Brenda Owens

July 29, 1961 - June 30, 2023

07/29/1961 - 06/30/2023

Past Services

Visitation
Monday July 10, 2023
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Visitation
Tuesday July 11, 2023
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Funeral Service
Tuesday July 11, 2023
1:00 pm
Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes - Bellaire Chapel
441 37th Street
Bellaire, OH 43906
740-676-1611 | Directions
Brenda Lee (Watts) Owens, 61, of Martins Ferry, Ohio, went to be with her Lord and savior on Friday, June 30th peacefully at her home surrounded by family.
She was born July 29th, 1961, in Martins Ferry, Ohio, the daughter of the late Will and Annalee (Roby) Watts Jr.
Brenda was a graduate of Martins Ferry High School, Class of 1979.
Brenda was an employee of WVU Hospital in Wheeling, WV where she worked as a cleaning attendant. She received numerous awards and recognition as she was a stellar employee. She was a member of Apostolic Faith Temple. She was an avid Purple Rider & Pittsburgh Steelers fan. Brenda enjoyed devoting her time to attend all of her grandchildrens’ events both academic and athletic. She never missed a single event . She also loved supporting all of the kids in her community no matter what sport they were involved in. She was very enthusiastic about her community. Brenda was a god fearing woman and her faith was unwavering. Her support for her children, grandchildren and family were like no other. She wore many hats in her family but being a mother and grandmother were what she took most pride in. She was the best, one of a kind, a real life superhero!
She is survived by her husband Fred Owens, two daughters,  Shawna Watts and Brittany (Sherman) Griffin, her only son Fred (Lindsay Alexander) Owens II.  Siblings, Gloria Jean (Ed) Gracie and Terry Lynn Watts. Grandchildren Domenique M. Wallace (Grace Furbee), Brooklynn R. Wallace, Shermiyah N.J. Griffin, Alaina G. Farwell, Anthony B. Alexander, Aaliyah L. Acantilado, Sherman L. Griffin Jr and Gianna K. Acantilado, one great grand son Kingston M. Wallace, two nephews that were very special to her as they were the sons of her deceased identical twin, Michael A Heath and Chase A Watts and a host of nieces, nephews and many close friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Annette Fitzhugh-Carter and Glenda Watts-Heath (her identical twin), and two brothers, Michael Roby & James D Watts Sr.
Family and friends will be recieved on Monday July 10, 2023 from 4pm until 8pm at the Bauknecht-Altmeyer Funeral Homes and Crematory, 441 37th Street Bellaire Ohio 43906 and again on Tuesday July 11, 2023 from 11am until time of services at 1pm with Reverend James Agnew officiating. Interment immediately at Riverview Cemetery, Martins Ferry Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the National Kidney Foundation, by going to TMCFunding.com, as Brenda was the proud recipient of donor kidneys.
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Anissa Picard
9 months ago

I sure will miss Brenda’s smile and laughter! She was a very joyous person who always treated my son and I with kindness. I will not forget her. I will always consider her a role model as she lived the Golden Rule at heart! My deepest sympathies to all of her family and friends. She was a star shining brightly in the Martins Ferry community. She will be truly missed!

Lisa Rose
9 months ago

So sorry to her of the passing of Freddie mom. We never new each others name. She was from Ferry and I was from Bellaire. My son Tyler and Freddie when they was younger played against each other in baseball. My dad and Freddie’s mom would go back in forth about the Big Reds and Ferry. In a good way. She always had a smile on her face and a sweet heart. She said can you believe Tyler has purple on? I told her I can’t. It was ok. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Maureen L Pollock
9 months ago

I am so very sad to learn of Brenda’s passing. She worked for me in the library at MFHS. She was such a sweet, funny and hardworking girl. My deepest sympathies to her family.

Barbara Allison
9 months ago

Brenda and my sister worked together, I just met her the day before her untimely death, they were having a blast in the hallway of the hospital, meeting her for the first time, I felt like I knew her forever such a sweet woman so sorry for everyone s loss.

Jenell Smith
9 months ago

So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing, one of the kindest, loving person you’ll ever meet my prayers are with the family..

Dr. Derrick Latos
9 months ago

So sorry to learn of Brenda’s passing. I was honored to able to assist in providing her medical care for many years. I fondly remember her warm smile and friendly personality

Juanita
9 months ago

I’m Truly Sorry To Hear The Passing Of A Good Friend. I’m Truly Sorry For The Passing Of your Mom, Your Sister, aunties. She will indeed Be Missed. My Family Loves You Brenda (Twin). Juanita Manlopig(DUNN)

Julie Balk-Perry
9 months ago

My deepest condolences to Brenda’s family. She and Glenda are together again.
Class of ‘79.

Phyllis Craig
9 months ago

So sorry to hear of Brenda’s passing, one of the kindest, loving person you’ll ever meet, Love and Prayers to the family ❤️🙏❤️🙏

Dana McCausland
9 months ago

I send my condolences to her family. I will miss our conversations about the Steelers and our families. I will miss your laughter