OBITUARY

Ann Dickerson Powell

19 December, 196111 July, 2021
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Ann, Dickerson Powell, 59, of Chesterfield, passed away on Sunday, July 11, 2021. She is survived by son, Connor Powell, son Taylor Powell, daughter-in-law Emily Powell, grandsons Emmett and Theodore Powell, mother Rachel Dickerson, and father Francis Dickerson.

Although her life was all too short, Ann lived a fulfilled life as a mother, grandmother, and a successful small-business owner. With a spunky personality that would never back down from a challenge, Ann never met a stranger and was always willing to engage in any capacity with her local community. She had a passion for gift baskets, which she built a career on and provided smiles to countless individuals across Richmond, Virginia, and the United States. She received distinguished honors both locally and nationally for her creativity and business excellence as she furthered her company, Taylor Made For You. Outside of her professional career she was likely found enjoying time with her sons at either JMU or Virginia Tech football games, particularly supporting her sons who were apart of the marching bands at their respective schools. Bike riding was another passion for Ann and she was always down for going on a ride whenever capable. The last and perhaps the most important desire of Ann was to be floating on the river. She would float for hours on end with only a secret signal to identify the need for a beverage and continue enjoying the tide. She will be dearly missed by everyone and remembered for her beautiful smile, friendly spirit, attitude of giving, and absolute fighting spirit.

The family will receive friends Friday, July 16, 2021 at 1:00 - 3:00 pm and 6:00 - 800 pm at the Huguenot Chapel of Woody Funeral Home 1020 Huguenot Road, Midlothian, VA.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be donated to the Greater Richmond Area American Heart Association, https://www.heart.org/en/affiliates/virginia/greater-richmond, to promote stroke support for families and research.

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    Friday, 16 July , 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, 16 July , 2021

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Kay Bellamy Whitney

24 July 2021

Dear Rachel, Duke Dickerson and family,
I was visiting Mom, Betty Bellamy, in Memory Care at Brandermill Woods, and always read the Branch's Newsletter, where I read of Ann's passing. Mom and I reminisced about your family, Ann and how rich our lives were as friends and fellow worshipers at Branch's. Our hearts and prayers are with you all.
Sincerely,
Kay Whitney

Tami Marshall

16 July 2021

To ALL the Family,

I was truly sadden to hear of Ann's early passing. Even though we have not stayed in tight communication over the years we would run into each other here and there and it was as if we had not missed a day. She made life memorable.

One of my fondest memories was Ann starting her own business named after her son, Taylor. Ann allowed me to bring my homemade lollipops to Taylor Made For You for her to sell. What a blessing that was to me and she taught me so kindly what I needed to do to be able to even think about selling to the public.

I know Ann will be missed especially by her family. May you feel comfort in knowing she is walking, no probably running, the streets of gold sharing a BIG SMILE with all.

Love and Prayers, Tami Marshall (MBK)

richard conley

16 July 2021

I knew Ann all my life, since we were small children at Church. The world has been made better with Ann and her whole family in fact. Bless the family and friends for this loss right now, but rejoice in the wonderment of Ann's life that she shared with all of us without hesitation. This was a life well lived, albeit too short - but well lived indeed.

Del Hamlett

16 July 2021

Wade,
Know you and your family are going to miss Ann. So Sorry for your loss.
Del Hamlett & Wanda Garrett Hamlett

Wanda Garrett

16 July 2021

Ann had an unusual life that knew only one thing...Love
She loved her mom and dad and her big brother Wade
She loved her sons and grandsons more than life itself...

Using Taylor's name as her slogan and her vivid imagination
Ann and her mom created gift baskets for many generations.
From babies born to job success and even graduations
Everyone was overjoyed to receive her lovely creations.

If you look into the distance on the Rappahannock River
On a narrow sandy road there's a bike without a rider
Her bright red sweater lies across the handle bars
As she walks into the dawn with an angel close beside her
And when you hear the soft peal of a bell from afar..
It's the loving things about her you'll remember.

Annie Pearl-Gran Ann-We'll miss you so much
We'll miss your laughter-your smile-your loving touch.
But we know that your with Jesus now..living life anew
So when we hear a bell peal we'll always think of you...

God Bless you all, Wanda Garrett

Frankie Adams

15 July 2021

Mr. and Mrs. Dickerson, Wayne, and Wade. I am so sorry to hear about Ann.

Marie Ford

15 July 2021

Duke, Racheal, Taylor, Conner
So sorry to hear of Ann's passing. I had the wonderful opportunity to work for Ann, attend conventions, design award winning baskets for Taylor Made For You. It was a joy to work with Ann, Racheal, and Duke. May God bless you with peace and comfort knowing Ann has found peace.

Patti Eubank

14 July 2021

Taylor, Connor & family,

My heart has been heavy all week, after learning of your Mom's sudden passing. I have so many fond memories of times that we spent together in Florida & Virginia, gift basket conventions, wine tastings, football banter. Your Mom inspired me in so many ways, she was loved and will be missed by many! She was so very proud of you all and adored her grand babies. I pray that your best memories of her will always be in the forefront of your thoughts and will help carry you through this difficult time.
Much love and prayers for you all,

Patti Eubank

Jane Necaise

14 July 2021

Dear Rachel, Duke, Taylor and Emily, Conner, you are all in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn Ann’s passing. There are no words that can make this easier for any of you. May you remember the good times of fun with Ann. She loved all of you and those grandsons more than you know.

Jane Necaise

Gregory Kontopanos

14 July 2021

Rachel, Duke and family, I was so sorry to hear of Ann's illness and then passing. I have many fond memories of her during our days in school together from Falling Creek Junior High through Meadowbrook High School. Ann was always so full of life and personality and ever ready and willing to help with any project or activity we had going on. I was always pleased to share her beautiful gift baskets with folks and proudly followed her success professionally. Please accept my deepest condolences for your families loss. You all have been and will continue to be in my prayers and "may God's peace that surpasses all understanding" comfort you.

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