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GWENDOLYN H. POWELL

Gwendolyn H. Powell

Gwendolyn H. Powell, 85, of Vancleave, Mississippi, passed peacefully on Sunday June 6, 2021, at her home in Vancleave, Mississippi with her family by her side. She was born Saturday, May 16, 1936 in Laurel, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021, from 11:00 AM until 12:00 PM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home in Laurel, Mississippi. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 12:00 PM at Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel with burial to follow in Shady Grove Cemetery. Bro. William Hutchinson will officiate. Colonial Chapel Funeral Home of Laurel is in charge of arrangements. (601) 649-3342.

Gwen, born in May, loved life and was devoted to and enjoyed every minute with her family, near and far away. She had polio as a young child that riddled her body crippled, and, just like her astrological sign, “The Bull”, she was just as stubborn. She raised 3 children and worked hard every day, sometimes in heels (even though her feet were two different sizes and one leg longer than the other) to make sure they were provided for. She made it to every single football
game with the oldest 2 children, who were in the band all through their Jr. and Sr. years of high school. She would never “Quit” on anyone or anything that she loved or cared about. She was the definition of “Determination” and pure “Will Power”.

She was preceded in death by her parents, William Huey and Mary Margie Hutchinson; son, John "Neil" Powell; brothers, Roger Hutchinson, and Huey Herschel Hutchinson; sister, Evelyn Hutchinson.

Left behind to cherish her memory include her children, Steven E. Brooks (Linda), and Angela Brooks Roberts; 4-grandchildren; 5-great grandchildren and numerous family members stretched far and near that will miss her dearly.

Pallbearers will be William Hutchinson, William “Buster” Crocker, James Thornton, Forrest Boatwright Jr., and Chayden Brooks.

FUNERAL SERVICES WILL BE LIVE STREAMED THROUGH COLONIAL CHAPEL OF LAUREL’S FACEBOOK PAGE.

Online guestbook may be signed at www.colonialchapellaurel.com

 



Gwendolyn H. Powell
May 16, 1936 - June 6, 2021

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