We would like to express our deepest, most heartfelt sympathy to the family of DENISE ELAINE OWENS
MALLERY during their bereavement. We pray that they find strength and comfort in the Lord. May God
keep you in His care, He will ease your pain and wipe away your tears. We pray that you experience the
peace and comfort only God can give.
THE OWENS FAMILY
ARRIVED NOVEMBER 19, 1960
TRANSITIONED JULY 4, 2020
Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no
sadness of farewell,
When I embark.
Denise was born on Saturday, November 19, 1960 to the late Billy Nell Owens, Sr. and Mary Margaret Washington Owens in Beaumont, TX, one of five children blessed to this
union. She attained her education in the Lafayette Parish School System and was a 1978 graduate of Lafayette High School. She attended USL. She married James Jerome
Mallery on November 29, 2013 they were blessed to join five daughters.
She was skillful and was very creative in so many ways. In the early 90’s Denise successfully owned and operated “Necia Nails”. Manicuring and pedicuring was her typical
interest area. During that time her focus was working with tools and machines, turning our nails into jewels and not tools. She was an EXCELLENT LISTENER which made
her able to counsel and teach other people.
Ms. Necia like her Mother had an infectious love for children. She began her career with children as a child herself. She nurtured her first child, Dana Lynn Newcoste (Zeno) at
the age of 16. We as her siblings remember a large number of her honey bunnies (hopefully we don’t leave out many or any of her babies she loved on) here are a few that we
would like to mention because we believe that each one played a special part in her decision to purse her life long career in the childcare industry.
Her Christian journey began at Notre Dame Catholic Church where she was baptized. In recent years she committed her heart to Christ. She along with other family members
united with Mt. Calvary Baptist Church where she served faithfully.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by two brothers, Billy Nel Owens, Jr.; Wendell Joseph Owens; sister, Elizabeth Broussard. Denise suddenly
transitioned to eternal life on Saturday, July 4, 2020 in St. Martinville, LA.
Denise 's home going has left a void, but we as a family celebrate her and thank God for memories and moments that we shall forever hold close in heart and mind as a
family who include, James Mallery of Loreauville, LA; five daughters, Leah Joseph; Jasmine Mallery, JaNeice Mallery, Torian Owens, Jariah “Muffin” Francois of St. Martinville
and Loreauville; godchildren, Mia Colomb, Erica Owens, Shantel Wilson, Bailee Batiste, Harper Cavalier, Victoria Gonzalez; one brother Wendell Glover of Lafayette, LA; four
sisters; Agatha Broussard of Baton Rouge, LA, Delana Owens (Jeffery Fields) of St. Martinville, LA, Melissa Broussard of Lafayette, LA, and Terrilyn Owens, of St. Martinville,
LA; sister in law, Josephine Owens, The Blair Broussard and her Sugga Bugga (Eli) who gave her life and called her Big Nanny, and other survivors include a host of many
other relatives and friends who will miss her.
A FALLEN LIMB
A limb has fallen from our family tree
I keep hearing a voice that says, " Grieve not for me."
Remember the best times, the laughter, the song
The good life I lived while I was strong.
Continue my heritage, I am counting on you.
Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.
My mind is at ease, my soul at rest.
Remembering all, how I was truly blessed.
Continue tradition, no matter how small.
Go on with your life, don't worry about falls.
I miss you all dearly, so keep up your chin.
Until the day comes we're together again
There's an open gate at the end of the road,
Through which each must go alone.
And there in a light we cannot see,
Our FAther claims His own~
Beyond the gate your loved one
Finds happiness and rest,
And there is comfort in the thought,
That a loving God knows best