Patsy Lee Boovey Owens, 88, of Statesville, N.C., died Tuesday, September 8, 2020, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. She was born in Pittsboro, N.C., to the late Eugene “Gene” Boovey and Sarah Thomas Boovey.

Patsy was married in 1950 to Billy Lucky Owens, who preceded her in death in 2013. She was also preceded in death by two sisters, Betty Boovey Mason and Gaynell Boovey Houpe.

Patsy was a member of Elmwood United Methodist Church and was a homemaker. She loved arranging flowers, cooking, spending time with her family and participating in the activities at the assisted living facility.

Those left to cherish her memory are two daughters, Debra Owens Rutledge (a special son-in-law Brad) of Troutman, and Lisa Owens of Statesville; three grandsons, Atticus (Jennifer) Rutledge, David Rutledge, and Jesse Rutledge; a granddaughter, Mimi Rutledge; two great-grandsons, Jaeven Tindal and Bradley Rutledge; a great-granddaughter, Evie Rutledge; a beloved sister, Willa Dean “Willie” Beaver (James); and numerous nieces and nephews.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a private Graveside Service will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at Third Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery at 2 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Blankenship officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Elmwood Methodist Church, 3221 Salisbury Highway, Statesville, NC 28677, or Covenant ARP Church, 120 N. Greenbriar Road, Statesville, NC 28625.

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Nicholson Funeral Home is serving the family.

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