Jocelyn Marie Owens

September 28, 2022

Jocelyn Marie Owens, 36, was born August 18, 1986 to Rose Marie Owens and Gregory Oates, Sr. in Stuttgart, Arkansas. She passed on September 19, 2022. 

She accepted Christ and believed in the Lord. She joined Allen Temple MB Church, Stuttgart. She also fellowshipped at First MB Church, Stuttgart and St. Paul MB Church, Roe. 

Jocelyn was a graduate of Stuttgart High School, Class of 2005. She was employed by Walmart in the Electronics department.   

Affectionately known as ‘JaJa’, she cherished her time spent with family. She was especially fond of Ka’Leiace, Legend, and Casey. Jocelyn enjoyed playing her games and talking on the phone, as well as spending time with her boyfriend Anthony Appleton.  

She was preceded in death by her parents Rose Owens and Gregory Oates, Sr., grandparents Johnnie and Pat Owens and August and Orange Oates, great-grandparents Dallas and Leora Owens, sister Jennifer Oates, aunt Doris Owens, uncles Hubert Owens and Mack L. Owens, and cousin Cory Owens. 

Jocelyn leaves to cherish her memories her cousin/sister Yolanda (Garry) Guydon; brother Gregory Oates, Jr.; cousins who were like her nieces and nephews Ka’Leiace, Legend, Rocelyn, RicQuana, Rodney, LeAndre’, Davion, and RicQuez; nephew Gregory “Trace” Oates; aunts and uncles Audrey (Darrell) Fitzpatrick, Shelia Brown, Rosemary Bryant, Legirtha (Dennis) Adams, Debra (Donald) Robinson, Jacqueline Walls, Anthony “August” Oates, Rickey (Laura) Oates, Darrell (Loretta) Oates, Percil (Rebecca) Owens, Wilbert (Barbara) Owens, Dallas Owens, Jr., Damon Oates, Gary Owens, Carol Vaughn, and Polly Owens; her ‘aces’ Tammy Wiley, Katrina Gaither, and Derek Mason; a special friend Anthony Appleton; and numerous other relatives and friends.  

Visitation held Wednesday, September 28, 2022, 6pm-7pm at Relerford Funeral Home. Service held Thursday, September 29, 2022, 2pm at Allen Temple MB Church, Stuttgart.   


Professional services entrusted to Relerford Funeral Home, 301 S. College St, Stuttgart.