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Lucy Estelle Powell / October 17, 2019

On Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, my mom Lucy Estelle Powell, affectionately known by family as Bess, joined my dad in heaven to spend eternity together. She was predeceased by her parents, George V. Poteat and Lucy Poteat, her husband Charles A. Powell, and son Stephen A. Powell and great granddaughter, Savanna Powell. She was last remaining survivor of 12 brothers and sisters.

She was born March 7, 1927 in Spartanburg, S.C. and as a small child the entire family moved to Virginia. At the age of 17, she met my dad and they were married Dec. 2, 1944.

Mom was a member of Revelation Baptist Church for over 50 years.

Left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Sandra Warren of Danville; grandchildren, Todd Wilson (Kerri), Gregory Warren, Tommy Warren (Debbie), Tara Wilborn (Jason) and Chris Powell (Holly). She is survived by eight great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three special sisters-in-law, Nancy Poteat, Myrtle House and Marion Hood, and many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly and were special in so many ways.

A funeral will be held Saturday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with George Thompson officiating. Burial to follow at Halifax Memorial Gardens.

The family will receive friends Saturday one-hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home.

Memorials may be directed to God’s Pit Crew, 2499 North Main Street, Danville, VA 24520.

Online condolences may be directed to

Arrangements by Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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