Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Luella (Doxsie) Powell 1915-2009

Luella (Doxsie) Powell, age 93, daughter of Grover and Jessie (Pierce) Doxsie was born November 26, 1915 in Roxand Twp., MI. She passed away August 12, 2009 at Houston House Care Center, Houston, MO.

Luella is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Howard; sister, Ruth Miller; brother, David Doxsie; and two sons, Jesse and Joel Powell.

She is survived by two daughters and one son; Jean Christman of Florissant, MO, Janet Powell/Legault of Suquamish, WA and James Powell of Houston, MO; 10 grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; and 7 great great-grandchildren.

Luella grew up in Elsie, Michigan. As a teenager she traveled with a gospel team and met her husband, Howard, at a neighboring church. It was a double wedding ceremony along with best friends on October 29, 1933.

Luella and her husband raised their 5 children in Midland, MI. During those years she worked as hostess for the Midland Country Club, taught Sunday school and passed her Christian values on to her children. Four of those children were musicians, received college degrees and two sons became ministers of the gospel.

Later, Luella and her husband lived in Dunedin, FL until his death in November 1969 after 13 years of illness. Since then she has lived in Hadlock, WA; Yuma, AZ; and for the past seven years in Houston, MO.

Luella was a member of the First Church of God, Houston, MO. She received Christ as her Savior while still a child and has remained faithful throughout the years. When the church doors were open she and her family were there.

Luella loved gardening and to “kick the dirt”. She did extensive needlework and crafts until her hands became stiff. Much of her artwork has been distributed around the world. She was a very generous person.

Luella will be buried beside her husband at Sylvan Abbey Memorial Park in Clearwater, FL.

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