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Mr. Lewis Charles Powell
December 20, 1938~March 23, 2017

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 2:00 pm | Antioch M.B. Church | 1100 Johns St. Hattiesburg, MS39401

Visitation: Tuesday, 3-28-2017 (12:00 noon until 2:00pm) at Antioch M.B, Church

Burial: Highland Cemetery, Hattiesburg, MS

Louis Charles Powell, Sr. affectionately called “L.C.”, was born December 20, 1939 in Hattiesburg, Mississippi to the parentage of Mr. Louis Charles Powell and Mrs. Maggie Powell, both who preceded him in death. After the demise of his parents, his mother-in-law, Jeanette Amones, stepped in and became not only his mother but his best friend. He referred to her as “My Nette.”

He received his education from Hattiesburg Public Schools.

He joined the Antioch Missionary Baptist Church at an early age under the leadership of the late Reverend R. W. Woullard Sr. He worked diligently in the church. In 1974, he became a Deacon and during his tenure as Deacon, he served as the assistant Chairman and the Chairman of the board. He also became a member of the Trustee Board where he served as Chairman and Assistant Chairman. Deacon Powell served “faithfully” on both boards until he departed this life on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

He united in Holy Matrimony to Patricia Powell. Louis, “L.C.” was a devoted, loving husband to his wife and a beautiful father to his children. He was also a “Pillar of Strength” to the church and the community.

For 35 years, he was employed by the City of Hattiesburg, where he became one of the first African Americans to drive a bus in the City of Hattiesburg. He later became the Director of the Hattiesburg Mass Transit System.

He leaves to cherish his precious memories, a loving wife Patricia; four children: Jeffery (Calva) of Mansfield, TX, children: Jessica, Adriana, Alyssa, Jo’ Rai; Louis (Cassandra) of Hattiesburg, MS, children: Justin, Louis III, Lawrence King of Fort Irvin, CA, Ta’niyah Bowie of Greenville,MS Eshad Barnes of Collins, MS; Randy of Hattiesburg, MS; Jermaine (Pamela) of Hattiesburg, MS, children: Jermain II, Alexie Baldwin of Norfolk, VA; Tristin Wally of Richton, MS. He cherished and loved his 5 great grandchildren: Aiden, Shelton, Jeremiah of Hattiesburg, MS., Jonas and Madeleine of Fort Irwin, CA.; He is also survived by one brother, George Faulkner (Arnetta) of Virginia Beach, VA; 2 nephews ; George Jr.; (Arnetta) George Jr. of Hampton, VA and  Kelwin of Suffolk, VA; 1 niece: Angela of Newman, GA and a host of relatives and friends.

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  • Monday, March 27, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
    ~ Smith Funeral Home of Mississippi
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Our prayers are with the Family of LC Powell. May God continue to bless you all.
    ~ Artis and Sharon Mark   Hattiesburg, MS
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2017
    Jermaine, You and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
    ~ Hattiesburg Housing Authority Occupancy Department   Hattiesburg, MS
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017
    May the "peace that surpasses all understanding" give you peace at this difficult time. Philippians 4:6
    ~ Lowanda Lee   Racine, WI
  • Thursday, April 20, 2017
    May the "peace that surpasses all understanding" give you peace at this difficult time. Philippians 4:6
    ~ Lowanda Lee   Racine, WI