Barbara Palmer Powell

Barbara Palmer Powell

Windsor, VA
05.26.1941 - 07.17.2017
Suffolk VA

Barbara Palmer Powell, 76, passed away on July 17, 2017, at her home.

She was born in Suffolk, Virginia, on May 26, 1941, and was the daughter of the late Otho Jerome Palmer and Alice Pond Palmer.

Barbara was a graduate of PanAm Business School in Richmond, Virginia. She was an avid bridge player and a long-time member of Colosse Baptist Church, Windsor, where she served in many capacities throughout the years.

She is survived by her son Jeffrey Russell Powell, and his wife Amy, of Fairhope, AL; her daughter Alisa Powell Porter, and her husband Scott, of Windsor; her former husband Russell I. Powell, of Wakefield; four grandchildren: William David Wyatt III, of Charlottesville, Va, Sarah Elizabeth Powell, of Fairhope, AL, Emma Rose Wyatt, of Windsor, and Macy Suzanne Powell, of Fairhope, AL; and two step-grandchildren: Brittany A. Perry and husband Bryce, of Carrsville, and Justin W. Porter, of Franklin.

Funeral service will be held at 4:00 pm, Thursday, July 20, 2017 at Colosse Baptist Church, 6361 Rhodes Drive, Windsor, Va, 23487. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service, from 3:00 pm until 4:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Colosse Baptist Church, c/o Maranatha Circle, 6361 Rhodes Drive, Windsor, VA, 23487. R.W. Baker & Company Funeral Home and Crematory, Suffolk Chapel, is serving the family. Condolences may be registered online at

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Colosse Baptist Church
6361 Rhodes Drive
Windsor, VA 23487
United States

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Colosse Baptist Church
6361 Rhodes Drive
Windsor, VA 23487
United States


Alisa, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. I pray that the peace that comes only from our Heavenly Father will be with you in the coming days.

Carolyn Harrup

Russell, Alisa and Jeffery, we are saddened by Barbara’s passing. She was a good friend, good person and will be missed by many. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Ann & Lew Carr

Lew Carr

Alisa and family,
The Walters Homemakers club is saddened by the passing of your mother, she was a great inspiration to us all and and a classy lady. When your mother first told us at one of our monthly dinner meetings she had the most positive attitude towards her disease, she told us that she was going to live each day with a positive attitude and do what she wanted to do and eat what she wanted to ! She was definitely a fighter and had a great attitude towards life. We will certainly miss her!

Walters Homemakers Club

I am so sorry to hear of Barbara's passing. She was always so nice to me and I remember her laugh was the best! Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Praying that you will find peace in your good memories.

Jennifer Stephens Bailey

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