OBITUARIES

Pastor James B. Powell

Passed 03/16/2024

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Obituary For Pastor James B. Powell

Pastor James Breland Powell, 79, of New Hebron, Mississippi passed away on Saturday, March 16, 2024 at his residence.

Pastor Powell is the son of the late Curry Powell and the late Rita Walker. He was founder, member and Pastor of Powell’s Ministry Church of God in Christ, New Hebron, Mississippi.

He was a retiree of Jefferson Davis County Beat 5. He loved music, traveling, preaching the gospel and spending time with family and friends.

Funeral services are scheduled for Saturday, March 23, 2024 at Greater Sweet Beulah Church of God in Christ, Prentiss, Mississippi at 11am. Interment will be at Powell’s Ministry Cemetery, New Hebron, Mississippi.

He is survived by: children, Marq Powell of Jackson, MS; Barbara Daggins of Brookhaven, MS; Adrian Weathersby and Vernon Dampier both of Prentiss, MS; Terrance Blackwell of Gulfport, MS; Katina Blackwell and Cindy Blackwell both of Magee, MS; siblings, John Henry Walker of Magee, MS; Mattie J. Walker of New Hebron, MS; grandchildren: 13; great-grandchildren: 14.

Visitation will be Friday, March 22, 2024 at Johnson Funeral Home, 1-6pm; Family hour: 6-8pm. Visitation at the church, Saturday, 10-11am.

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  • 03/21/2024

    It broke my heart to hear that Pastor Powell had transition first time i met him was through my husband the late Minister Edgar Oatis he loved God i know this it was honor to even play the keyboard for one of the revival im praying for Pastor Marq Powell and family may God give you strength From Pastor Vanessa Oatis

  • 03/19/2024

    Pops you will be truly missed!!! I’m SO glad that I got to enjoy your company and smile just a few days ago. The conversation we shared will stay with me forever. Your words of encouragement were humbly received,and I will do just as you asked me to do. You were always like a father figure to me, and I will always love you and thank God for the mark you made on many.. job well done,take your rest.❤️❤️❤️ Glenda Chapman

  • 03/19/2024

    2 Timothy 4:6-7 For I am now ready to be offered, and the time of my departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Praying for the Powell family🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾 Vernell Magee and Family

  • 03/19/2024

    Pastor you will be dearly missed love always from me and my crew

  • 03/19/2024

    You will be greatly missed smh, I hate now I never told you the name you were looking for from me each time we talked lol. Definitely going to be difficult without you asking me tho. Rest easy. Prayers lifted

  • 03/19/2024

    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.

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