Sarah A. Baker Powell
(August 16,1936 - December 2, 2020)
Our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, called Sarah Powell home on Tuesday December 2, 2020, following a lengthy
battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Sarah was a lifelong resident of the Duck Hill community in Montgomery County,
Mississippi, and a member of the Duck Hill Baptist Church.
Preceding her in death were her husband, James H. Powell, Jr.; her son, Timothy B. Powell; grandson, Jay Powell;
great-grandaughter, Sinclaire Breedlove; son-in law, Dick Levy; her parents, Lynwood and Mamie Lee Baker; brothers,
Wayne Baker, Glenn Baker, William D. Baker; and sister, Nell Baker Land.
Sarah is survived by four children: son, Jimmy Powell (Glenda) of Duck Hill; daughter, Belinda P. Levy of Shreveport,
LA; daughter, Sharon P. Boler (Dr. Mike) of Greenwood, MS; and daughter, Beth Storey (Barry) of Augusta, Georgia;
eleven (11) grandchildren, Shannon Powell Bloom, Sara Elise Powell Johnson, Blake Powell, David Levy, Sarah Claire
Levy Breedlove, Phillip Levy, Dr. Michael T. Boler, Dr. Baker Boler, Mary Beth Boler Hardy, Shelby Storey Blackburn
and Lang Storey; one sister-in-law; Wilma P. Denney of Dothan, AL; seventeen (17) great grand-children and one
great-great granddaughter. She is also survived by loving in-laws, nieces and nephews, her Duck Hill Baptist Church
family, and a host of friends.
Sarah was eighty-four (84) years of age at the time of her death. Until the onset of her illness, she devoted her entire
life to the care of her husband, children, and grandchildren. She will be remembered by her children and
grandchildren as establishing a model which we should all aspire to achieve of devotion to family, complete
unselfishness, and being a loving and caring person. While she is no longer physically present with us, the example
she set for us always will be.
Services will be held at Oliver Funeral Home in Winona on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 10:30 A.M., with visitation
prior to the services beginning at 10:00 A.M. Rev. Tim Buchanan will officiate the services. Pallbearers will be Mrs.
Powell's grandsons, Dr. Baker Boler, Dr. Michael Boler Jr., David Levy, Phillip Levy, Blake Powell, and Lang Storey;
and her grandsons-in-law, Barrett Blackburn, Barry "Spike" Bloom, Ryan Breedlove, Creighton Hardy, and Douglas
Due to COVID restrictions, the visitation and services at the funeral home will be limited to immediate family members
only. Interment will be conducted at 11:30 A.M. at the Duck Hill Cemetery in Duck Hill.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations be made to The MIND Center, which is involved in the
search for a cure for Alzheimer’s disease, or to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, or to the Duck Hill Baptist
Contact information for the MIND Center is as follows: Melissa Robinson, Development Coordinator (601) 815-4299;
Office of Development, University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216 (888) 964-4483.
Donations to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital may be made to Saint Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501
Saint Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
Duck Hill Baptist Church mailing address is 301 Main Street, Duck Hill, MS 38925.
Saturday, December 5
Duck Hill Cemetery
December 2, 2020
dear powell family so sorry to hear that your mother grandmother and great grandmother has pass love your cousin
Troy and Ann Kilburn
We always enjoyed our friendship and regret having to see her go. Our prayers are with the family.
Barbara Parker Collins
I am so sorry to learn of Ms. Sarah's passing. Prayers are with the entire family during this time of grief. She was such
a sweet, sweet lady! Mama thought a lot of her and Mr. James.
Glen and Cindy Dale
She was such a sweet lady. Prayers for the family
One precious Saint who loved Her family . A heart for all people with such a caring heart. I loved Ms Sarah. I know
She and Mr James are catching up . She loved SO MUCH.
Debbie Abel Irby
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Mrs. Sarah was a wonderful lady. So sorry for your loss.
Dewayne and I are so sorry for your loss, I'll remember her as last saw her, was quite a mother and grandmother to
the ones I knew, so very hard to lose a loving mother, you were blest with a great father and mother. Know she will be
missed but so many great memories. Dewayne and Gail
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