Maxine H. Powell

May 28, 1934August 6, 2018
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Heaven gained an Angel when Maxine H. Powell, 84, of Beaumont, Texas passed away on Monday, August 6, 2018 in Beaumont. Maxine was born May 28, 1934 in Homer, Texas to Mark and Jennie Harbuck.

Maxine was a lifelong church choir singer. She loved cooking and talking on the phone catching up with her family and friends. Maxine also wrote several beautiful and inspiring poems.

Maxine was preceded in death by her husband, George Powell; sisters, Anna Sheffield, and Billie Walker; and brother, Delton Harbuck.

Survivors include sons, Mitchell Powell of Beaumont, and Tim Powell of Dallas; daughters, Melanie Nash of Lumberton, and Tammy Price of Beaumont; sisters, Jeanette Gilbert of Lufkin, Margie Burris of Port Acres, and Nancy Sandrock of Beaumont; grandchildren, Toby Nash, Chad Powell, Blair Balsamo, Tabitha Herrera, Jon Doyle Price, Ally Lightle, and Jordan Powell; and great grandchildren, Abigail Balsamo, Kaitlyn Nash, Hudson Powell, Avery Powell, and Annslee Herrera.

The family will receive friends at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 8, from 5:00 until 7:00 pm. A Celebration of Maxine's Life will be held at Forest Lawn Funeral Home on Thursday, August 9, at 10:00 am, with Rev. Richard Vaughan officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

The family would like to give special thanks to Heart of Texas Hospice and Oakridge Assisted Living for their outstanding care of Maxine.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Powell family.


  • Mark Harbuck, Father
  • Jennie Harbuck, Mother
  • George Powell, Husband
  • Mitchell Powell, Son
  • Tim Powell, Son
  • Melanie Nash, Daughter
  • Tammy Price, Daughter
  • Jeanette Gilbert, Sister
  • Margie Burris, Sister
  • Nancy Sandrock, Sister
  • Toby Nash, Grandson
  • Chad Powell, Grandson
  • Blair Balsamo, Granddaughter
  • Tabatha Herrera, Granddaughter
  • Jon Doyle Price, Grandson
  • Ally Lightle, Granddaughter
  • Jordan Powell, Grandson
  • Abigail Balsamo, Great Granddaughter
  • Kaitlyn Nash, Great Granddaughter
  • Hudson Powell, Great Grandson
  • Avery Powell, Great Granddaughter
  • Annslee Herrera, Great Granddaughter

  • Toby Nash, Pallbearer
  • Chad Powell, Pallbearer
  • Pat Powell, Pallbearer
  • Jon Doyle Price, Pallbearer
  • Jeremy Balsamo, Pallbearer
  • Antonio Herrera, Pallbearer


  • Receiving of Friends Wednesday, August 8, 2018
  • A Celebration of Maxine's Life Thursday, August 9, 2018

Maxine H. Powell

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Debi Ryherd Faries

August 7, 2018

I always loved how kimd she and Mr Powell were to me when I would visit their home as a child to play with Tim! I have many many fond memories in that house playing and having popsicles! I’m so sorry for your family’s loss!

Elaine Hamilton

August 7, 2018

What a dear friend for many, many years Maxine & George and their family were. We have great memories of going to church together and how beautiful Maxine's voice was as she sang for the glory of God. Jr. and George worked together at Santa Fe Railroad and worked on projects together while Maxine and I visited. She will be missed but her memory and love of her family and God will last forever.

Elaine & Jr Hamilton and Family (Candy & Cindy)

Susan Hensley Collins

August 7, 2018

Melanie and Family - I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will always remember what a sweet lady your mom was. I will hold your family close in my thoughts and prayers as you go through these very difficult days.

Lindsey Powell

August 6, 2018