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George Henderson Powell

August 21, 1945 ~ October 11, 2020 (age 75)

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Like a shadow in the moonlight, like the whisper of the seas,

Like the echoes of a melody just beyond our reach.

In the shadow of our sorrow, past the whisper of goodbye,

Love shines through eternity, a heartbeat from our eye.


     George Henderson Powell was born in Greensville County, Virginia on Tuesday, August 21, 1945. He was one of eight children born to the union of Eddie and Sarah Easter Powell, Sr.

     George was educated in the Greensville County Public School System, graduating from E. W. Wyatt High School. At an early age, he was baptized and joined Macedonia Baptist Church of Emporia, Virginia. In 1966, he and Marion Robinson were united in Holy Matrimony and during their marriage, they were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Dr. Michelle Denise Powell and Benita Satchel. George was a self-employed business owner of George H. Powell Logging.

     No one was a stranger to George. Once he met someone, that person became a friend. With his wittiness and sense of humor, George kept those around him laughing. In addition to being a part-time comedian, he was an avid racing fan and in his younger days, who loved to hop on his motorcycle and take off down the road. Above all, George was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend to all.

     God saw you getting tired and a cure was not to be, So he put his arms around you and whispered, “Come to Me”. With tearful eyes we watched you, and saw you pass away, Although we love you dearly, we could not make you stay. A Golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. On Sunday, October 11, 2020, while in the care of Bon Secours St. Mary’s Hospital in Richmond, Virginia, George peacefully departed this world and gained his heavenly wings. He was preceded in death by: his wife, Marion Powell; daughter, Dr. Michelle Denise Powell; father, Eddie Powell, Sr.; mother, Sarah Powell and brother, Alexander Powell.

     The timing was not ours… the situation not ideal. You fought a heavy fight, In time our hearts shall heal. You deserve to take your rest, This is something we all know, You are in a better place, But inside we don’t want you to go. Rest easy in the Lord, One day we’ll meet again, Forever you’ll be our hero, Your story shall never end and will forever live on in the hearts of: daughter, Benita Satchel (Cedric) of Raleigh, North Carolina; grandson, Brayden of Raleigh, North Carolina; sister, Madeline Harris (Leon) of Norfolk, Virginia; brothers, Rudolph Powell (Hattie) of Richmond Virginia, Kenny Powell (Shirley) of Newport News, Virginia, Nathaniel Powell of Manassas, Virginia, Eddie Powell, Jr. (Vivian) of Emporia, Virginia and Leon Powell, Sr. (Darlene) of Petersburg, Virginia; sister-in-law, Emma Powell of Emporia, Virginia; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.  


Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit Mr. Powell's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family.  


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to the family of Mr. George Henderson Powell.

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October 16, 2020

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Knox-High Mortuary, Inc.
568 Halifax St.
Emporia, VA 23847

October 17, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Macedonia Baptist Church
30 Quarrell Road
Emporia, VA 23847

Graveside Service
October 17, 2020

11:00 AM
Macedonia Baptist Church
30 Quarrell Road
Emporia, VA 23847

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