Feb. 11, 1939 – July 12, 2021
Hattie S. Powell, 82, of New Orleans, formerly of Tylertown, died July 12, 2021, at Ochsner Baptist Hospital in New Orleans.
Born Feb. 11, 1939, in Monticello, she was the daughter of the late Cephus Smith and Edna A. Smith.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her step mother Lillian Smith; and two brothers, James Herron and Albert Irvin.
After high school, she moved to New Orleans and went to business school and studied shorthand. She also began her working career in various garment industries until her retirement in 2005.
She accepted Christ at an early age at the West Holy Hill Church of God in Christ and remained a member until her death. She served in many positions including church financial secretary, an usher, member of the home and foreigh mission.
Survivors are her son, William Powell Jr.; her daughter, Sheila Dixon, a special caregiver, Jamonica Franklin; her granddaughter; sisters, Jean Wilson, Vertie Harness, Nancy Smith, Barbara S. Watson (Percy), Shirley Smith, Joyce Yarborough (James); brothers, Herbert C. Smith (Lena), Willie Troy Smith (Gloria), Herbert J. Smith (Brenda), Cephus Smith (Cynthia), Gregory Smith (Angela), Michael Smith (Jennie) and Reginald Smith; sister-in-law Mary Herron; seven grandchildren: Jamonica, William, Danielle, Justin, Jennifer, Jamal and Jalisa; seven great grandchildren; special niece, Edna Marie; special great niece, Donigue.
A funeral service was July 16, 2021, at Spain Street COGIC, New Orleans, with Eld. Larry Thomas rendering the eulogy and officiating.
An additional funeral service was July 17, 2021, at West Holy Hill COGIC, Jayess, with Eld. Terry Bridges rendering the eulogy and officiating.
Pallbearers were Douglas Harness, Willie D. Harness, Isaac Williams III, Dalbert Smith, Willie E. Smith and Cory Smith.
Honorary pallbearers were William Powell Jr., Herbert C. Smith, Willie T. Smith, Herbert J. Smith, Joe E. Smith, Gregory Smith, Michael Smith and Reginal Smith.
Washington Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.