HENDERSON — Thomas Marquis Owens, 41, affectionately known as “Black,” passed away Oct. 7, 2020, at Duke University Hospital. He was born in Durham County to Earnestine Owens Williams and the late Thomas Alfonza Williams.

A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020, at Mount Olive Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery.

Survivors include his mother, Earnestine Williams; children, Ty’shanti Owens and Tia Collins; companion, Queen Evans; and siblings, Tasha Glasco, Cassandra Ellis and Anthony Harris.

Viewing will be from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday in funeral home chapel.

We ask everyone who attends the viewing and graveside service to please practice social distancing and wear an appropriate face covering.

Arrangements are by Davis-Royster Funeral Service.

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