Floral 09

Javanna (Cotton) Owens

August 10, 1949 ~ September 13, 2020 (age 71)

Obituary Image


Javanna Cotton Owens (Midge) was born August 10, 1949, to the late Norman and Helen Cotton. She was educated in the Birmingham City School system, and graduated Business College. She accepted Christ at an early age at Shady Grove Baptist Church. She met and married Milous Slown Owens. To this union one daughter was born, Bekimba Owens. She later moved to Wilson Chapel Baptist Church where she faithfully served in the gospel chorus. She then relocated to Harris Homes and joined Mount Mariah Missionary Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Norman and Helen Cotton, her husband, Milous Owens, and her grandson, Marquette Milous Carter. She leaves to cherish her memory her daughter, Bekimba Owens Carter (Edwin Diaz Cancel); three grandchildren, Karisma Owens (DeAngelo), Tavoris Carter, Clarria Gulley; eight great grandchildren; six siblings, Audrey Williams (Arthur), Elivra Ransom (James), Norma Wynn, Vernandez McCurdy, Sharon Battle and David Bentley (Shirley); and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law, and family and friends.


To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Javanna (Cotton) Owens, please visit our floral store.


September 24, 2020

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Dante Jelks Funeral Home LLC.
4904 1st Avenue North
Birmingham, AL 35222
Guaranteed delivery before the Visitation begins

Funeral Service
September 25, 2020

11:00 AM
Mt. Mariah Missionary Baptist Church
7300 Georgia Road
Birmingham, AL 35212
Guaranteed delivery before the Funeral Service begins

© 2020 Dante Jelks Funeral Home LLC.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Privacy Policy | Terms of Use