Obituary of Mellie Moena Lacy Powell

Mellie Lacy Powell, 86, of Pensacola, Florida, died Tuesday morning, May 12, 1992 at Sacred Heart Hospital, following an extended illness.

She was born April 29, 1906 in Poplar Springs, Banks County, Georgia to parents Robert Lee Lacy and Mary E. Smith. On October 24, 1921, she married Walter E. Powell in Anderson, South Carolina. The marriage produced 13 children, each of whom she was very proud.

During her life, Mrs. Powell worked as a homemaker for her sharecropping family; at four cotton mills in Toccoa, Ga. and Anderson, SC; giving in-home child care and invalid/elderly care. Some her favorite things were Yahtzee, 'Days of Our Lives', Kentucky Fried Chicken, rutabagas, her Bible and the Lord. A great Teller of Stories, she loved reminiscing about "the old days".

She was a resident of Pensacola for the past several years, and also lived in Middleburg, Fla. for a period of time.

Mrs. Powell was a member of the Words of Life Church, in Pensacola, and was preceded in death by her husband of 65 years; three sons, who died in infancy, William, Alvin, and Calvin; a sister, Rosa Lacy Powell Brown; and a brother, William Hartwell Lacy.

Survivors include five sons, Jack Powell (Teeny), Kenneth Powell (Estelle), Sherman Powell (Brenda), all of Pensacola, Henry Powell (Leona), of Anderson, SC, and Tommy Powell (Barbara), of Lincolnton, NC; five daughters, Lois Powell, of Anderson, Lucille Smith, Ruby Jennings, Barbara Giddeon (Ken), all of Pensacola, and Ann Powell, of Middleburg; 35 grandchildren; 40 great grandchildren.

Friends will be received from 5-7 P. M. on Wednesday, May 13, 1992 at Faith Chapel Funeral Home, 100 Beverly Pkwy .

Funeral services will be at 10 a. m. Thursday, May 14, 1992 at Words of Life Church with the Rev. J.E. McGraw officiating.

Grandsons will serve as pallbearers.

Burial will be in Bayview Memorial Park with Faith Chapel directing.

SOURCE: Mellie Lacy Powell obituary,, written by Barbara Giddeon and Keith Giddeon, Tuesday, 27 November 2012.

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