Mary Owsley - December 26, 2017

Mike OwsleyMary Ellen Owsley

May 18, 1922 - December 26, 2017

Mrs. Owsley, 95, died peacefully December 26, 2017, at Southminster in Charlotte, NC. Mrs. Owsley, known affectionately as "Mike" was born on May 18, 1922, in North Carolina to the late Joseph Edgar Michael and Ava Brumley Michael.

Mike was predeceased by her husband of 67 years, Richard (Dick) Powell Owsley and her three brothers, Joseph E. Michael, Robert L. Michael, and David B. Michael.

Mike is survived by her three children, Richard Michael Owsley and wife Anne of Fernandina Beach, FL, Taliaferro Reed Owsley and wife Harriet of Kure Beach, NC and Eugenia Owsley Fowler and husband Keith of Richmond, VA.; six grandchildren, Dr. David M. Owsley, Daniel J. Owsley, Conor H. Owsley, Sara-Ellen O. Orduña, J. Ward Fowler, E. Kress Fowler and nine great-grandchildren.

Mike is an alumnus of Queens University in Charlotte. She was an active member of Christ Episcopal Church where she sang in the choir for many years. She loved time spent traveling with Dick and was his ever-present co-pilot and first mate. Mike dedicated her time to her family, supporting them in all endeavors with her many talents. She especially enjoyed the outdoors and time playing golf.

A memorial service will be held at Christ Episcopal Church, 1412 Providence Road, Charlotte NC at 11:00 am January 3, 2018. The family will receive friends after the service. Memorials may be made to Christ Episcopal Church or the charity of choice.


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