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Norene Williamson Powell

Mrs. Norene Williamson Powell, age 72, entered into rest on Monday January 18, 2021.

She is survived by her beloved husband, Jimmie Powell; sons, Brian (Maureen) Powell, Josh Powell; grandchild, Kayson Powell; sisters, Betty (Johnny) Johnson, Ann (Vernon) Carter; and brother, Leonard Williamson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Varney and Ola Williamson.

Mrs. Powell worked for many years at Savannah River Site and was a member of Bath First Baptist Church. She will be missed by all whose lives she impacted.

A private family memorial service will be held on Wednesday January 27, 2021 in the chapel of Napier Funeral Home at 11am with Pastor Herb Sons officiating.

Due to the extraordinary circumstances surrounding the current pandemic, masks will be encouraged for the service. 

Napier Funeral Home, Inc. 315 Main St. Graniteville, SC 29829, has been entrusted with these arrangements. To send an expression of sympathy, you may visit the guestbook at www.napierfuneralhomeinc.com

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She was my great aunt and she was one of the sweetest people I've ever met.

Cj Campbell May 7 2022 3:39 PM

I worked with Norene Powell at the Savannah River Site until I took early retirement and moved to Flintstone, GA. She had a great family. Norene was a great person and will be truly missed.

Sharon G. Lybrand Jan 27 2021 12:00 AM

Our thoughts & prayers are with Jimmie, Brian and Josh during the loss of Norene. She was such a lovely person. May Gods love and your faith comfort you all. Russell & Brenda Rosier

Brenda Rosier Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

We were shocked and saddened by Norene's sudden death. Our sincere condolences are extended
to Norene Powell's extended family. The Stack family has fond memories of our daughter Maureen
and Brian's wedding celebration and are committed to helping Brian and Josh navigate through
this difficult time.

Robert and MaryEthel Stack Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

Just a few weeks ago I posted that my sweet Mother (Ellen Bush) had passed away and Norene commented on that posting - not knowing that they'd be together in heaven only a short time later. Norene was such a sweet, special lady with a dry sense of humor! Loved her so much. Love and prayers to Jimmie, Josh and Brian. She loved you all dearly.

Roxie Bush Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

I'm sending my prayers & condolences to all Norene's family and her sister Betty & Johnny. I got to know Norene well when we worked together at SRS. She worked hard as some work we did, we did together. It was a pleasure to see her every day at work. I'm so glad our paths crossed.

Alline Ferguson Jan 26 2021 12:00 AM

Jimmy and family and Betty: Norene was such a sweet, special person who could make you feel better just with her smile. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and as well as a dear friend. She will be greatly missed. She has entered the gates of Heaven too soon for us but I know not too soon for her. Wanda Smith

Wanda Smith Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM

Norene was an extraordinary lady. She saw others as they wanted to be seen and could see Jesus in everyone. She took on the raising of her grandson and his brother even while caring for her own husband. She always had a smile on her face. I will miss her greatly. May God grant this family peace and strength. I will be praying for them. It was a pleasure to have known her and worked with her in the raising of these boys. In her honor I will continue to work with her sons, Josh and Brian to assist them in any way possible with Jimmie and those boys. She truly was a woman of God. Living as an example of Jesus. I know she in a better place. She will be missed here on earth. -Michelle Beauchaine-Bussey, Milton Bussey, Kory Hall Jr.

Michelle Beauchaine-Bussey Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM

Michelle Beauchaine-Bussey Jan 25 2021 12:00 AM

Norene and I were class mates. She was always such a sweet person. I don't believe I ever heard her say anything bad about anyone. I know Heaven is a little brighter with that sweet smile of hers. Prayers for her family during this difficult time. Rest assured you will see her again one day when we all get to Heaven.

Pam Davis Frye Jan 24 2021 12:00 AM

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