago and know your pain. Bless you always. Susan Davis (Ireland)
May 23, 2013
sorry to hear this story... Breaks my heart i to lost a baby.. my heart thoughts & prayers go out to you... R.I.P. lil man..
May 23, 2013
May 23, 2013
Such a beautiful boy to have got his angel wings so soon! My heartfelt sympathy to his family! Fly high little man
May 23, 2013
Sorry for your loss xx
May 23, 2013
I'm so sorry for your loss it breaks my heart.My oldest son his name is Owen and he also is autistic.My prayers are with you and your family.
May 23, 2013
Dear family, We are so sorry for your tragic loss. We are praying for all of you. I went to school with Mary Ellen from second grade through twelth grade, and remember the fun times we had in clubs, etc. Please tell her I am thinking about her. Susie Comeaux Heroman (Mrs. Fred) Baton Rouge, LA
May 23, 2013
What a sweet boy! I spent time with him while at Hazel Park. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.
May 23, 2013
Dear Julia and Brandon, we are very sorry for your loss. Our thought and prayers are with your families. Sweet Owen will be missed at school.
May 23, 2013
There are no words to lift your spirits, only prayer. May god bless you and your family during this trying horrific time. I was out there the day they found Owen and cried as if I knew him. Our hearts here in Pensacola were filled with Owens love and you all became our family in a way. We will be thinking of him and your family during his services.
May 23, 2013
oh julie, i am so sorry i cant imagine!! please know you have friends here if you need us and my God give you the strength you need...thinking of you Poe Tuchman Carpenter
May 23, 2013
Dear Julia and Brandon I'm so very sorry for the loss of your beautiful Owen. God bless your family...
May 23, 2013
Julie, I am so sorry for your loss. Losing a loved one is never easy and your child is even harder. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
May 23, 2013
What a beautiful boy!! I will keep you in my prayers.

With sadness, Stephanie Blessey
May 23, 2013
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. It has been a while since we have seen each other; but, we wanted you to know we are thinking of you during this difficult time. We are so sorry for you loss.
Jennifer (Gottsegen) and Andy Cordover
May 23, 2013
Dear Julia, Butch and I are so sorry for your loss of such a special child. I would see you both when you stayed at Inn By Sea. Our deepest condolencies to your family. Mary
May 23, 2013
Sending love and healing and holding all of you in my heart. He sounds like a beautiful spirit child.
May 23, 2013
My thoughts and Prayers go out to the Black Family. I am so sorry for your loss.
May 23, 2013
As a parent of a autistic boy myself will never forget about your baby boy have been praying for your family and will continue heaven has a new angel God bless your family
May 23, 2013
RIP sweet little angel. I'm praying for your family. Even though we never met, you will always be in my heart.
May 23, 2013
My thoughts and prayers are with you; Liz and your family during a difficult time such as this and remember GOD knows what you are going through and will heal all in due time! KAT/Iberiabank Mortgage
May 23, 2013
My heart aches for your family.. My daughter,Kaley, taught Owen at Chartwell several years ago and I had the privilege and honor of meeting him. I pray that through the love and comfort of family and friends you will find peace. Heaven has an new Angel.
May 23, 2013
Liz and Family,
I am so sorry for this tragic loss. My prayers are with you all.
May 22, 2013
No words can be adequate in a time like this. I am deeply sorry for your loss.
May 22, 2013
I continue to pray for your family. I didn't know Owen, but I'm sure he was an amazing little boy. I was staying two condos down. The group I was with helped search for sweet Owen. I am so very sorry for your loss. I pray that your faith helps you through this most difficult time. Hugs !
May 22, 2013
I have been praying for the family since I found out..... God will hold him now
May 22, 2013
My sister and I were at the complex next door. My sister joined one of the civilian search parties and I posted flyers around out condo complex. We wish we could have done more. We are so sorry for your terrible loss and pray that you find peace. Godspeed Owen.
May 22, 2013
We were on vacation last weekend. We were there on Friday night & saw the boats go out having no idea it was a precious baby. Saturday morning we talked to the sheriff & found out he was 8 & missing & learned his name. He was already a part of us at this point. We went to the search & rescue & they were full so we went out on our own. My 3 friends & I searched for him & handed out flyers & with every person I shared his information with he was embedded further into my heart & soul. His SMILE!!! We were also there when he was found & we all wept out loud!!!!!! Although it was not the answer we wanted, it was an answer to prayer for you to take him home. Owen was a beautiful boy & there will never be a day that goes by that I don't think of him & pray for you. Hearts speak when words cannot. My heart is absolutely broken for you. Sending love, hugs & prayers from north Alabama.
May 22, 2013
Liz and family, my deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult season of your lives.
May 22, 2013
We were staying at the condo close to you and everyone was lifting you and your sweet baby up in prayer. So so sorry for your loss! God bless you and your family!
May 22, 2013
I would like to send my condolence's to the Black family. I have never met ya'll but my heart ache for the family of this beautiful child. I will be praying for your family.
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