Willie Irene (Holyfield) Powell

Born: Wed., Aug. 6, 1930
Died: Wed., Aug. 24, 2011


6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Sun., Aug. 28, 2011
Location: Adams-Buggs Funeral Service

Celebration of Life

1:00 PM Mon., Aug. 29, 2011
Location: New Canaan Baptist Church

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Celebration of Life will be 1:00 P.M.  Monday, August 29, 2011 at the New Canaan Baptist Church, Rev. Edward Jones, Pastor, Rev. Leonard Taylor, Co. Pastor, and Prophet R. V. Garth, Officiating. Burial will follow at Oaklawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 6-7 P.M. Sunday. August 28, 2011 at the funeral home.

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Celebrating The Life
 Mother Willie H. Powell
Mrs. Willie Irene Holyfield Powell was born August 6, 1930 to the union of to late Jimmie Holyfield and Ms. Lebertha Riggins Holyfield.
She received her formal education by attending Carver High School.
She united with the Church of God in Christ at an early age. She later joined True Faith Revival Center and remained a true and faithful servant to God until her demise. She was known in the church circle as Mother Powell.
She was known for her famous pecan pies. Many people said they didn't like them, but after tasting  her pies, they were hooked.     
She was united in the bonds of holy matrimony to Mr. George Powell.
She was preceded in death by her devoted spouse: Mr. George Powell, father Jimmie Holyfield, mother Lebertha Riggins Holyfield, sisters, Ruth Carter, and Bertha Mae Johnson.
She leaves to mourn her passing two daughters: Judy (Andrew) Lockett, Arlora Holyfield Kimbrough; goddaughter: Linda Mitchell; sister: Doris Haywood; three grandchildren: Tabitha (Brian) Pleasant, Andr'ea (Darryl) Williams, Kania "KoKo" Kimbrough; five great-grandchildren; two great-great- grandchildren; special friend: Barbara Williams; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

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Pastor and Dr. Respress
   Posted Thu August 25, 2011
We were so sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. She was a great woman of God and faithful to her family and her church. The House of Prayer COGIC shares your grief in this time of sorrow. We will continue to pray for your comfort and strength. We do know that she her suffering is now over and she is resting with the Lord. God will see you through.

Cheryl Dandridge Tarver
   Posted Sun August 28, 2011
I remember Ms. Powell and her sweet smile. I know that she is with the Lord and that should be a comfort for the family. My prayers are with you at this time. God will see you through and give you peace at this time.

Janett (Thomas) Sanders and Family
   Posted Mon August 29, 2011
May you find comfort and strength in knowing that you are in the hearts, thoughts and prayers of those who love you.

Remember that there is no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Therefore be reminded of Ps 116:15 that says “precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His saints”.

We are praying for your family during this time of bereavement.

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