Lakisha Quintel "Kisha" Owens

Jan 26, 2018
Williams, Lakisha obit online


Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church in Waterloo


5:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Christian Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church (930 West 4th Street, Waterloo, IA)


May be directed to the family at 923 Lincoln Street, Waterloo, IA 50703


Lakisha Quintel “Kisha” Owens, age 40, of Waterloo, was found Friday, January 26, 2018, the victim of a homicide.

She was born June 1, 1977 in Waterloo, the daughter of Frederick Burnside and Peggy “Cookie” Owens. Kisha graduated from West High in 1995 and continued her education at Hawkeye Community College receiving a Medical Administration and Medical Secretary degree.

Kisha most recently worked as a customer experience representative at Grainger. She was formerly a heart monitor technician at UnityPoint Allen Hospital.

She accepted Christ at an early age on March 20, 1983 at Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church. She later became a member of Christian Fellowship Baptist Church. Kisha was very hardworking and enjoyed reading. She loved fashion and jewelry and had a special place in her heart for children. Kisha’s family and friends were very important in her life.

Survivors include her mother, Peggy “Cookie” Owens of Waterloo; father, Frederick Burnside of Waterloo; maternal grandmother, Nellie Owens of Waterloo; paternal grandmother, Lennie Moon of Waterloo; and nine siblings, LaTosha (Keith) Williams of Texas, DeMarrio of Fort Dodge, Shantoria of Atlanta, GA, Markeida of Des Moines, Marteus of Waverly, DeAndre of Milwaukee, WI, Amanda of Waterloo, Tacarra of Decorah, and Nicholas of Dallas, TX;

Preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Thomas Thurmond and paternal grandfather, Robert Burnside.

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  1. dave foss | Feb 04, 2018
    so very sorry to hear about your daughter fred, may piece be with you and the family
  2. Laura Shavers (O’Connell) | Feb 03, 2018
    I’ve known Kisha since jr high and she was always a positive and caring person. My thoughts and prayers are with her family during this time. 
  3. Tami | Feb 03, 2018
    Our sympathy goes out you all..
  4. Julie Ann | Feb 03, 2018
    RIP Beautiful Kisha. Fly High Sweetheart ❤️
  5. Nicole Johnson Phillips | Feb 03, 2018
    🙏🙏🙏🙏 for the owens and the Burnside family. .
  6. Robin Page | Feb 03, 2018
    My Prayers are with you all My deepest sympathy going out to your family my church family .The Potters House of Dallas TX senior Pastor Bishop TD Jakes we are all praying for you
  7. Sandy White | Feb 03, 2018

    Sending condolences and prayers to the Owens and Burnside families. Praying God strengthens you to get through this difficult time. RIP Kisha

  8. Kriseda | Feb 02, 2018
    May God comfort you, give you peace, understanding, and justice! My heart goes out to you all! 
  9. Amy Ahmad | Feb 02, 2018
    Sending my deepest condolences and prayers to the family and friends.
  10. Gloria | Feb 01, 2018
    Peggy and Fred I send my heartfelt condolences to you and your families. May God wrap His arms of comfort and love around you all during this difficult time. Hold on to those precious memories and God's unchanging hands and know that although she's gone from your sight, she will forever be in your heart. ❤❤
  11. Alice Young MATHEWS | Feb 01, 2018

    My heart, my prayers and my love goes out to You Owens and Burnsides.  May the peace of Christ surround you, fill you and comfort you... 🙏🙏🙏. 

  12. Amanda Denton | Feb 01, 2018
    Kisha I will never forget you. You were there for both of my boys births. We even argued on how to spell my second child's name had he been a girl in the elevator going up to my labor room. You never left my side. You loved them like they were your own. And I loved you. All the more for it. I have so many wonderful memories and so many funny stories you were always there to witness my clumsiness. God I will miss you. Your heart, your soul, your love. And I will never forget the last time I was graced with your presence. I got to tell you I love you and is hope to see you soon. You were. Taken too soon. I wanted more time to tell you so much. You are gone but I will love u. Forever. My beautiful Angel. 
  13. Gift of Life Church | Feb 01, 2018


    1 Thess. 5:23 - And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

    To the family of Lakisha "Kisha"Owens:    

    We, the Family of Gift of Life Church want to assure you that you will be in our thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time. We know the same God who has helped you with past trials, will be ever present during this one as well. May you find assurance in His word, strength in His presence and comfort in His love.  We will be praying for you, and trusting that God will be your portion and help, as well as comfort your entire family.  

    Yours in Christ,

    Bishop Brian E. Hill and the Gift of Life Church Family

  14. Ursula | Feb 01, 2018

    To the family, I extend my most heartfelt and  deepest sympathies. Your Weeping may endure for a night but joy will come in the morning. All though you may not understand, God loved her best and needed her home. So Look to the hills from whence cometh all of your help because it comes ftom the Lord. 

    With love,

    Ursula and family

  15. Joyce Wilder | Feb 01, 2018
    Love you all and may God strenghten you in time. May God wipe away all your tears and dispatch His Angels to catch every tear before they touch the floor and return them to Heaven’s Gate. I love you all💜💜
  16. Kathy Bishop | Jan 31, 2018
    I didn't no your daughter, but I do no her mpther and father,my prayers go up for all family and friends, the good Lord will guide you and give you the support that you need to go through this.
  17. mary meier | Jan 31, 2018
    The family of this young woman are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  I know her father and lord i pray you give this whole family comfort at this time.
  18. Rachel Moore | Jan 31, 2018
    To the Owens/Burnside Family: Our prayers are with you during this troubling time. May the memories of "La Kiesha" and the goodness of “God” surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.  God Bless You
  19. Tanara Wade | Jan 31, 2018
    My heart and prayers are extended to the entire family. I pray for strength and peace as well as justice. May God wrap you in his loving arms. Farewell Beautiful Kisha...farewell....
  20. Sherale Bell | Jan 31, 2018
    Sending my prayers and deepest sympathy to the family. May God's grace and mercy be with you forever.
  21. Patty Mc | Jan 31, 2018
    My prayers and deepest sympathy to the family 
  22. Sherrie Loy | Jan 31, 2018
    Sending prayers to let you know so many people have been praying for your family!! Prayers of God's grace and mercy for you all!!

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