Monica D. Owens

Published 8:43 am Thursday, December 28, 2017

RICH SQUARE – 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 received friends 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 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 directly to the Ronald McDonald House of Eastern North Carolina, 529 Moye Boulevard, Greenville, NC 27834 or online by visiting then type Dawn Owens.

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