Mary (Libby) Lincoln

Obituary of Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Lincoln

Mary Elizabeth (Libby) Lincoln, 82

1940-2023, passed away. Feb 28, 2023


Daughter, Debbie Lamb, Son-n-law, Buddy

Son, Robert Owens, Daughter-n-law, Loretta

Son, Joey Owens, Supported by Michelle Perez

Grandchildren-Jennifer Blanton, Brittany Williams, Buddy Lamb, Heather Gonzalez, Bobby Owens, Jr, Josh Owens

Great-grandchildren-Austin, Sianna Blanton, Haleigh, Brian,Jr., Leland Williams, Hayes and Hendrix Gonzalez



I can't believe this day has come, but on Feb 28, 2023, God took a great Woman, Mother, Mother-in-law, Granny, 

great Granny, Aunt, Cousin, Sister and friend home. That will be a great day when I will see you again but until that day,

you will always be in my heart. I thank you for all the great memories I have because of you. You made me the woman, wife, mother and Nana I am today. The most things that stick out in my mind is the way you always decorated for the holidays. You made them so special that I have carried that onto my kids. We may not have had much but in our eyes as kids and even when we got older it was the whole world. You made them unbelievable. Thank you for all that! I also want to thank you for the Christian up bringing, you taught and showed us in your own life. All I can say is THANK YOU! GOD GAVE US THE BEST. I love you and will miss you forever, until I see you again. (Please give little Buddy a hug for me)

                They say there is a reason, they say time will heal.

                Neither time or reason will change the way I feel

                Gone are the days we used to share but in my

                heart you will always be there! The gates of

                memories will never close, I will miss you more

                than anybody knows

Until we meet again Mom, I love you,





I wasn't ready for you to go! I will think of you every day and will always love you more than yesterday.


There will always be those great memories that I will always carry in my heart, you were a very special person to everyone you met and best of all a great wife, mother and grandmother. I'm sure I didn't tell you that enough. You always put us kids first no matter what. Growing up you always made us feel special, it was hard for you at times raising the three of us, but you always gave everything you could even if you did without. We always had those sit-down dinners as a family, that is one thing we always had was a good meal (you were a great cook). There is one thing I will complain about is those Friday leftovers (LOL). All my friends knew if they wanted something to eat you always had enough.

I know you are a very special person in Heaven as you were here. Now you don't have to worry about all the people you wanted to take care of here. Now you get to sit-back pain free and enjoy everything God got to offer. All the great family members and friends and most of all God's family. I hope Heaven is all that you dreamed it was going to be and more, and I wish joy and happiness but above all I send you all my love today and every day.

I will miss you Mom, more than ever.

Love you always and more.




God only knows how much we miss you. I never thought or believed this day would come! But sadly, it has come, and I'm writing to let family and friends know how much you mean to me! So, I'll let them know the best that I can. First, you put everyone before yourself with no questions asked, and you loved the best way you knew how. I knew you were trying your best in everything you did in life, but you never gave yourself any kind of credit, but we ALL knew who you were. You raised 3 children pretty much by yourself with the support of family and friends. You worked a full-time job and held down 2 other ones, and because of those other jobs, this is why I do what I do for a living and how I do it. On the weekends, I had to clean my room and help you clean the house before I could go out and play. But I must tell you I did throw a lot in my closet, but I bet you knew that. I know that I was a hand full growing up, but you never gave up on me, even when I did. You loved helping people that you didn't know, and I find myself doing that to this day. Your faith in the Lord was never a question to me. You told me that there was a reason why I was born because of what you and I went through before I was born, and I hope one day I get to find out why. We had some good times together, some I can say and others, well, we'll keep that between us LOL, but I'll share some. Like when we went to a tanning bed together, and we both fell asleep, and we came out looking like 2 tomatoes. We would go shopping together and go into photo booths and take pictures that said: "Most wanted,"! I could go on and on with our stories. I have so much of you in me to this day and you will forever live in me. You loved to be around family and friends. You loved talking and finding out how everyone was doing, and if they needed help or fixing, you were there with a helping hand. You loved getting cards from loved ones. We know because your kids have seen them, and saying our mom kept everything is an understatement. Deflated balloons, the address where the card came from, empty boxes, the wrapping paper, and I could go on and on. But that was her, and we'll miss that. I even found a AAA map of the country that she and Abe used while traveling. That man (Abe) really truly gave her everything she deserved in life. She got to live a pretty amazing life with him. He took care of her in so many ways. Now she's together with him again. Now to one of my favorite parts of my life with her. Her cooking was so so good, she was the best in my eyes, and I hated to leave the house when I did, but I always had food whenever I was hungry. She also still washed my clothes when she found out I hadn't had time to do it don't know how she knew? lol. She always told me to take care of my feet and buy good shoes because they're going to get me where you're going. Take care of your hands because they'll make you money to survive. I could tell you so many more things, but if you knew her, you know. I'll miss her driving with me in my truck. I loved that she would often say "Joey, when are we going for a drive", It didn't matter where we went. She wanted to go. MA, I miss you so much and will continue to, but I know my missing you leaves some great memories with me until I come again to you. 

Love Your Son,

Joseph Owens (your favorite), this is how I would sign my card to her.



We will be having a Celebration of her birthday and her Life

on March 25 (her birthday), from 11-3

                             Carrollwood Cultural Center, 4537 Lowell Road, Tampa 33618

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Celebration of Life Service

11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday, March 25, 2023
Carrollwood Cultural Center
4537 Lowell Road
Tampa, Florida, United States
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