Nellie Lee Ethridge Powell,
79, the widow of Ernest Wilson Powell, went home to be with the Lord, Monday,
May 4, 2020 at her residence.
Mrs. Powell was born the
daughter of Liston Harvey Ethridge and Lorena Long Ethridge on January
28, 1941 in Andrews. She was an employee of Moore Knits and Powell
Knitting. She was a former member of Andrews First Baptist Church
and a current member of Earles Pentecostal Holiness Church. Her greatest
enjoyment was being “Nanny” to her grandkids, nieces, and nephews.
She was a devoted wife, loving mother, cherished “Nanny”, caring sister,
and a loyal friend.
She is survived by:
three children, Kimberly Lee “Kimmie” Powell Whitmire, Karen M. Powell,
and Wilson “Travis” Powell (Casey); five grandchildren, Billy Whitmire
Jr., Mindy Whitmire, Cody Powell, Hailey Powell, and Owen Powell; and a
great-granddaughter, Ally Powell. She is also survived by:
two brothers, Vernon Ethridge (Bonnie) and David “Bubba” Ethridge (Linda);
and a sister-in-law, Eloise Ethridge.
She is predeceased by: her
parents; her husband; a son, Steven Ernest “Stevie” Powell; a granddaughter,
Grace Powell; and her siblings, Bobby Joe Ethridge (Brenda) and Harvey
A Home Going Celebration
will be 2PM, Thursday, May 7, 2020 at Earles Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Officiating will be Rev. Allen Ard and Rev. Timothy McKenzie. Internment
will follow in the church cemetery directed by the Georgetown Chapel of
McKenzie Funeral Home.
The Powell family will receive
family and friends immediately after the service.
McKenzie Funeral Home is
honored to serve the Powell family.