Leak Memory Chapel

945 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL


Annie Jo Baldwin Powell

November 11, 1940July 31, 2020
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Annie Jo Baldwin Powell, age 79, of Montgomery, Alabama passed away on Friday, July 31, 2020. Annie was born November 11, 1940 in Montgomery, Alabama to Ila Hughes Baldwin and Ray Rushton Baldwin Sr.

Jo is survived by son Wesley Curry Powell Jr. (Linda); and daughter Ila Mae Knox (Mark); sister Faye Armstrong, brothers Marvin Baldwin (Judy) and Robert Baldwin (Helen); grandchildren Melissa Marie Melvin (Josh), Aaron Lee Knox; great grandchildren Jacob Melvin and Savannah Knox.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wesley C. Powell Sr.; father Ray Rushton Baldwin Sr. and mother Ila Hughes Baldwin; brothers Ray Rushton Baldwin Jr.; Charles Edward Baldwin; Elmer Gilbert Baldwin Sr. and Jack Willis Baldwin; nephew Hennon Ray Baldwin, and great niece Hannah Grace Summerlin. Ms. Powell leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

Known as a hard worker, Jo could do most anything she set her mind to. When out shopping she would often say, "Oh, I can make that..." She worked for years as a meat packer but also loved to bake. Her family members were quick to speak up about her carrot cake and lemon meringue pie. Jo whipped up her own recipes featuring her "swamp salad."

A visitation for Jo will be held Tuesday, August 4, 2020 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM at Leak Memory Chapel, followed by a funeral service at 1:00 PM. Services for Ms. Powell will end at Montgomery Memorial Cemetery, 3001 Simmons Drive, Montgomery, Alabama 36108-3928.

Serving as pallbearers are Shannon Summerlin, Matt Parker, Emily Summerlin, Matthew Parker, Donnie Hammonds and Mason Hester. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.Leak-MC.com for the Powell family.


  • Wesley Curry Powell Jr. (Linda), Son
  • Ila Mae Knox (Mark), Daughter
  • Faye Armstrong, Sister
  • Marvin Baldwin (Judy), Brother
  • Robert Baldwin (Helen), Brother
  • Melissa Marie Melvin (Josh), Grandchild
  • Aaron Lee Knox, Grandchild
  • Jacob Melvin, Great Grandchild
  • Savannah Knox, Great Grandchild
  • Wesley C. Powell Sr., Husband (deceased)
  • Ray Rushton Baldwin Sr., Father (deceased)
  • Ila Hughes Baldwin, Mother (deceased)
  • Ray Rushton Baldwin Jr., Brother (deceased)
  • Charles Edward Baldwin, Brother (deceased)
  • Elmer Gilbert Baldwin Sr., Brother (deceased)
  • Jack Willis Baldwin, Brother (deceased)
  • Hennon Ray Baldwin, Nephew (deceased)
  • Hannah Grace Summerlin, Great Niece (deceased)
  • Ms. Powell leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews to cherish her memory.

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  • Shannon Summerlin, Active Pallbearer
  • Matt Parker, Active Pallbearer
  • Emily Summerlin, Active Pallbearer
  • Matthew Parker, Active Pallbearer
  • Donnie Hammonds, Active Pallbearer
  • Mason Hester, Active Pallbearer


  • Family and Friends Visitation

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, August 4, 2020


Annie Jo Baldwin Powell

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Robin Fuller

August 4, 2020

I came to see you one last time today and you were just as beautiful as ever! Your clothes, hair, nails and make-up was on point just like you liked it. I know you already know this but Curry, Aunt Faye and Malinda did great picking everything out for you and was happy to do so because they loved you so much. Your flowers that was sent for you was just as beautiful as you! You might say everything was just perfect and the three of them did it all by themselves. Well Linda probably helped as well because she loved you and was always willing to care for you along with Faye and Curry.
I will cherish all the memories I shared with you and all the story telling that was done and not to mention all the laughs we had about your days at Lorenz! You know what I’m talking about! 😂 Anyways I love you Aunt Jo and I can’t wait till the day I can see you again and we all walk the streets of gold together and talk about all that has happened since you left. I know you have probably been shaking your head as you look down upon us but we will talk about that later! 😘 Give daddy, maw maw and the rest a great big hug and a kiss from us! Keep a watch over us as you fly above! Rest In Peace! 😇 ❤️😇

Shannon Summerlin

August 4, 2020

Aunt Jo, we had a lot of fun together. I'm know you're in no more pain and you're in heaven.
I love you ❣️

Malinda Summerlin

August 4, 2020

Aunt Jo, you were more than my aunt, you were a second Mom to me. I remember when I was in junior high school, you helped me get Mama a ring and then we wrapped it up in different size boxes for her to unwrap Christmas. We had a great time doing that together.
You always wanted to help people, if you could. You had the biggest and most generous heart I know.
I love you and I'm going to miss you.
Your Niece/daughter,

Faye Armstrong

August 4, 2020

Jo I have so much to say,God knows my Heart he will let you know, Jo we had so many good times together and sad, Jo we was always there for each other, Jo you will always b in my Heart and mind everyday,I will truly miss you,

Jo Love you always,
Your sister Faye. ❤

Kermit Free

August 3, 2020

The first time I met Jo I was told I would have to get to know her to talk to her . I met her a Birthday party . I introduced myself and we became friends instantly and have remained friends throughout the years. I have lost a dear friend. Kermit Free
I thought Jo was one of sweetest ladies I have ever known. She is now one of God's sweetest angels. Debbie Free

Curry Powell

August 2, 2020

Love you always mama. Mae i want to put a lot here but to respect my mother i will not mama you are in no more pain and you are in heaven you will always be in my heart not a day will go by i will not think of you live you always your son curry

Mary,Jaylen,Paul,Edwin Baldwin

August 2, 2020

You will forever be in our hearts here on earth. The momeries we shared will forever be in our heart for each memory was the greatest gift of all from God. We love always and forever more spread your wings and fly high Aunt Jo

Mary Ila
And her 3 grandsons

Charlotte Rushing Roberts

August 2, 2020

In my growing-up years I met Annie Jo at church. She was friendly and encouraging. I know you will all be sad about her death. Saying a prayer for the family.

Mae Knox

August 1, 2020

This is your daughter Mae,.Mom your my mother died will not change that.You have a Son in love Mark that love you and to geandskids Aaron Knox and Melissa Loredo that you called your Rat!! Fron the day she saw tou.Life and died is no fun with everything inmy I pray I will see you again.I know I preached enough at you,You know mom I tried so hard but my body and mind wouldn't let me.God know thr truth of the matter.I love you knoe and until the end of my life.Your always be mom .


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