On February 9, 1930 Mae Lue Thomas (Owens) was born to the parents of Ford Thomas and Annie Pearl Thomas (Brummitt) in the small town of Waverly, Alabama. When she was a small child, the family moved to Camphill, Alabama where she spent her formative years. She was the youngest of six children.
Mae, affectionately known as "Mae Lue or Mary Lue," to those who knew her in Alabama (in her hometown) married Jabo Tinsley, and from this union were born two beautiful daughters and one son: Antonia, Louretta, and Windell. Antonia, Louretta, and Windell were raised by their father, mother, and grandmother in Camphill, Alabama. Years later, she married Lawrence Jefferson Owens and to that union one daughter was born: Yolanda Owens (Anglin).
For a short time, Mae Lue lived in Atlanta, Georgia before moving on to spend the majority of her life in Los Angeles, California. For over a decade, she worked as an aircraft circuit board solder/welder for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft (now Boeing Aircraft). She was also a licensed real estate salesperson for over 30 years and provided those services to many throughout Los Angeles County. During her retirement years, she moved to Las Vegas, NV and worked as a security guard for large trade shows held at the Convention Center for a number of years before later moving to Chula Vista, CA. In the 1980's, she was also ordained as a minister of the gospel ("The Good News").
She was a vibrant soul that loved life and people (she never met a stranger). She loved to travel, dining out, and most of all she loved her desserts (which she always ate before her main meal). She loved to attend church and loved to praise the Lord. She was a fierce prayer warrior and made it a point to read her bible, pray for others, and read her bible again EVERYDAY! She could often be heard in the wee hours of the morning praying "Lord touch 'em from the top of their heads to the souls of their feet to the tips of their fingers. Keep them safe in their going out and their coming in from this time forward. Lord keep them safe from all hurt, harm, or danger, sickness, accident, witchcraft, rape, or robbery, fire, or theft, or from death in Jesus' name this we pray. Hallelujah! Amen!"
Sister Owens journey from this life to heaven was completed on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. where she transitioned peacefully to be with the Lord. Preceding Sister Owens in death was her mother Annie Pearl Brummitt, father Ford Thomas, step-father Rev. Fred. Brummitt, brothers Noah Thomas and Henry Ford Thomas, sisters Myrtice Smith, Minnie Mae Wilson, and Willie Bea Thomas, grandchildren Lisa and Nolitha.
Sister Owens leaves to cherish her memories, children Antonia Tinsley, Louretta Dennis, Wendell Tinsley, and Yolanda Anglin (husband, Anthony Anglin Sr.) grandchildren Patrick, Keith, Cynthia, Pernitha, Chris, Chancey Jr., Precious, Charmia, and Tony Jr. and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and other family and friends.
We say farewell to a good and faithful servant until we meet again!
Service on Thursday is by invitation of the family (Due to limited number of people under COVID mandates).
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