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Patricia Faye Powell

October 8, 1944 — April 22, 2024


PATRICIA FAYE “PAT” THOMAS POWELL passed away on Monday, April 22, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, Glendon Thomas and Beaulah Thomas Epley. She is survived by her beloved husband of 60 years, Lewis Ray Powell; son Rich Powell (Rebecca) and their children Danya Powell, David Powell (Setareh), and Derek Powell; daughter Karla Martin (Doug) and their children Christi Martin, Jon Martin (Alyssa), Luke Martin, Summer Martin, and Baylee Martin; and four great-grandchildren. She is also survived by siblings Lewis Thomas (Sue), Julia Fegreus (Dick), Wayne Thomas (Peggy), and Peggy Robinson (Roger), plus numerous nieces and nephews. 

Born Patricia Faye Thomas on Sunday, October 8, 1944 in Logan County, Kentucky, she chose a life of following Jesus at the age of twelve. She loved the Lord wholeheartedly, and it showed in her beauty, grace, and selfless heart. Known as “Miss Pat” by children of all ages, she gave much of her life in teaching preschoolers in daycare as well as leading children’s and youth Sunday school classes. Somehow, she made each child feel like the most special one in the room. Previously a member at Oak Grove Baptist Church, she was currently an active member of Dickerson Road Baptist Church. At both churches, she spent over fifty years giving her musical talents in playing the organ and the piano and ministering often in song. She was also a member of the Gideons International Auxiliary for 30 years. She cooked and served Wednesday night meals, making sure every person’s personal dietary needs were catered to. She spoiled us all, giving selflessly out of a sacrificial love. She was quick to let go of things she wanted if it stood in the way of meeting a need for someone else.

She was thrilled to graduate from “Mom” to “Granna.” Her family is grateful for her attention to the details of our lives, attending every ballgame, concert, recital, conference, and church program; for listening to every story, problem, bad joke, and new song. And then there were the cakes! Everyone’s birthday was celebrated with a homemade, custom-designed cake, decorated by an imagination and resourcefulness that knew no bounds. 

Pat Powell was one of a kind. Relentless in prayer for her husband and family, she leaves behind a lasting legacy of love for each of them and faithfulness to her Lord, as well as an impact of kindness on everyone she met. She will be greatly missed.

A visitation will be held Thursday, April 25 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Cole and Garrett Funeral Home, 127 N Main Street, Goodlettsville, Tennessee 37072. 

Another visitation will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 12 noon until 2:00 PM at Summers & Son Funeral Home, 210 North Thurston Drive, Russellville, KY 42276. A Celebration of Life begins at 2:00 PM, immediately followed by interment at Oak Grove Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, family asks that donations be made to the Gideon International. 

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

Cole & Garrett Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Goodlettsville

127 N Main St, Goodlettsville, TN 37072

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