Betty Jean Powell passed away peacefully Monday, October 6, 2014. She was preceded in death by her mother, Elizabeth R. Powell, and her father, Reverend Elmore M. Powell. She was born in Henderson, NC on May 21, 1935. She is survived by her son Michael Johnson, and wife Deborah; daughter Cheryll Wade, and husband Kevin; grandchildren Mike and Sam Johnson; Emily and Preston Wade; and brother David Powell and wife Hollie.
The family would like to recognize the kindnesses over the years from Pat Peoples, Betty’s friend and caretaker, and to all of her generous and devoted neighbors and friends at Martinique. The family sincerely thanks the nurses and staff of Transitions LifeCare Hospice Home of Raleigh for taking exceptional care of their Mother.
A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Baptist Church, 1615 Oberlin Rd, Raleigh, NC 27608 at 7:00 pm Thursday, October 9, 2014.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Hospice of Wake County/Transitions LifeCare Hospice of Raleigh, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607. Online condolences may be expressed at www.cremnc.com