Marlene Powell


Marlene Hunter Powell, age 66, was born on April 21, 1952 and passed away June 29, 2018.

Marlene truly loved her family and friends; especially her four-legged son, “Mercy”. She spent most of her life nurturing children and working in several preschools throughout her educational career. She earned a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood from Capital University.

She was a faithful member of Friendship Baptist Church until her illness made it difficult for her to attend, but she loved the Lord and went to serve him every chance she was able.

Marlene was a generous soul and treated everyone she met with kindness. We will all miss her sweet spirit, contagious laughter, and bright smile. She fought a good fight and now she is with the Lord, and all the loved ones that went before.

She is at peace, resting and healed in Jesus Precious Name. Amen.

She is predeceased by parents, Morris Charles and Eunice Lee Hunter; sisters, Juanita Glass and Emogene Gainer.

She is survived by sons,VonZell W.V. (Tina) Powell Sr., and Morris Charles Powell; daughter, Theresa Elaine Powell; grandsons,VonZell& Cameron; brother, Maurice (Vicky) Hunter, Sr.; sisters, Jeannette Hunter and Sandra L. Hunter; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Visitation 10:00am and Funeral 11:00am Friday July 6, 2018 at Friendship Baptist Church 1775 W. Broad St.

Interment at Evergreen Burial Park.



Condolence Messages

  1. Andrea (Simon) Barrett

    So sorry to hear about one of my teenage friends when we were coming up in Bethany Baptist Church. Marlene was a very good soul with an even bigger heart. May God surround her with His Precious Arms as He welcomes her into Heaven May the family find comfort in knowing Marlene is with The Lord and out of this world’s pains and woes.

  2. Lord God, bless the Powell and Hunter families with your strength, mercy, wisdom, and grace that they
    May carry on in your word.

  3. There are no words to express the sorrow in our hearts. Please know that our deepest sympathies are with your family. Expressing feelings dear to me In words I cannot speak, please be up in the faith and trust your word does impart and help me know your love is greater in my heart. 1 John 3:20

  4. McMillan Family

    Place your hand in His hand and He will carry you through. Marlene will forever be together with us in our hearts and forever in memory. May God bless each of you.

  5. Linda Smythe Lewis


    Please know that the Smythe Family from Columbus, that the Wendell & Kelly Johnson Family from Conyers, Georgia are forever witness to the Hunter members (specially Sandra Hunter and nephew Jessie) who hovered over us –during the loss of our brother Herman Jr, our parents Herman & Agathia Smythe and our sister Michele.

    Your attendance to us will not forgotten!!!

    And while we mourn here on earth for Marlene, the heavens rejoice at a daughter’s return HOME. …

    Glory ! Glory! Glory!


    My condolences to the family. May the peace of God rest, rule and abide in your lives as you deal with the transition of Sis. Powell into the presence of God.

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