James Darrell Powell

Sunrise: February 24, 1966

Sunset: April 29, 2024

Remembering our beloved Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin, Friend, Mentor & the list goes on. James “Big Daddy” Powell was called home on Monday, April 29th. He was born February 24, 1966, to the late Doc Powell and Evelyn Powell-Porter. He attended Norfolk Public Schools, graduating from Booker T. Washington High School. He served as an Educator/Mentor for many surrounding public school systems and group homes for the youth. The current being Norfolk Public Schools at Granby High School. James never ever met a stranger. Every room he entered brought laughter, love & light. James had a passion for youth & his love extended to everyone he came in contact with. He will be missed by all. James was preceded in death by his brother, Dock L. Powell, Sr. and one sister, Rita L Powell. He leaves to cherish his memories to four brothers, Barry Powell, Tyrone Powell, Shawn Grimes and Charles Drummond; one sister, Darlene Powell (Doc) (sister-in-law); four children, Trovon D. Powell (Shaunese Lyle), Teresa D. Warren (Paul Warren) Renounte’ A. Jackson & Nasir James; 11 grandchildren, Tyrik J Powell, Paul E Warren, Jr., Peaceful E Warren, Pharoah E. Warren, Kevon M. Linnette, Amir Williams, Jadia De’sha Powell, Jett James Powell, Renounte’ A. Jackson Jr., Josiah Jackson & many bonus grandbabies; and a host of beloved nieces, nephews and bonus children who he loved very much. James will be immensely missed and the impact he made on many lives is unmatched!!!!

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    Jennifer Brothers- Simpson says

    Rest in paradise James. You will definitely be missed

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    Demetris Taylor says

    I extend my sincere condolences to Mr. Powell’s family and friends on the loss of their loved one. His presence was a beacon of light that brought joy and positivity to those around him. His passing is a great loss to all who knew him, especially his extended family at Granby High School. His memory will be cherished forever. I want to express my sympathy to Mr. Powell’s family and friends during this difficult time.

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    Suwanda says

    Rest IN Heaven God Brother rest in heaven.

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    David & Miriam Venable says

    To Teresa and Trevon, The Venable family extend a heart-felt condolence to you as you prepare to lay your father to rest.
    May God surround you with his love as you walk through this season of your life.

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    Aileen M. Koke says

    Sincere condolence to Mr. Powell’s family. He was such a blessing to my daughter Kristen- he was her favorite teacher and lovingly provided her with a safe space when she so desperately needed it. He blessed so many others as well. His loss will be felt by many. He was a truly inspirational man.

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    Gloria Meeks says

    My sincere condolences is extended to the family and friends of Mr. James Powell. He will surely be missed by all that knew him, especially here at Granby High, May God give you comfort during this time of loss.

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    Caneldra A. Harrison, GHS Office Manager says

    My sincere condolences to the family of Mr. James Powell. My heart aches for you’ll as you navigate through the pain of losing your uncle, father, brother, & friend. His memory will forever be cherished, and his spirit will live on in the hearts of those who loved him especially the students, faculty, staff and parents of Granby High School.

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    Bre’ajah says

    Iloveyou Mr.Powell you was a great teacher to me you pushed me through a lot n I really appreciate you, I will miss you so much your forever n my heart your name will forever live on🥺💔

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