Berma J. Owens Sr., 68, of Woodbine passed away on March 3, 2020, at Southeast Georgia Health System, Brunswick Campus following a lengthy illness.
He was born on Dec. 5, 1951, in Fernandina Beach, Florida, to the late Trennial Owens Sr. and Ethel Scott-Owens. Berma was educated in Camden County and graduated from Ralph J. Bunche High School in the Class of 1970.
After high school, he attended Savannah Technical College where he studied auto mechanics and truck driving and his employment included his time spent at Terminal Bag Company in Yulee, Florida. Berma later became an owner-operator truck driver.
He was a member of Hamilton Chapel United Methodist Church and was also a member of the local chapter of Independent Masonic Lodge No. 69 of Woodbine. His hobbies included fishing, working on broken vehicles, hunting and football. Berma was a unique man. He would do anything he could to help anyone, he was “that” kind of son, husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend that will forever be etched in the hearts of those that knew him.
Berma was preceded in death by both parents, Trennial and Ethel Scott-Owens Sr.
Survivors include: his wife, Sheryl Graham-Owens of St. Marys; one daughter, Marodta Owens of Brunswick; his sons, Jermaine ( Markita) England of Troy, Alabama, Berma Owens Jr. of Brunswick and Quenton Owens of Live Oak, Florida; five grandchildren, Javon, Paris, Jabari, Kameron and Romain; three sisters, Theodoshia Carswell of Overland Park, Kansas, Georgia (Marion) Baker of Yulee, Florida, and Shirley Owens of Woodbine; two brothers, Trennial Owens Jr. of Covington and Willie J. (Denise) Owens of Woodbine; his aunt, Elizabeth Mitchell of Sanford, Florida; his goddaughter, Diamond Green of Atlanta; special nieces and nephews, Katura Owens, Jean-Devette (Nathaniel) Baker, Keith Jordon and Hosea Minuez; close friends, Larry Jackson, Eddie Drummond, Damon Green and Joe Hutchison as well as a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
There will not be a wake.
Remains will lie in state two hours prior to services on Monday, March 9, from 10:30 a.m. until time of services.
Funeral services will be held at 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 9, at First African Baptist Church in Kingsland. Interment in Woodbine Cemetery.
Final arrangements entrusted to Royal Funeral Home Inc. in Jesup.