Janie B. Maxwell Bracken

July 25, 1947 - March 4, 2024
Janie B. Maxwell Bracken



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Janie B. Maxwell Bracken, born on July 25, 1947, in Transylvania County, NC, peacefully passed away on March 4, 2024,at Hendersonville Health & Rehabilitation . She was a devoted Certified Nursing Assistant throughout her career.

Janie was a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church and found solace in her faith. She is survived by her husband of seven and a half years, William Jerry Bracken, her son Patrick E. Owen (Jacqui) of Brevard, step-daughter Debbie Maxwell Cagle (Kenny), grandchildren Dakota Owen (Amanda), J. Wyatt Owen of Brevard, Crystal, Hope, and Savannah, as well as great-grandchildren Rinoa, Kole, Bo, Brooklyn, Carter, Belle, and Kennady.

Janie was preceded in death by her father, Clyde A. Owen, mother Dora Banther, son, Clyde G. Owen, step-brother Ricky Wines, and sister Carolyn O’Shields. She is also survived by step-sisters Sherry Miller of Greensboro, Teresa Gordon of Greensboro, and Lisa Gilbert, along with step-brothers William Bill Wines Jr. of Polk County, Charles Wines, and William Riddle (Della) of Abbyville, SC.

A memorial service to honor Janie’s life will be held on Sunday, March 10th, at 2:00 pm at Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, with Pastor Josh Martin officiating. May she rest in peace, surrounded by the love of those who cherished her.


Memorial Service

Sunday, March 10, 2024
2:00 PM

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church - Directions
4096 Little River Rd
Hendersonville, NC 28739

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  • March 06, 2024
    Tony and Carolann Manka says:
    We're so sorry to hear about Janie passing on to heaven. We'll never forget meeting you and Janie the same Sunday we all joined Pleasant Hill Church and became friends. We're praying for you and the family.