Elaine Jones Powell

Published 8:56 am Thursday, May 24, 2012

RALEIGH – Mrs. Elaine Jones Powell died peacefully on May 23, 2012 at the William M. Dunlap Center for Caring in Raleigh, N.C.

She was born on April 27, 1923 to Wesley B. Jones and Helen Bryant Jones in Roxobel.  She was preceded in death by her parents, one sister and two brothers.

In 1944 she married Robert A. Powell, Sr. of Woodland, who died in 1970.  She was a devoted daughter, wife, and mother.

Elaine is survived by two children: a son, Robert A. Powell, Jr. and his wife, Dianne, of Gaston, and daughter, Donna Powell Holland and husband, Ted, of Raleigh.  Also leaving to cherish her memory are her five grandchildren: Robbie Powell and wife, Heather, of Spring Valley, Ohio, Michael Powell and wife, Adrienne, of Roanoke Rapids, Derrick Powell of Gaston, Jennifer Holland of Apex, and Nicole Holland of Vancouver, B.C.  She is also survived by a step-grandson, Richard Wheeler; great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Powell, and three step great-grandchildren, Skye, Richard and Brian Wheeler, all of Roanoke Rapids.

A funeral service honoring her life will be held on Friday, May 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodland Baptist Church in Woodland.  Visitation will begin at the church one hour prior to the service.  Burial will follow at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Rich Square.