Donna Simmers Powell

Donna Simmers Powell

Wavely, VA
05.21.1945 - 04.27.2019

Donna Simmers Powell of Waverly passed away peacefully on Saturday, April 27, 2019. Born May 21, 1945 in Deerfield, VA, she was a daughter of the late Melvin and AnnaBelle Propst Wheeler. Donna retired from Prince George Electric after 31 years of employment. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by a husband, Donald N. Simmers, and a brother, Sidney Wheeler.

Left to cherish her memory is her husband, George C. Powell III; daughter, Cheryl Simmers; sons, Ricky Powell and wife, Miriam, and Michael Powell and wife, Miranda; grandchildren, Lillie Powell, Nick Powell, Davis Powell, and Dacey Powell; great-grandchild, Easton Atkins; sister, Jane McWhorter and husband, Darrell, and  brother, Buford Wheeler and wife, Everta.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel from 6 to 8 pm. A funeral service will be held at 2 pm, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the funeral home. Burial will follow at Waverly Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 4600 Cox Rd., Glen Allen, VA 23060. Condolences may be posted at

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Highway
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States

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R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home
11414 General Mahone Highway
Wakefield, VA 23888
United States


Waverly Cemetery
Spring Branch Road
Waverly, VA 23890
United States


Bubba and family, my heart goes out to you. Donna was such a caring, sweet lady, and she will be surely missed. May Gods angels wrap their loving arms around you in comfort. Love, Eddie and Rose Stalnaker

Rose Atkins stalnaker

Cheryl you and your family are in my prayers. Your mom is at peace now and no longer suffering. Her mind and body are restored. Thinking of you


Shelia Vick

Hugs to the entire Powell family. May God hold you and comfort you during this difficult time. Keep the memories alive and she will never be gone. Love you all!!

Patti Fye

I would like to express my sympathy and condolences at this time. Also at Isaiah 25:8, it tells us that God will wipe away the tears from all faces and he will swallow up death forever and Rev 21:3,4 tells us that sickness and death will be no more. I hope these words will help you during your loss.

C. Outland

Our Condolences go out to the Powell family.
I had the pleasure of working with Donna for many years at Prince George Electric Cooperative.
She will be missed by all who knew her.

Larry & Penny Hite

My condolences to you, George and your extended family. Know that I am thinking and lifting all of you up in prayer. God now has Donna in His loving arms. I enjoyed my four years of high school with Donna one of my "Deerfield" classmates. God Bless you.

Johnnie Hevener Johnson

Cheryl Simmers, Wheeler and Powell Family:
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. I am offering my sincere condolences to you all in this hour of bereavement caused by the transition of DONNA SIMMERS POWELL.
Please be comforted in knowing that you all are in
my thoughts and prayers. May God Continue To Bless You All.

Viola M. Hines

Cheryl, Larry and I send our hearts to you st this very difficult time. Your Mother and Father were so lovely to our family on Markview Court. Love, The Chatfields

Connie and Larry Chatfield

So sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in our prayers

Gerry and Sherri Olson

We are sadden to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Nancy, Phyllis and Family
Ivor, VA.

Nancy Clark-Scott, Phyllis Clark-Bryant & Family

George and family, you are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort, George, in knowing that you were there for Donna all the way, caring for her in her time of need.
Blessings to you and your family as you grieve the loss of Donna here on earth, yet also celebrate her life and her new journey in heaven with our Lord and Savior.
May the fond memories and the love of Christ fill your heart and give you peace.
Rev. Connie Gibbs-Morris

Connie J. Gibbs-Morris

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