Baldwin Fairchild Funeral Home

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Margaret M. Powell

May 8, 1934June 11, 2020

Margaret Melinda Powell, 86, of Apopka, Florida passed away on June 11, 2020. She was born on May 8, 1934 in Cerro Gordo, North Carolina to the late James Monroe and Martha Jane (Blackwell) Powell. Margaret, who was affectionately called "Mom" by all who knew her was the Founder and Executive Director of The Lighthouse Mission of Orlando for 38 years. She was a member of the 1st International Gospel Assembly. Mom was a bird and dog lover! She is survived by her children, Gloria Jean (Wilson) Hoffpauir, Jimmy Wayne Mercer, Johnny Devon (Tammy) Mercer; brother, Mitchell (Patty) Powell; twelve grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. The family are planning a private service.


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Brianna Bermudez

June 17, 2020

I’m forever grateful for you . Love always Brianna

Robert Matyas

June 17, 2020

Margaret would be so warm and wonderful to my Family and I when we would visit from Wisconsin to see our son Jim. She made Lu Ann and I feel at home, and always welcomed us to attend the Wonderful Church services which we did. She made us feel like Family and we will always be grateful to her for all her kindness.
Our deepest Condolences and Prayers, to Margaret's Family for her loss. She always proudly showed us the many pictures and shared warm stories about her Children, Grandchildren, Great Grandchildren, and Great Great Grandchildren.

Annette Kiel

June 16, 2020

Margaret had a special way of making our family feel so welcome when we would visit from Wisconsin. She went so far as to open her home so we could stay closer to our son, James after his accident. We enjoyed Sunday services and all the fellowship she lead; even though she had a special spot she preferred to sit in the back . She breathed joy, love, friendship, and the living word of God. We knew she had a deep affection for her animals, be they furry or winged. Her light and memory will remain with us. May God's peace be with you during this difficult time.

Dave, Annette and Jared Kiel, and
James (Jim) Matyas

Kym Morris

June 16, 2020

You are so missed grandma. I am so blessed that I got to meet you and be loved by you these past 3 yrs. I promised you months ago while Joshua was in the hospital that I would continue to love and take care of him and we talked about Josh and I getting married and you said it would make you proud to marry us. I just want you to know that we are still planning on getting married and I will forever take care of this faithful loving man you have raised. You have been a selfless nurturing angel to so many people and all who have ever been in your presence have felt that love and guidance. You have devoted your life to helping others and teaching them the word of God and for that you will be so missed and loved. I only hope to be half the woman you are and will strive to be that everyday right by Joshua's side. The day before you went to the hospital Joshua and I were with you laughing and joking and that is how we will always remember you. Thank you for all you support and love you have given me and I promise I will continue to make you proud. I love you and I am sad but so relieved that we have you to watch over us all. God Bless and until we meet again we shall think and speak to you everyday!!

Josephine Fleming

June 16, 2020

Oh my friend❣️ What a life it has been knowing you; praying, traveling, working and serving our Lord Jesus together!
I never, ever, thought of you that memories didn't come flooding back, of all the miracles that Jesus let us experience.
You surely did run a good race Sis! Love you, see you soon ❣️

Melanie and Odivaldo Moreno

June 15, 2020

Words can't begin to express our love for "Mom". She blessed our family with so much love, encouragement and hope. Mom always had a welcoming smile and hug to give. She was used by God as a miracle worker, providing homes, food, care , joy and Jesus love to all that were in her life. My parents, kids and even grandkids shared 28 years of memories together. Mom was such a humble servant of the Lord and radiated His Love. Our lives are so much fuller because of her. I am so thankful that we truly saw pure love by her example. I hope and pray that I can be molded and shaped into a woman of God like she was. One of our son's said. She will have a big crown of jewels in Heaven. She gave and gave and gave here on on Earth. Our love and prayers to all of you at Light House Mission. Moreno Family

Andrea Duncan

June 15, 2020

Margaret (Mom) A woman of wisdom and strength, preached and loved with the kindness and the hands and feet of Jesus Christ Our Savior and Lord. We thank you (Mom) and will deeply miss you. We carry a special place in our hearts, of your love, and teaching us to be children of God. We love and thank you from our hearts . Proverbs: 31:10

David and Sharon Patterson

June 13, 2020

This wonderful woman of God gave everything of herself to those she met. Everyone that knew her knew her as Mom. She was such as blessing to me when I showed up at the Mission and made such a great impression on my wife that we both agreed that she should reside over our wedding. Mom you will be forever missed and loved. Our condolences go out to all the Powell family and friends. Love always David and Sharon.