Mrs. Florence Barnes Powell,born June 2, 1942, age 71, died on Friday, September 6, 2013 at her home. Mrs. Powell was preceded in death by her parents, Margaret Askew and Clarence Albert Barnes, Sr. She was a native of Bertie County where she remained all of her life. Mrs. Powell was a devoted caregiver. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Mrs. Powell was also preceded in death by her husband Earl Powell.
Mrs. Powell is survived by her daughter, Michelle Leigh Thomson and her husband Bob of Chesterfield, VA, two sons; Carl Edward Warren, Jr. of Gates County, NC and Charles Edwind Warren of the home, three sister; Darlene Castelloe, Judy Jones and Dee Jewett, three brothers; Roy, Phillip and Ralph Barnes and two grandchildren, Jessica Christine Warren and Justin Lee Warren.
A graveside funeral service will be held on Monday, September 9, 2013 at 2 PM at Stoney Creek Cemetery in Ahoskie, NC with Reverend J. N. Baggett officiating. Visitation will be held on Sunday evening, September 8, 2013 from 7:00-8:30 PM at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service is handling the arrangements for the Powell family and condolences may be directed to them at garrettsykesfs.com