OBITUARY

Mary J. Powell

July 16, 1950February 17, 2021

Mary Joyce Moore Hickman Powell, 70 years old of Soddy Daisy passed on to be with her heavenly father after a long battle with lung cancer, February 17th, 2021.

She was of Baptist faith. Joyce was a lifelong resident of Chattanooga area but as an Army wife traveled to Arizona for a few years. She is daughter of Charles Lee Moore and Susie Jane Moore Bidwell who precede her in death, as well as her sister Leathea Joyce Morgan Callahan, brother Joe Morgan, Jr, and step-sister Dorothy Garner.

Survivors are husband James Wilburn Powell of Soddy Daisy, TN; brother Charles and wife Lois Moore of Pisgah AL, sister Lois Moore Williamson Jones of Ooltewah, TN, brother n law Clifford and wife Lori Powell, Signal Mtn, TN, and Sister n Law Elizabeth Sheffield; Daughters Tina Marie Hickman Labbe of Chattanooga TN, Connie Lynn Hickman Bond of Apison, TN, and Sheila Renea Hickman Ashby and husband Tommy Ashby of Harrison, TN, step daughter Shannon Denise Powell Harvey and husband Brian; several nieces and nephews; 11 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren children.

Services to be held at 1 p.m. Monday February 22, at Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with Pastor Ronnie Dotson officiating. Interment will be in Hamilton County Memorial Park, 8900 Dallas Hollow Road, Soddy-Daisy, TN. Michael Labbe, Wesley Ashby, Levi Ashby, Shane Bond, Eli Bond, and Jeff McKinney as pallbearers.

The family will receive friends from 11 am to 1 pm Monday before the service at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Highway.

Please share your memories at: ChattanoogaValleyViewChapel.com

Services

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, February 22, 2021

  • Visitation

    Monday, February 22, 2021

Memories

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Brenda Duggan

February 22, 2021

Thank you Tina for bringing you Mom and sisters to visit us. It was so great to meet them. We had fun. I am so sorry for your loss. May God nestle all of you close in His arms to comfort you. Prayers and thought during this time.

Jerri Downey

February 22, 2021

Even in her death bed, she was cheerful and praising God. Praise Jesus she has went home. Her beautiful smile the last time I seen her, lit up my day. Thank you God for putting this beautiful soul in my life.

Connie Bond

February 21, 2021

Continued from the last memory I shared,,its very sad that my mom lost this fight with so much dignity an strength an she said many times,,I'm not ready 2 go yet,,there is more 4me 2do down here,,this situation rite here,,"" STORY ABOUT OUR BEAUTIFUL COUSIN STEPHANIE'S MOM,,AN AUNT LAURIE WAS A BEAUTY AS WELL BUT MOM AN AUNT LAURIE WERE GR8T BUDDIES AN STEPHANIE WAS visiting with mom an us an mentioned that it was her moms birthday 2day,,well moms so funny an Happy,,she started singing Happy Birthday 2 Aunt Laurie an pointing with that finger 2the sky while looking up 2 the sky an when she got 2 the end she goes,,an u will have.many more,,then said laurie I'm excited that I will get 2 see u again but not now an u gotta wait a lil while longer on me cause I'm not ready yet,,she made us all burst out laughing just as she did this time many many times over,,she luved her special drink sister Tina would make 4 her,,mango Tottie,,I dont know wat it was about that Tottie but she would get a drink an look at me an say,,connie did u drink my Tottie,,I said no mom,,I promise,,I didnt touch it,,just helped u with the cup mom,,well she wasnt having that wrong answer I gave her an she insisted that I refill her tottie,,I was always getting into something all the time so I'm guessing this stemmed from that,,but she has been a joy 2 help an we have a lil more memories 2 add 2 the rest,,I no if mom could have helped herself an kept from passing,,she would have,she truly wasnt ready 2 leave all of us behind,, I HOPE THIS LIL LADIES STORY HAS BROUGHT JOY 2 SOMEONE JUST ONE MORE TIME 4 HER,,I LUV OUR FAMILY SO MUCH AN ITS GONNA B ONE LONELY ROAD WITHOUT U HERE BUT REST MY PRECIOUS FIRE CRACKER MOM!! TILL I SEE U AGAIN

Connie Bond

February 21, 2021

Mom is a very inspiring soul 4 many people, situations that would occur n her life ,,I would sit back an watch her go an new that she had this one also just like the last situation,an without a doubt she shined past it,,another one down with a smile an lots of courage backing that,,she never let things happen 2 her 3 girls without getting things straight an getting n whoever's butt that kindly deserved it an its situations with school,,kids that pick on others 4 watever reason that day,,she would b stomping mad rite 2 that teacher or principal, Didn't really matter 2 her who she was up against,,she protecting her babies an I was proud N very much loving the luv she showed 4us an I said wow,,i wanna b just like that 4 my babies becouse it showed so much of her luv,,,it always made whoever she went up against back up an reevaluate
the situation an make this women happy so she stops screaming an echoing thru every glasssroom,,an this is truly the hardest loss that I have ever went thru n my life an well,, we will see how that goes!! Mom was always a Godly women an proud of it giving u advice that she thought u would need that day,,,it was so awesome sometimes that mom looked at me an by just looking at me,,she says,,wats wrong Connie,,I said nothing mom,,I'm ok!!! She said dont lie 2 me,,tell me wats wrong,,she always new just by looking at me an OMG,,a very big die hard Elvis fan,,so much that she got a dog an named him Charlie Elvis an that lil doggie is her sweet babe,,U can see the luv he has 4 her as well but with all this being said,,I'm so lost without her an I didnt wannA believe my sisters when they would say,,doesn't look good sis,,I just couldnt deal with that an said why sister,,is it that bad,,I'm not a nurse candidate,,bad back.,,bad knees,,bad neck,,bad hips so I'm just brushing all this info an shrugging most things away sayin she is just weak an will b getting stronger soon,,well she never did get stronger as I hoped that she would,,the big "C"!!

Philip Williamson

February 21, 2021

I remember Aunt Joyce as someone who enjoyed life, liked to laugh, and loved her family. I got to talk to her a few weeks before she passed, and she assured me then that everything was alright between her and God. For that I am thankful! I take comfort in knowing that Aunt Joyce’s last breath here was her first breath in heaven, and those who know Christ have the hope and promise of sitting at our Father’s table with her one of these days! I love you Aunt Joyce...I will see you again! Enjoy your new eternal home where pain and sorrow can never enter!

Philip Williamson

Connie Bond

February 21, 2021

Mom has always luved animals an Life,,an every person that she ran into or crossed path with!! She never 4got a face either!! Luv u so much mom,,my life has already changed dramatically since u been gone,,one day at a time!!

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