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     Mrs. Catherine Jackson Powers, 80, of Snellville, Georgia departed this life Sunday, September 30, 2018 at Eastside Medical Center in Snellville Georgia. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 11:00 A.M. from the Eureka Baptist Church, 1201 Lily Pond Road, Albany, Georgia. Interment will follow in the Roselawn Memory Gardens, 2120 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, Albany, Georgia. Her remains will lie in state at the church Saturday from 10:00 A.M. until the service hour.
     Catherine Jackson Powers, daughter of the late Raymond and Candice Jackson, was born on November 26, 1937 in Fort Gaines, GA. In 1955, she graduated from Speight High School. She continued her education at Daniel Payne College in Alabama.  After receiving an Associate Degree she enrolled in Albany State College now Albany State University, receiving her Bachelor of Science in  Elementary Education. She accepted her first teaching position at Asbury Speight Elementary in Fort Gaines as a 3rd grade teacher.  On August 7, 1962, she married the late William H. Powers.  Upon marriage the couple moved to Arlington, GA where she began a teaching position at Arlington Elementary School.  From this union one son was born.  The family later relocated to Albany, GA where Catherine continued her teaching career in the Dougherty County School system at Madison, Sherwood, and West Town  Elementary School.  She was among the first group of black teachers at Sherwood Elementary.  After teaching a while she obtained her Master of Education from Florida A&M University in 1970. She served faithfully in the teaching profession for over 30 years. s            In 1966, William and Catherine Powers joined Eureka Baptist Church under Reverend Charles M. Reynolds.  For more than 40 years, she was an active member serving as a Church Mother, Deaconess, and in the Sanctuary Choir. Preceding her death was her husband, 4 sisters, and 3 brothers. Those left to cherish the memory of this beautiful life include her son  Kervin (Tichina) Powers, grandchildren Catherine Nicole Powers, Alexandria  Janaya Powers, Quinjon Todd McClendon, Neadra (Alvin) Cowart, Robert Allen Henry, great grandchildren Sakiya Nyasia McClendon, Alyna Celine McClendon, Josiah Isreal McClendon, and Lillian Natavia Cowart.  Two sisters Merlene Leaphart, Merlyn (Raymond) Armstrong and brother Ray C. Jackson. Special Friends of the Family Lafonda Jenkins, Charles Johnson, Mr. & Mrs. Michael Parks, Harriett Bells,  Sharon Taylor, and Emma  Carrithers. And a host of nieces, nephews, cousins  and extended family.

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  • Friday, October 05, 2018
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Meadows Funeral Home
  • Sunday, October 07, 2018
    To family and friends my deepest sympathies to you for the loss of your love one. Losing a loved one in death is very painful. Almighty God Jehovah (God's name; Psalms 83:18) promise that he will resurrect millions of people who have died. "And the earth will let those powerless in death come to life". Isaiah 26:19 "There is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and unrighteous". These are the words of Jesus Christ at John 5:28,29. Learn more about the resurrection hope and how Jesus is going to make God's wonderful promises come true at jw.org. May the God of all comfort and tender mercies sustain you at this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3,4
    ~ E Blair   Americus, GA
  • Friday, October 12, 2018
    Our hearts aches in knowing you are mourning the recent loss of your dear loved one. We hope you can find comfort in the words found in Holy writing, in Psalms 9:9 which reads: “ 9 Jehovah will become a secure refuge for the oppressed, A secure refuge in times of distress.” Our loving God cares about us and is ready to bring us comfort if we allow him (1John 5:14). He also has made the SURE promise of a resurrection RIGHT HERE ON EARTH when it is restored into a beautiful paradise. See and imagine yourself welcoming back to life your dear loved one? Find out more about this resurrection online at JW.ORG
    ~ R&R Lopez
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018
    To the family of Ms. Powers, I send my deepest and sincerest condolences to you. It's hard to Express in words how painful death is. James 4:8 tells us to draw close to God and he will draw close to us. This is a very good time to do this. Please visit JW.ORG to see more good things God has for us in the near future with Jesus Christ as our King.
    ~ Vivian Turner   Atlanta, GA
  • Saturday, October 13, 2018
    To the family of Ms. Powers, I send my deepest and sincerest condolences to you. It's hard to Express in words how painful death is. James 4:8 tells us to draw close to God and he will draw close to us. This is a very good time to do this. Please visit JW.ORG to see more good things God has for us in the near future with Jesus Christ as our King.
    ~ Vivian Turner   Atlanta, GA
  • Friday, October 12, 2018
    Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us every day, unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear to us. My prayers go out you and your family. Cassandra Cheeks
    ~ Cassandra Cheeks   Smyrna, GA
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Our deepest condolences to the Family. Mrs. Powers was such a loving and beautiful Teacher. Praying for you all.
    ~ Eddie Stubbs-Dunbar   Albany, GA
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    Our deepest condolences to the Family. Mrs. Powers was such a loving and beautiful Teacher. Praying for you all.
    ~ Eddie Stubbs-Dunbar   Albany, GA
  • Tuesday, October 16, 2018
    To the family of Ms. Catherine J. Powers, I am so sorry to hear that your love one has passed. You have my deepest sympathy and condolences. May you find comfort and peace in Gods word the Bible, it contains information that can help us in our times of pain and sorrow. For example at John 5:28,29, it says that there will be a resurrection of our dead love ones and we will be able to see them again alive right here on this earth and they will be in good health in body and in mind. Also at Revelation 21:3,4, it says that there will be no more death or pain on this earth in the near future. That is good news from God, it gives us hope for the future and helps us to endure the pain and sorrow we feel now. May you continue to find comfort in God's word. For more information please see www.jw.org then click on Bible teachings or contact me at P.O. Box 367, McComb, Ms. 39649.
    ~ james Prather   McComb,, MS
  • Saturday, November 03, 2018
    To the family of Ms. Powers. I wanted to share a consoling thought with you from the Bible. It tells that Jehovah God (Psalms 83:18) created us with the hope of living forever. However, we know that does not happen now. But John 5:28-29 tells us that there will be a resurrection of the righteous and the unrighteous. So that hope to live forever is still possible. The Awake Help For Those Who Grieve brought out "Few things cause more stress or heartache than the death of a mate, relative, or dear friend. This Awake magazine can be found at our website at jw.org for you to see how you can better deal with the grief of losing your love one.
    ~ Mamie Hicks   Tucson,, AZ