Odessa Funeral Home


Miriam Le Beth Powell

February 23, 1932December 23, 2020

Miriam Powell, 88, was called to her heavenly home on December 23, 2020. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, aunt, and friend. Miriam was born February 23, 1932 to parents James and Nettie Warrick in Garvin, Ok and was the youngest of 13 children born to them.

Miriam graduated from high school in Valliant, OK and moved to Odessa in 1954. She married Miles Powell February 22, 1955. She spent most of her adult life doing what she was passionate about, singing in church and teaching Sunday school. She was a dedicated employee at Region 18 Education Service Center for 22 years where she retired from. Her smile and positive demeanor meant that she always made new friends wherever she was.

Miriam was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Miles, her sons Jimmie, Bill, and Bob, nine brothers, and three sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Cherryna and Janie, thirteen grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, and numerous cousins, nephews, and nieces. Viewing will be held at Odessa Funeral Home Monday, January 4 from 6-8 pm and services will be held at Sunset Heights Baptist Church on Tuesday, January 5 at 10 am.

Family is requesting in lieu of flowers, donations be made to Sojourner Ministries through Sunset Heights Baptist Church or at the following website:


  • Visitation

    Monday, January 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021


Miriam Le Beth Powell

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Dub Byford

January 6, 2021

MeMaw was one of a kind. Although it’s been awhile since we talked I can still remember the days we spent with you. You never met a stranger. If someone needed help being family or friend you were always there. And your date nut loaf was like no other. You had the patent on it. I’ll always remember you in my heart. RIP MEMAW

Steven Inman

January 5, 2021

Fond memories of playing cards and dominoes around the kitchen table. She loved her dice games as well. She was a very generous person and I'll always remember her smile. She'll be remembered greatly for teaching us, it's "OK" to lose, as she was a pretty great player of games, and usually took leads in what ever we were playing.
She will surely be missed by many, but will be home with her Lord, husband, and family. Rest in peace.

Rachael Byford

December 31, 2020

My MeMaw will be dearly missed. I will always remember mine and my brother's weekend sleepovers, Saturdays were our trips to 7-11, then church on Sunday and always the best roast afterwards!!! Only way to get me into a dress was if she made it for me. Don't forget the pull out sofa,thick comforter,and hot jello for those not feeling good days. You will always be in my heart. I love you MeMaw!!!

Jeannie Shaffer

December 31, 2020


There has never been a time when you have not been in my thoughts. I will forever have the loving memories from my childhood and the ones from my adulthood. You will forever be loved and missed.