Spencer M Powell

March 4, 1957October 4, 2020
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Spencer M. Powell, 63, of Wilson passed away Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m., Friday, October 9, 2020, at Peace Church, Wilson, NC. Entombment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park, Wilson, NC.

The family will receive friends Friday, from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m., at the church located at 2838 Tilghman Rd. N, Wilson, NC.

Spencer worked as a contractor with FEDEX for 31 years. He was a member of St. Paul Church of Christ, Black Creek, NC, where he also served as Chairman of the Board of Deacons. Spencer loved restoring old classic cars, making something from nothing, grilling, traveling, and most of all, his family. He was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by his family and friends.

Surviving are his wife, H. Velverly Powell; three daughters, Kisha L. Powell of Charlotte, Shara S. Powell of Knightdale, and Saunya M. Powell of Raleigh; two grandchildren, Jayla L. Powell of Raleigh and Zaivier Powell Barnes of Charlotte; two sisters, Betty Jean Scott of Portsmouth, VA and Joyce Powell Williams of Tarboro; one brother, Vinston, Rudolph Powell of Woodbridge, VA; and his special “grand-dog”, Chowder. He was preceded in death by his parents, Atlas and Lendora Petway Powell.

Flowers are welcome and memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, 3219 Landmark St. #9A, Greenville, NC 27834 or online at

Funeral services are under the direction of Thomas-Yelverton Funeral Home, Wilson, NC. Online condolences may be sent by visiting


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Amy Ford

October 11, 2020

As soon as I saw the news article I prayed it wasn’t Mr Spencer. Our salon will miss his weekly visits and friendly face. He was always so kind, my love goes out to the family.

Mary and Jonah Williams

October 11, 2020

"Please know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Our sincerest condolences to you during this time.

Jarvis and Debbie Pettaway

October 10, 2020

To the lovely family of Spencer M. Powell. Jarvis and I were so sorry to hear of Spencer’s passing. Because of the Spirit of Christ that consumed his life and was evident each time I had an opportunity to interact with him, I know his legacy will live on through those that love him most. May God bless you (Vel, the girls, Joyce, Betty Jean, and Rudolph). Our prayers are forever with you. Love,
Jarvis and Minister Debbie Porter-Pettaway

Juanita Porter Suggs

October 10, 2020

Lee and I are sending our Heartfelt sympathy and prayers to the Family of Spencer M. Powell. We were so sorry to hear of Spencer passing. Always cherish the wonderful memories that you had with him. I hadn't seen Spencer in such a a long time, but I always remember him with that humble sweet spirit and smile when we were kids. Continue to look to the Lord for Strength to comfort you at this time. We Love you Family.
Rev. & Mrs. Lee Ernest and Juanita Porter Suggs, Roanoke, Virginia

Angela Smith Kent

October 9, 2020

The Powell Family, I know that Deacon Powell is resting safely in the sweet arms of Jesus. Heaven is still rejoicing at his welcoming. Not only was he glad to see Jesus but all of his other sisters and brothers that were waiting like my parents and others to numerous too name.

While there are no words that can ease all the pain that u bear, know there are some special people that care and love you and ur family.

I always called the girls my little sisters and I watched them grow up to become beautiful young women during there time at St. Paul Black Creek. I know the pain is great but it will get better as time goes on. U will never get over it.... God will give you strength to get through it every day of ur life.

I will never forget how loving and kind Deacon Powell was too my family during the death of my parents. He too was hurting like us and the twars were great but God. Deacon Powell would drop in to check on them while they were ailing and he would also slip something in our hands to help assist with my parents needs. He was our blessing!

He was the true example of a deacon and oh how he worked tirelessly for his church. He never mumbled, or grumbled, or got upset with anyone. He worked until the Sunday he heard his name called .....and he answered. He couldn't stay another day, to work, laugh, or play.....

He took the first flight out.!!

Family, he lived what he taught us. He will be sorely missed here on this earth by all those who cherished, and knew him but God loves him best.
One day our time will come and we will have to leave everything behind but if we keep working for Jesus , it will all be worth it, too hear the Lord say, well done, thou good and faithful servant, you have been faithful over a few things, and I will make u ruler over many.
Great is thou faithfulness.
Sleep in heavenly peace!

He loved, he lived and he laughed!

Your sister in Christ
Angela Smith Kent, minister of music

Debbie Lassiter

October 9, 2020

We are so sorry for your loss, Mr Powell was a great customer for many years.
He was always a pleasure to deal with, he was always kind. May he rest in peace and may God bring comfort to the family.
Employees of Green's Auto Salvage

Julia Barnes

October 9, 2020

My condolences goes out to your Family 🙏🏽
I remember when their childrens came through B.O.Barnes School and their Parents were always Super Parents.l was TA at Barnes school.
🙏🏽 For you and your Family 💐

Claudia Capps

October 9, 2020

Velverly, my heart goes out to you and the girls. Please know all of you will be in my prayers. May God keep you under his loving care and guide you each and every day!

Jean/Odell/Maurice Battle

October 8, 2020

To the nicest cousin and family I know. So very sorry of your loss of a wonderful young man. Always a hard worker and a gentleman. Look to the Hills from which your help cometh. Your strength will be renewed . Love you lots. God is good all the time. Will keep you in prayer as always.

Odell, Jean and Maurice Battle
Rome, Georgia

Carolyn Diane Whitehead Shaw

October 8, 2020

Our Deepest Sympathy to the Powell family. Sending Love to you Velverly and family. The Whitehead Family


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