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Fannilee Wyatt Owen

August 11, 1929 — November 4, 2020

Fannilee Wyatt Owen, 91, of Murray, Kentucky, enjoyed life to the fullest. On November 4, 2020, with normal Gigi flair, she passed unexpectedly from this earth to paradise to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ without skipping a beat! One of the scriptures she loved to quote every day was Psalm 118:24 "This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it." This is the scripture she quoted the afternoon of November 4, 2020, in the ER at the MCCH while receiving excellent treatment from the doctor and nurses.

She was born August 11, 1929, in Almo, Kentucky to Connie Lee Wyatt and Johnnie Alice Darnall Wyatt.

Fannilee was a retired Special Education teacher in the Calloway County School System. She was a member of the Antioch Church of Christ, Farmington, Kentucky.

In addition to her parents, preceding her in death were Melvin H. Young and Kenneth Owen; her grandchildren, Gregory Allen Young, Jared Lee Sammons, Donel DeFreese, and great granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Davis; brother and sister in law, Dan and Kathryn Wyatt; and brother in law, Steve Roberson.
She is survived by her four children: Glen Young (Robin) of Yulee, Florida, Charlotte Young DeFreese (Don) of Calera, Alabama, Susan Young Sammons of Murray, Kentucky, and John Young of Kirksey, Kentucky; one sister, Mary Jane Wyatt Roberson of Murray, Kentucky; twelve grandchildren, Anthony Young (Jennifer) of Murray, Kentucky, Rodney Young (Michelle) of Mayfield, Kentucky, Benjamin Young (fiancé Kristen Rehder) of Fargo, North Dakota, Adam Young (Jacqueline) of Mechanicsville, Virginia, Travis DeFreese of Birmingham, Alabama, Gavin DeFreese (Nun) of Phoenix, Arizona, Ann DeFreese Davis (Bill) of Calera, Alabama, Stephen Jason Sammons (Jennifer) of Jackson, Tennessee, Stephanie Sammons Balmer (Wade) of Murray, Kentucky, Vanessa Sammons Garland (Jason) of Farmington, Kentucky, Brad Young (Gretchen) of Murray, Kentucky, Erick Young (fiancé Jamie Tompkins) of Lynn Grove, Kentucky; 28 great grandchildren, Blakelee Young of Raeford, North Carolina, Hughston Young (Morgan) of Villa Rica, Georgia, Anna Wilkins, Brenna Parrish (Jeffrey) of Murray, Kentucky. Kassey and Callie Douglas of Mayfield, Kentucky, Varence, Valerie, and Lexie Young of Mechanicsville, Virginia, William and Andrew DeFreese of Birmingham, Alabama, Olivia Lauren Davis of Calera, Alabama, Cole, Cade, and Curt Sammons of Jackson, Tennessee, Laiken Balmer Pruitt (Jeremy) of Murray, Ky, Elizabeth Balmer Houston (Cole) of Murray, Kentucky, Madeline Balmer of Ovieda, Florida, Rebekah Balmer of Murray, Kentucky, Russell Garland of Murray, Kentucky, Mark, Adam, and Brent Garland of Farmington, Kentucky, Keragan and Annaston Young of Murray, Kentucky, Madison Young of Louisville, Kentucky, Romie and Knox Young of Big Rock, Tennessee; Gigi is also survived by four great great grandchildren, Daisy Mae and Preston Parrish of Murray, Kentucky and Luke Tyler and Charlotte Alice Pruitt of Murray, Kentucky; and was Aunt Fannie to several nieces and nephews.

A private family service and visitation will be held at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services on Wednesday, November 11, 2020. John Dale and Al Colley will officiate, with burial to follow at Murray Memorial Gardens. Her grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Antioch church of Christ, Youth Group, 1261 Antioch Church Road, Farmington, Kentucky 42040 or to the National MS Society Alabama MS Chapter, 2200 Woodcrest Place, Suite 230, Birmingham, AL 35209 with notation of "In Memory of Fannilee Wyatt Owen".

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