Brenda Samuel Owens

New Orleans, Louisiana

1955 - 2021


New Orleans, Louisiana


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Brenda Samuel Owens was born on May 5, 1955 to the late Lawrence Sr. and Lucille Samuel. She passed away peacefully on Friday, January 8, 2021 at Passages Hospice in New Orleans at the age of 65. She was a devoted wife to the love of her life, Michael Owens, Sr. Brenda was a lifelong resident of New Orleans and received all of her education here. She worked in the operating room and was a mentor to many at Charity Hospital and University Medical Center for more than 35 years before retiring in 2013. Brenda has always had a strong faith in Jesus Christ and strived to live as the Bible instructed. Growing up, she was a member of Greater St. John Baptist Church. Shortly after her marriage to Michael Sr. in 1982, she joined Apostolic Outreach Center and was baptized in the name of Jesus Christ and filled with the Holy Ghost. In 1991, she became a member of The Church of the Apostolic Faith at New Orleans and was a member there upon her death. Over the years, she also attended Deliverance Temple Church of God in Christ and Philadelphia Ministries, both in New Orleans. Brenda had a passion for taking care of those in need. Along with being a caring wife and mother, she did not hesitate to help anyone in need. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence Sr. and Lucille Samuel; brothers Lawrence Jr., Wilbert, and Alex Samuel; and sister Laura Samuel. Brenda's memory will live on in the hearts of her devoted husband of 38 years Michael Owens, Sr; her children: Kevin (Toya) Samuel, Sr., Tikisha Slan, and Michael Owens, Jr.; her siblings: Larry Samuel, Gilbert Samuel, Kathleen (Walter) James, Sheila Samuel, and Michael (Louella) Samuel, Sr.; 4 grandchildren: Kevin Jr., Devon, Devin, and Savohn. She also leaves behind a host of aunts, nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. A Celebration of Life Service will take place on Saturday, January 16, 2021 for 10:00 a.m. at the Church at New Orleans, 11700 Chef Menteur Hwy, New Orleans, LA. Visitation will begin at 9:00 a.m. Viewing will take place from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ONLY. Interment is private. Guestbook Online: (504) 282-0600. Linear Brooks Boyd and Donavin D. Boyd Owners/Funeral Directors.

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As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

I'm going to miss you B Brenda girl, you were like a mother to me. I could go to you for anything especially things concerning God. Love you get your rest in Abraham bosom, until the rapture

My friend...the love of my life that GOD put together 38 years ago in marriage...she was definitely a jewel that comes once in a heart is heavy because I miss you so much but knowing the life you lived in Jesus Christ, you're resting in the Bosom of Abraham until the Rapture. I will love you forever and forever.

-Michael Owens Sr.

To the Samuel and Owens Family:
God saw Brenda getting tried and a cure was not to be. He wrapped her in He's loving arms and whispered "Come With Me." In the loving memory of a wonderful wife, mother, sister and friend we'll continue to pray for the family and know how much she cared. Therefore, Family continue loving the memories of Brenda's love and may she rest in peace with her King.

Praying for my family - that they may be graced with a peace that surpasses all understanding. Let this be a moment to celebrate Brenda’s life.

To the Owens and Samuel family, may the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Condolences to Michael Owens my classmate, I'm so sorry for your loss, but please know that GOD have now and may GOD continue to BLESS and KEEP you and your family through this time of sorrow.

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