July 5, 1940 – July 24, 2020
In loving memory of Judith Gail Powell, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, and friend who died peacefully at her home on July 24, 2020. She is survived by her son, Boone Powell, daughter, Terry Easterling, her six grandchildren, Thatcher, Grayson, Eric, Amanda, Kyle, and Cody, her brother, Luke Barber, her nieces Rachel McWhorter and Kelly Mellor, her nephews, Richard Rice, Randy Rice, and Paul Mellor and numerous friends and colleagues.
After graduating from Adamson High School and attending McMurray College for Women, Judith spent her early career in the hospitality business before becoming the manger at the Aids Services of Dallas (ASD.) She dedicated much of her life to helping people with AIDS. Judith also worked at the Cathedral of Hope supervising kitchen services. She loved doing crafts including making feather hat bands which she sold at the Round Up Country Bar on Cedar Springs.
Judith was known for her sharp sense of humor and story telling capability, which were enjoyed by all who knew her. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.
Many thanks to her caregivers and neighbors who loved and supported her during her illness. In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the American Cancer Association or Aids Services of Dallas.
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
August 3, 2020
In memory of our dear Judith with love.
August 3, 2020
From Judith's kind neighbors, the Conde family.
August 1, 2020
I have many memories of my dear friend Judith. One I will forever cherish will be the 80th birthday. I took her a cake and balloons and a small gift.. She was so happy..
July 31, 2020
One week ago today my Aunt- Judith Powell passed away. Judith was like a mother to me and from as far back as I can remember we shared a close bond.
When I was young I spent a lot of time at her house hanging out with my cousin. She made a great breakfast and was the first person I ever saw make homemade spaghetti sauce in a crockpot. She liked Norma’s Café and Whataburger.
For a short time she drove a van for Steamex Carper Cleaners- I rode her route with her a few times and thought it was the coolest thing ever to go from store to store replacing machines and stocking the shelves.
For many years she worked at Aids Services of Dallas (ASD)- a career dedicated to individuals and families impacted by Aids. She left a legacy there with all people she cared for- and changed lives.
In my twenties when I struggled with who I was and the world accepting me- Judith told me I was beautiful, amazing and stronger than I knew, the world was a better place because of me. When Stacy and I started our family, Judith’s love for
our children and our family was deep and never ending. Her back yard in Oak Cliff became the kids discovery zone for playing with rocks, buckets of rain water, sand and tree branches. She converted the front room of her house to “The Craft Room”
complete with desk, chairs and a small locker stocked full of glue, stickers, glitter, paper and scissors. She made it a special place for them and I know they will always remember.
The last few years for Judith were very difficult with her health, she had an amazing community of people in Oak Cliff that would support and care for her in these difficult times. I appreciate each of them more than I could express in words.
July 5th was Judith’s 80th birthday- that was a milestone she wanted to make sure she achieved- and she did.
Goodbye my Aunt Judith…..you were beautiful, amazing and stronger than you ever knew….my world was a better place because of you. Kelly