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Margie Jean Powell
May 19, 1955 ~ January 25, 2024 (age 68) 68 Years Old
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Margie Jean Powell, known to her family as Jeanie, was born on May 19, 1955, in Los Angeles, California to her parents, Isaiah and Beulah Hunter. She was the oldest of seven children.
Jeanie completed her elementary through high school years in the Los Angeles Unified School District. She also completed two years at Los Angeles Southwest College.
Margie's life was a testament to God’s love and grace that she carried in her heart. Her precious mother, Beulah, taught her about the saving grace of Jesus Christ at an early age, and she accepted Jesus as her personal Saviour. She was baptized at Tree of Life Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Rev. Billy J. Ray. She enjoyed many years of membership at CrossWord Christian Church in Moreno Valley, CA under the pastorate of Bishop L. Kirk Sykes. Since moving to Tennessee, she was a member of Payne Avenue Missionary Baptist Church under the pastorate of the late Pastor Richard S. Brown, Jr.
Margie met Michael Powell in 1976 at Los Angeles Southwest college. Their friendship grew into love, and they were married on January 19, 1980. The couple welcomed one daughter, Bridget Lewis, to their lives on August 8,1982. They built a full, happy life together, went on many train excursions, and kept Christ at the center of their home.
Professionally, Jeanie dedicated her life to the service of children, particularly those with special needs. She worked with several school districts throughout the course of her career. Her gentle approach and thoughtful nature made her a favorite among her colleagues and the many children whose lives she enriched.
Jeanie's interests were simple; she loved spending time with her family and friends, and she loved singing. Her favorite colors were bling and sparkle. Her amazing voice was a source of joy to everyone who had the pleasure of hearing her sing. Her family was her favorite hobby; she invested her time, energy, and boundless love into creating a home filled with laughter, support, and cherished memories. All who knew Jeanie were touched by her loving spirit and her selfless dedication to others. She approached life with a quiet strength and a heart that always had room for one more.
Jeanie's family was truly her pride and joy. She was preceded in death by her father, Isaiah Hunter; her mother, Beulah Hunter; her brother, Michael Hunter; and her brother, Timothy Hunter. She leaves to cherish her precious memories her husband, Michael Powell; her daughter, Bridget Lewis; her son-in-law, Omar Lewis; her stepdaughter and son-in-law, Shontay and Lorn Fair; her adored aunt, Mildred Carr; her three brothers: David Hunter, Lindsey Hunter, and Kim Hunter; her sister, Suzanne Hunter; her four sisters-in-law: Wanda Hunter, Nette Winston, Sharon Powell, and Corie Woods; her seven grandchildren: Alayna Lewis, Lisa Lewis, Mikayla Lewis, Sierra Lewis, Tierra Fair, Demetres Fair, and Lawrence Fair; her nieces that she raised: Candice Hunter, Danielle Hunter, and Lanice Hunter; and a host of other cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends who all felt the warmth of her love. Her family was the centerpiece of her life.
At the age of 68, Margie finished her course in this world on January 25, 2024, in Knoxville, Tennessee. We celebrate a life lived with purpose and grace. She showed us the power of compassion and the importance of cherishing every moment with those we love. She leaves behind a legacy of kindness, compassion, and the melodious echo of her voice, which will continue to resonate in the hearts of those she touched. Let us love selflessly, care deeply, and sing joyfully, as she did.