Sherri Denise Stout Owens, 60, of Statesville, N.C., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, January 10, 2023, at Iredell Memorial Hospital. She was born in Iredell County on September 20, 1962, to the late Garland E. Stout and Hattie Mae Benfield Stout.

She was also preceded in death by her husband, Wayne Leroy Owens II; a brother, George Stout; and a sister, Mary Ann Hartness.

During her career, she had several jobs, including sewing hot air balloons. She loved to garden, tend her flowers, sew, and color.

Those left to cherish her memory include her sons, Jonas Nathaniel Campbell (Angelina), Jesse Wayne Owens (Lindsay), Gary Wayne Owens, and Wayne Wayne (aka Wayne Leroy Owens III); five grandchildren, Gentry Gibson, Jackson Owens, Ethan Day, Carson Paul, and Stella Moribito; and siblings, Benny Stout, Donna Poplin (TC), Garnet McNeely (Monty), and Beulah Brewer; and other family members.

A Gathering of Friends will be held Friday, January 20, 2022, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Nicholson Funeral Home.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)

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