Sammye Jean Owings Myers went to be with her Lord and Savior on February 8, 2016 at 92 years of age after a brief illness. She was born on July 5, 1923 to Thomas Dock Owings and Zola Katherine Owings, the first of seven children. Sammye had a close, personal relationship with Jesus from the time she was a little girl. She loved to sing His praises, read and stand on the authority of His word and encouraged others in her daily life to accept Christ and grow strong in their faith. She was a mighty prayer warrior on whom the entire family depended. With a heart for missions she supported orphans in Africa for many years. Following the great commission, Sammye traveled to China in her seventies to share God’s word and her faith without regard to personal safety. At the age of eighty-three she visited orphans in Liberia setting an example of faith in action for young and old. She was passionate in her love for Jesus, every family, and her neighbors whether near or far away. Sammye was preceded in death by her husband, William T. Myers. Following his death in 1985, she left Indianapolis and returned to Rockwood. She was a member of Joy Fellowship and Rockwood United Methodist Church. Family members who preceded her in death were: brothers, Thomas Dock Owings, Jr. Jack H. Owings; sisters-in-law, Reba Owings, Betty Joe Owings and Berylene Owings; sisters, Betty Owings Martin, Judy Owings Wassom; brothers-in-law, Richard Martin, Stanley Wassom and Maurice Tait.
Brother: Edward Owings
Sister: Lynne Owings Tait
Sisters-in-law: Mary Ann Owings and Nora Lee Owings
Many nieces, nephews and family members
Myers Alan Owings, her nephew and God Child was especially loving and supportive in her later years.
The family will receive friends at the Rockwood United Methodist Church on Thursday, February 11, 2016 from 10am to 11am. Funeral services will follow at 11am with Rev. Bill Fowler officiating. Interment and burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery following the funeral service. Supporting an orphan or missionary through your local church or mission organization would be the greatest way to honor her memory. Evans Mortuary is serving the family of Sammy Jean Owings Myers.