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Deanna Houston

07/27/1967 - 08/15/2023


Obituary For Deanna Houston

FULTON--Deanna Lynn Owens Houston, 56, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, August 15, 2023, at her home surrounded by family. She was born July 27, 1967 to the late Eddie Owens and the late Harriet Schroder Owens in Memphis, TN. She attended Mt. Vernon Baptist Church. Deanna graduated from Tupelo High School in 1985, and continued her education at ICC and Ole Miss. She owned and operated Wonder Land Express Daycare until 2003 when she started teaching at Fulton Head Start. After graduating Ole Miss in 2010 with a Social Work Degree, she was promoted to Family Case worker at Fulton Head Start. She enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren. Deanna was known for her love of the outdoors, whether it was at the ball field playing softball or watching her boys and grandson playing baseball. She loved going to the beach, reading, and sharing about her time as counselor at Camp Tik-A-Witha. Deanna loved life and her family but her greatest love was the Lord.
Services will be at 2 pm on Thursday August 17, 2023 at Senter Funeral Home with Bro. Bobby Jarrell, and Bro. Lloyd Minor officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11am - 2pm on Thursday August 17 at Senter Funeral Home.
Senter Funeral Home has been entrusted with her arrangements.
She is survived by her husband of 30 years, Richard Houston of Fulton, children, Casey Camille (Scotty) Nichols of Fulton, Russ (Christy) Houston of Fulton, Klay (Hannah) Houston of Red Bay, AL, and Kole Houston of Fulton, grandchildren, Ian Nichols, Ryder Houston, Janalynn Nichols, Kern Houston, Kelli Nichols, and Kooper Houston, sisters, Teresa Owens, Cindy (Joe) Milam, and Missy (Marty) Johnson, all of Fulton, nephews and nieces, Jason (Brittany) Milam, Chris Milam, Megan (Brent) Tull, Lauren Johnson, Mazie Zost, Hudson Zost, and Evan Wilson, great nieces and nephews, Mallie Beth, Brody, Jaelynn, and Georgeanna, in laws, Ronald (Nan) Houston of Fulton, sisters in law, Robin (Vince) Zost, and Ferrane (Waylon) Wilson, uncle, Jack (Lynne) Owens, and a host of special friends, cousins, and family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Harriet Owens.
Pallbearers will be the members of her softball team.
Online condolences can be expressed at www.senterfuneraldirectors.com

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  • 08/17/2023

    Nan & Family, God bless you all with the comfort only He can give. Sincere condolences. Lannie & Kathy

  • 08/16/2023

    Deanna always had a smile to share and an infectious laugh. She was my "upbeat" CIT (Counselor-In-Training). If there were shenanigans - she was more than likely the ringleader. One of her favorite pranks was to rubber band the sprayer in the sink so when I turned on the water, I got soaked. I got soaked a lot during her years as a CIT. When she was a 2nd year CIT, I enlisted the help from the 1st year CITs and we put her in the horse trough that was filled with water. I think she and I ended up tied for the "who can soak the other the most" trophy. It was special for me to watch Deanna learn and grow. She was always on the move and didn't shy away from a challenge. She loved working with the horses. She challenged campers to build on their skills and become more confidant riders. Deanna definitely earned her camp name, Rip. She ripped her jeans pretty much on a daily basis. No matter how many rips there were in her jeans, Deanna always found room for one more rip. We were amazed that she always found room for one more rip! Rip will always have a special place in my heart. She brought love, life and laughter together in a way that only she could do. I will always be grateful for the time we spent at camp. "Trotter" Linnea Jonson

  • 08/16/2023

    I am so very sorry to hear of Deanna's passing. I knew her best as "Rip" and shared a couple of summers with her at Camp Tik-A-Witha. She was always at the barn and loved working with the horses! She was funny and fun to be around. When I was a camper and she was a counselor (with just a few years between us, really) I always tried to sit at her table in the dining hall because I knew she would be "up to something." She was one of those camp staff people who made camp fun! I did become a camp counselor myself and eventually camp director, and I still work for the local Girl Scout council - for the past 30 years. The family is in our thoughts and prayers. With much love, "Shine"

  • 08/16/2023

    I loved my softball days wuth Deanna! I always knew she was there for me and to give me a little encouragement. Even though I haven't been close to her in years, the last time I saw her she treated me like we never missed a beat. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. Darla Adams

  • 08/16/2023

    We are so sorry for your loss , we are family to Klay, Hannah And little Kooper, we didn't know Mrs.Deanna long but she was a very sweet person. We will say prayers for the family.

  • 08/16/2023

    I wanted to send my prayers to the family I worked with Deanna at Fulton Headstart and enjoyed every moment. She will be missed by those who knew and loved her

  • 08/15/2023

    Deanna was a wonderful friend and co-worker to me. She helped me a-lot at the Head Start with different things and situations. She will be greatly missed. I'll continue to pray for the family during this difficult time and healing process. I love you Deanna!

  • 08/15/2023

    Deanna was such a loving woman. Much like her mother in law, she didn't know what a stepchild was. They were just her children. Family was everything to her. Between the 2 ladies, I was able to see that kind of love. It might have been a year or 2 in between when I saw her but I always got a big hug. I will truly miss that hug when I get to travel to Mississippi to see my Houston family. I am heartbroken that I can't travel to be there right now. Robin will be there soon. Prayers to Richard, all of the kids, and Deanna's family. She is next to her mother and father again with our Lord Jesus now and I look forward to that big hug again when my time comes too.

  • 08/15/2023

    Deanna was a precious lady and I always enjoyed being with her at family gatherings. She did love her family and was proud of each one of them. Deanna will be missed. My thoughts today were, she is filling Aunt Dean and Uncle Joe in on everything that has happened she they left us. I love this family and will be praying for peace in the days ahead! ❤️

  • 08/15/2023

    I'll be saying special prayers for all family members and friends of the family. Prayers for comfort and peace for all her loved ones and friends.


  • Beautiful Dreams

    Carolyn Thompson sent Beautiful Dreams for Deanna Houston - 08/16/2023

    Our hearts and much love go out to each and everyone of you! Love Aunt Carolyn Thompson and families.

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