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Evelyn Powell Porter


Sunrise: July 14, 1937

Sunset: January 25, 2021

Remembering a Classy Lady

Evelyn Powell-Porter, our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother, great-great grandmother, sister, aunt, cousin and friend was called home on Monday, January 25, 2021. She was born July 14, 1937 to the late Luther Grimes and Lucille Freeman. She was united in marriage to the late Rudolph C. Porter.

She attended Norfolk Public Schools. She retired after 30 years of service from NRHA Program Management. She was a member of Garden of Prayer #3 COGIC under the leadership of William Dan White, Jr. where she served on the Mother Board.

Evelyn’s Many Accomplishments: Certificate of Culinary Arts, Completion of General Business degree, Certificate of Graduation Project and Further Enhancing the Community, Certificate of Completion Drug Program Specialist 2003, WAVY 10 Civic Organization Award, News 3 Community Outreach Award, NRHA Outstanding Citizen Award, Mother for Crosstown Bussing, Presidential Award for Tenant Management, Outstanding Community Service Award from Senator Yvonne Miller, Certificate of Appreciation Community Service, Outstanding Community Leadership Award from Gov. L. Douglas Wilder, Outstanding Community Leadership Award from Mayor Paul Fraim, Outstanding Service Award from Sen. Yvonne Miller. and Task Force of Education Award with Yvonne Miller. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Attuck Unit #5.

She loved attending church. She enjoyed watching TV and talking on the phone. Most of all, she enjoyed feeding her children and grandchildren junk food when they came to visit. She was affectionally known as Evelyn by her grandchildren, Grandma Girl (Leslie), and Grandma Twin (Teresa). She will be missed by all.

Evelyn was preceded in death by three sisters, Odessa Blunt, Mary Ann Strub and Josephine Person and two children, Dock L. Powell Sr. and Rita L. Powell.

She leaves to cherish her memory five sons, Barry Powell, Tyrone Powell, James Powell, Shawn Grimes and Charles Drummond, two sisters, Glory Jean Spearman and Bessie Lee Howell, a special daughter-in-law Darlene Powell, goddaughters, Bessie Davis and Janice Rogers, a special friend Ralph Finkley and grandchildren to great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephew who she loved so much.

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    Crystal P Grant says

    Praying for my family in the passing of my Auntie.

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    Natasha I Hooker says

    I send my condolences. May God strengthen and comfort you during this time. Praying for the family.

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    BARBARA Hagans says

    My condolences

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      Nanii says

      Thank u grandma

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    TERESA (TWIN) says

    I LOVE YOU Twin. I miss you so much

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    James aka your baby boy says

    A mother and a true friend indeed, I will miss our daily phone calls you calling me at work saying you want some Wendy nuggets, chicken breast from Popeyes and a babaque sandwich from Dumares. The laughs good advice the fussing outs when I needed them. My hats off to a great queen and the rock of our family mom you will truly be missed but never forgotten. My heart will always carry that special love for you queen. I may shed a tear from time to time but I know your love will keep me.

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    Nanii says

    I miss you grandma . words cant even explain how even feeling right now… I love you !!!

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    Alisa Person (Lefish) says

    Miss You Aunt Evelyn You’re In A Better Place Now.. You Have Made It Through The Pearly Gates And Walking On The Streets Of Gold. You’re Resting In The Arms Of The Great I Am..Now You Can Talk To Your Baby Sister…You Will Truly Be Missed.. Continue Resting In His Arms…

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    Tamikia Ricks says

    I’m so glad Lil Man got to see you during the Christmas holidays. Thank you so much for all you done for me and my other kids and loving us as if we were your own family. Lil Man is truly hurt and misses you… He said he’ll always love his Grandma Evelyn…. Rest In Paradise ?

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    Angela McNabb says

    The McNabb family would like to offer their condolences, thank you for teaching me the rules of this world. I’ve seen you, I’ve heard you, and thank you for loving my 2 sons, Shontre and Kel, as your own grandsons. We love you Mom/Mrs.Evelyn Rest In Peace talk to you later ❤️

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