Bertha D. Powell, 97 of Lillington went to be with the Lord on Saturday, January 7, 2017.
Bertha was born November 6, 1919 in Wake Co. to the late Eugene and Pattie Jackson Davis. She was preceded in death by her husband Obie T. Powell, 2 daughters, Faye P. Yow and Peggy P. Holland; a son-in-law, Milton Holland; 7 siblings.
Bertha was a member of Union United Methodist Church. She loved to work in her garden, fish and tour the community in a golf cart distributing her vegetables. She loved her family and enjoyed spending time and playing with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was compassionate and cared for each of her family and friends especially Bertha Kinton, Rachael Edwards, Marie Nunnery and June Nunnery. She never met a stranger.
Bertha is survived by a son, Obie Leon Powell and wife Delia “Rosie” of Lillington; a son-in-law, Melvin Yow of Lillington; 7 grandchildren, Gloria Eller husband Shawn, John Holland and wife Jeanelle, Andrew Holland and wife Michelle, Diane Stewart and husband Michael, Barbara Gail Newton and husband Bryan, Casey Yarnell and husband Donny, Brannon Powell and wife Jennifer; 15 great grandchildren, Jacob and Joshua Eller, Matthew and Taylor Holland, Erin and Alison Holland, Bradley and Davis Stewart, Ross and Mackenzie Newton, Lindsey Moss, Riley and Alexa Yarnell, Kippy and Olivia Powell; a great great granddaughter, Evelyn Naomi and several nieces and nephews on both sides of the family.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Union United Methodist Church with Rev. Rod Mullen and Rev. Bill Altman officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00-8:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at O’Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home and other times at the home of Leon Powell.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Union United Methodist Church for the new fellowship hall fund, 2212 Nursery Road, Lillington NC 27546.
O'Quinn-Peebles-Phillips Funeral Home & Crematory
Wednesday January 11th, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm
1310 S. Main St.
Lillington, NC 27546
Union United Methodist Church
Thursday January 12th, 2017
2212 Nursery Rd.
Lillington, NC 27546
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Mrs. Bertha was truly one of the most charismatic ladies I've ever known and it was so more than obvious how much she loved her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I believe if anyone did, Mrs. Bertha coined the phrase "living life to the fullest." Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family.
Submitted by Bryan Johnson on Jan 11 2017 05:42:18 PM
Ms. Bertha was truly a Special Person to all that knew her. Her smile and joyfully
Spirit will be remembered by all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Barbara A. Davis
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We are so sorry about your loss. Our prayers are with you all
Submitted by Addie and Kim Faucett on Jan 11 2017 10:22:13 AM
So sorry to hear this Leon. We know how close you were to your mom. Your family will be in our prayers in the days to come.
Submitted by Darlene Wallace on Jan 11 2017 08:18:27 AM
Many of my fondest childhood memories include Aunt Bertha. She was always so much fun. I loved her very much and will miss her. Love and prayers to Leon and Delia.
Submitted by Becky Powell Anderson on Jan 10 2017 02:42:35 PM
such a beautiful soul! She will be missed!
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