A Celebration of the Life of Mary Jean Owens will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, June 14, 2018, at the First Baptist Church, officiated by Dr. Alton Fannin.  Burial will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery with the assistance of Russell Johnson, Harlie Johnson, Macie Johnson, Garrett Pickens, Dawson Pickens, Riley Owens, Alain Galland and Nicholas Bossebouff serving as pallbearers.
Mary Jean Weatherly was born Jan. 5, 1953, to Hugh Roy Weatherly, Sr. and Bernice Alexander Weatherly at Wichita Falls, Texas. On June 10, 2018, Mary left this life, surrounded by her loving family, to spend her everlasting life in heaven.
Mary grew up and lived all of her life in Ardmore.  A graduate of Ardmore High School, she and Bobby Eugene Owens were married June 25, 1971, in Ardmore, and would have celebrated their 47th wedding anniversary this month.  
Mary and Bobby were the parents of three children, Brandi, Kerri and Brent. “Mamma was a woman with a heart of gold, and always tried to see the best in everyone.  She always put others before herself and was a mother, grandmother and true friend to many.” A kind and gentle person, Mary welcomed everyone, no matter their walk of life, with open and loving arms. She never met a stranger and always did her best to share God with everyone she met. “We can still hear her say, “If you don’t have God in your life, you don’t have anything!”  
Our Mamma had strength like no other we have seen before. She not only fought a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer, but fought many other battles for a very long time. Proverbs 31:25 She is clothed in strength and dignity and she laughs without fear of the future. She never gave up and would say, “If you’ve got faith as small as a mustard seed, nothing is impossible with God.”  Our Mamma got to see God work many miracles in her family and even saw him working in many hearts through her illness.  
Mamma told us on June 1, 2018, after she found out she had Stage-4 Cancer that she didn’t want to die, because she wanted to see all of her grandchildren grow up. But she assured us that she wasn’t afraid to die because she knew she was a child of God and would be going to heaven. On June 4, 2018, Mamma couldn’t wait to come home to her family and her dogs that she loved so very much and spend some family time with all.
God had Mamma’s last day on earth all planned out. She got to listen to her church, the First Baptist, on the radio along with the instrumental ensemble that played one of her favorite church songs.  We were amazed!!  Brother Fannin came and prayed with her; and she got to hear from all her children and family.  Then surrounded by all with her faithful pets by her side, she drifted off into God’s loving open arms.  
Mamma will forever remain in our hearts and be our Guardian Angel. All of our family is at peace knowing she is not having to suffer, and is in a better place than we could possibly be in on this earth.  Thank you God for bringing Momma home.”
Preceding her in death were her parents, her granddaughter, Morgan Michelle Owens, several aunts, uncles, mother and father-in-law.
Mary is survived by her devoted husband, Bobby, who never left her side thru her illness; her children, Brandi Owens Johnson and husband, Russell, Kerri Owens, Brent Owens and wife, Jessie, and Joy Fannin, that she called her fourth child.  Grandchildren, Britni Richards, Madison Richards, Harlie Johnson, Macie Johnson, Garrett Pickens, Dawson Pickens, Riley Owens, Kolten Owens and Kylie McClendon; her great grandchildren, Jenesis Gordon, Izaiah Richards, Amyrakle Richards and Loyaltee Nickleberry, with one scheduled to arrive June 28, 2018.  Her sister, Thelma Helm, brothers, Jerry Weatherly and wife, Linda, Hugh Roy Weatherly, Jr., a special cousin, Donna Arterberry, other extended family and many special friends.
The family wishes to thank Dr. Thomas McCulloh for his great care for four generations of family, over 35 years, and to Cross Timbers Hospice for their dedicated service.
Services have been entrusted to Harvey-Douglas Funeral Home, where a time of visitation and support for family and friends has been set from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening.  
Condolences may be sent the family online at www.hdouglasfuneralhome.com.