Alice Minta Powell

July 4, 1929January 1, 2020

Alice Minta (nee Strong) Powell died peacefully in her home surrounded by her children on January 1, 2020 at the age of 90. Alice was born in 1929 in Miami, Florida to Charles Dewitt and Alice Minta Gow Strong. She married Eugene Clayton Powell in 1946 in Georgia. They were married 58 years until Gene’s death in 2005.

Alice is mother to ten children: Wayne (deceased), Robert, Larry, Joan Jobin, Sue Powell, Gene, Carol Hernandez, Alice D’Andrea, Steve, Helen Tomlin. There are 75 grand and great grand children.

Alice earned her nursing degree in 1972 serving until 1992. She was a strong pro-life proponent founding the Winter Haven Crisis Pregnancy Center in 1989 serving as the Executive Director for 16 years. She became a member of the Secular Franciscan Order in 2002. Alice was an active member of St. Joseph Parish as a choir member and cantor.

Donations in memory of Alice Powell may be made to Life Choice Pregnancy Center, P.O. Box 2336, Winter Haven, FL 33883 or on line at

Visitation: Ott- Laughlin Funeral Home, Winter Haven, Sunday January 5, 2-4 PM. Memorial Service: St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Winter Haven, Monday, January 6, 11 AM followed by interment at the Glen Abbey Memorial Gardens Auburndale.


  • Visitation Sunday, January 5, 2020
  • Funeral Mass Monday, January 6, 2020
  • Graveside Service Monday, January 6, 2020


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Joanie Austin

January 4, 2020

She was a beautiful person, a true role model. She will always be in my heart as long as I live. All My Love Forever

Alice and Mark D'Andrea

January 4, 2020

Truly one of the greatest generation!

First - Raised 10 great kids, trained as a nurse while raising those kids.

Second - A strong woman of strong faith and conviction. Advocated for all those who needed help - including the most innocent - babies. She gave her time, support and treasure. With barely $50 to start, established the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Winter Haven.

Third - She studied for and was accepted into the Secular Franciscan Order. Her faith was endless and infectious.

Three things for which she was most proud.

Her heart was was huge, patience endless and love for her family boundless.

A life well lived!