Nikki Natasha Powell

March 30, 1972 - November 10, 2023

03/30/1972 - 11/10/2023

Past Services

Saturday November 18, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Funeral Service
Sunday November 19, 2023
11:00 am
Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service of Ahoskie
205 NC Highway 42 W
Ahoskie, NC 27910
252-332-3122 | Directions
Additional Information:

Burial will be at Pleasant Plains Baptist Church

Nikki Natasha Powell, a former teacher and cherished member of the community, passed away peacefully on November 10, 2023, in Pittsboro, North Carolina. Nikki was born on March 30, 1972, in Topeka, Kansas. She was 51 years old at the time of her passing.

Throughout her life, Nikki dedicated herself to the noble profession of teaching, positively impacting the lives of countless students. She began her career at Fairfax County Public Schools before sharing her knowledge and passion at Ft. Belvoir Elementary School and Hertford County Middle School. Nikki’s commitment to education led her to pursue a degree in Elementary Education at East Carolina University and later further her studies in Administration and Supervision at Strayer.

In addition to her dedication to education, Nikki had a lively spirit and genuine interests that brought her joy outside the classroom. She found immense pleasure in cooking and baking, with her famous sweet potato pie being a treasured delight among family and friends. Nikki always maintained a youthful spirit, eagerly embracing amusement parks such as Kings Dominion, Busch Gardens, and Disney World. Her enthusiasm for these places brought out her inner child, making her an ardent supporter of all school functions, especially band competitions and cheerleading when her daughter was performing.

Nikki’s involvement extended beyond her professional and recreational pursuits. As a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, she showcased her commitment to sisterhood and service. Her kind and caring nature touched those around her, leaving a lasting impact on her colleagues, friends, and loved ones.

Nikki will be dearly missed by her mother, Elsie Jean Powell; daughter, Kirstin Brooks; and brother, Greg Powell. She is preceded in death by her beloved father, Eugene “Bizz” Powell.

As we bid farewell to Nikki Natasha Powell, we reflect on the tremendous impact she has made throughout her life. Her dedication to education, her joyful spirit, and her love for others will be cherished forever.

The family will receive friends on Saturday, November 18, 2023 from 5:00 pm until 6:30 pm at Garrett Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie, NC. A celebration of Nikki’s Life will be held on Sunday, November 19, 2023 at 11:00 am at Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service, Ahoskie Chapel. Burial will be in Pleasant Plains Baptist Church Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Stroke Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692 or online by clicking here

Garrett-Sykes Funeral Service – Ahoskie Chapel is handling the arrangements for the Powell family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting


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Diana W James
7 days ago

Family, it is with heartfelt condolences that we are sorry for your loss . We pray God will keep you, comfort you and give you peace. Remember the Word says that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. So Nikki is resting in God’s hands.
Diana W James and Family

Amy Pittman
14 days ago

Deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire family.
Rest in peace and power my beautiful Soror. Thank you for the gift of laughter you so generously shared.

14 days ago

My deepest sympathy to Nikki’s family. We will keep you in our prayers.
Monica Mason

Kyan Staten
14 days ago

My condolences to the Powell family.

Kenneth Williams
14 days ago

My prayers goes out to the Powell family.

Angelina Thompson
14 days ago

Sending love and prayers to the family. Nikki and I went to school together and I always remember her being very outgoing and kind.

Michele Jackson-Wilson
14 days ago

To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord. She has used the many gifts that Our Father has given her on children. She was a great teacher, a fantastic mother and an amazing friend. Thank you for sharing your love with us. You will be deeply missed. You left behind wonderful memories for us to cherish. Sending all my love to the family.
Michele & Derek Wilson & the It Takes A Village Family.

Christy Jordan Walker
14 days ago

Mrs. Powell and family I’m sorry of hearing the passing of Nikki. I remember so many things. Nikki was a sweetheart. I will truly miss her. Sending my Deepest Condolences to the family. Christy Jordan Walker & Family

Lisa Mikell
15 days ago

Our deepest sympathy and love to the Powell family. My God give you peace at this very difficult time.
D. Simmons, Harrell & Mikell family

Tina Copeland
17 days ago

Sorry for your loss. I shared the pleasure of befriending Nikki thru dance classes, school and band. She was a wonderful person and fun to be around. RIP my friend!