Nellie Powell Wright

December 10, 1921November 30, 2018

Nellie Powell Wright, 96, of Martinsville, VA., went home to be with the Lord on Friday, November 30, 2018 at her home. She was born to the late Virgil E. Powell and Cloter Martin Powell. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 43 years, Lea S. Wright; a grandson, Jacob Smith and great grandson Peyton Helms; brothers, Morris Judd Powell and Thomas O. Powell. She is survived by one son, Reverend L. Stanley Wright, Jr.; one daughter, Rita Wright Shelton (Chris); One granddaughter, Audrey Smith Helms (Jason); two great-granddaughters, Bella and Gabby; two sisters, Marie P. Pack (Elwood) and Stella P. Hankins (Johnnie); one brother, Virgil Lloyd Powell (Joanne) and many special nieces and nephews. She was a faithful member of Wesley Memorial United Methodist Church and taught the Lister Thore Sunday School Class for many years. A graveside service will be held at Roselawn Burial Park at 11:00 a.m. on Monday December 3rd with Reverend Tim Gearheart officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the graveside. The family gives special thanks to the Carilion Clinic for the care of their mother.


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Randy ( & Imogene Loman

December 8, 2018

Stanley and Rita,
I was looking at memorials on line with my mother and discovered the passing of your mother. Both of your parents were highly respected with wonderful memories from WUMC. I know you will miss her dearly. May God bless you with His abiding love, peace, comfort and Joy of wonderful memories.
Regards, Randy and Imogene Loman
3006 Tremont Drive, Indian Trail, NC 28079

Richard and Carolyn Slye

December 4, 2018

Our condolences to you Stan and your family on the loss of your Mom. She was an exceptional woman with a strong spirit and loving attitude. We will always remember her visits to Hampton and sitting up front in church and greeting all with enthusiasm. We know you will miss her but will cherish her love for you and others.
Bless you and our prayers are with you.

Love, Carolyn and Richard Slye

Jo Anne Powell

December 1, 2018

I will miss you dearly. I am so proud to call you my sister in law. You are the most unique lady I Have ever known.
I will always remember our lengthy conversations and your words of wisdom. In my heart forever .❤❤❤