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Joanna Inell Moses Powell

March 20, 1940 ~ May 11, 2021 (age 81)

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They have no mouth, but seem to speak, A thousand words so mild and meek.

They have no eyes, but seem to see, And bury thoughts into me.

They have no ears, but seem to hear, All my cries, my every tear.

They have no arms, but seem to pat, When with worries my heart is fat.

They have no feet, but seem to walk, Along with me in my dreams and talk.

They, I know, are the flowers so nice, That spread their fragrance a million miles.

Grow a few and then you’ll know, How your life is fresh and new.

With a smile so broad, I thank my God, Whose work to imagine is really too hard.


     Today, we pause to pay tribute to the LIFE, LOVE and LEGACY of Joanna Inell Moses Powell, who was a loving, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend.

     Inell, as she was affectionately known, graced the earth with her beautiful presence on Wednesday, March 20, 1940. She was born in Rich Square (Northampton County), North Carolina to the parentage of the late Johnny Clifton Moses and Novella Williams Moses. Inell soon matured into a sweet and compassionate lady. Her education was obtained through the Northampton County Public School System.

     Inell believed in God; the Father Almighty, who created heaven and earth. She possessed strong faith in Christ and did not waiver at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strengthened in faith, always acknowledging his presence. Having God as an integral part of her upbringing, she accepted Christ, early in life, as her Lord and Savior and united in Christian Fellowship with Antioch Missionary Baptist Church in Jackson, North Carolina, where her spiritual gifts were nurtured and love for God deepened.

     As a beloved mother and grandmother, Inell enjoyed spending time with her family. One of her favorite past times was shopping, especially at Christmas for the grandchildren and also she loved traveling. She embraced the natural beauty of the world and had a strong passion for helping anyone she could. She was the matriarch of her family and was respected as such. The values and principles she instilled will leave a permanent impression in the hearts of all she touched. To know her was to love her and she was known by many throughout.

     “When peace like a river, attendeth my way, When sorrows like sea billows roll, Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say, It is well, it is well with my soul.” On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, God plucked a beautiful flower to add to his heavenly bouquet. Inell was escorted to the gates of heaven by one of the angels to join her family that preceded her in death: her parents; her husband, Gene A. Powell; her sons, Stanley Powell and Dwight Powell, Sr.; her siblings, Clifton Moses, Jr., Alexander Moses, Dorothy Moses, Audrey Crowell Moses and Richard Moses.

     May the winds of heaven blow softly and whisper in your ear, how much we love and miss you and wish that you were here. We who remain that continue to whisper to heaven words of love and remembrance as we pass her to God’s keeping and care are: her children, Janie Moses of Patterson, New Jersey, Terry Moses of Jackson, North Carolina, Patrick Powell of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina, John Powell, Sr. (Virginia), Donald Powell and Dorothy Powell Ingram (Ronnie) all of Jackson, North Carolina, Edward Powell of Potecasi, North Carolina and Joseph Powell (Shanne) of Rich Square, North Carolina; twenty-two grandchildren, with two being special caregivers, Jarvous and Paneal Powell; fifteen great-grandchildren, with (the apple of her eye), Takari of the home; fifteen great, great-grandchildren; one brother, James Moses of Jackson, North Carolina; one daughter-in-law, Tracy Powell; one brother-in-law, Therman Powell; one sister-in-law, Shirley Anderson; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives, in-laws and friends. 


Relatives and Friends are encouraged to visit  Mrs. Powell's tribute wall to share memories, extend condolences and to order floral tributes, as sentiments to the family. 


The Caring Team of T. L. Faison's Funeral Care, LLC is privileged to provide

"Professional Care, With Dignity & Integrity" 

to the family of Mrs. Joanna Inell Moses Powell.

We ask that you unite with us in remembering the family in both thought and prayer.

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May 16, 2021

12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
T L Faison's Funeral Care, LLC
301 Park Street
Seaboard, NC 27876

Graveside Service
May 17, 2021

2:00 PM
Antioch Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery
Rehoboth Road
Jackson, NC 27845

May 17, 2021

9:30 PM to 12:00 PM
T L Faison's Funeral Care, LLC
301 Park Street
Seaboard, NC 27876

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