Randy L. Powell

Sunrise: February 2, 1959

Sunset: September 4, 2021

Randy L. Powell was born in Norfolk County, Virginia on February 2, 1959, to the late James Lewis Powell Jr. and Ethel Bailey Powell. Randy graduated from Great Bridge High School in June 1977. He was a talented basketball and track and field athlete. On any given weekend you would find Randy watching his favorite team the Denver Broncos or watching his favorite movie “The Little Mermaid”. He began his work career as a private contractor with the railroad, then later mastered the craft as a brick mason. Randy’s last place of employment was an Associate at Walmart. He retired earlier this year.

Randy passed on Saturday, September 4, 2021, with his wife by his side. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents (James L. Powell Sr. & Priscilla Dawson Powell) Maternal grandparents (James Caleb Bailey & Virginia Godfrey Bailey) and step grandmother (Ada Bailey & Nollie Dawson Bailey) aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Randy leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife Arhonda “Lynn” Powell of 23 years; mother and father-in-law William & Mollie Horton Charlotte, NC; his biological daughter, Portia Powell of Williamsburg, VA; his bonus daughter, Tara Horton of Chesapeake, VA; and his bonus son, Charles Medley II of Virginia Beach, VA; three grandchildren Bryce, Kylie, and Kassidy; siblings James R. Powell Sr. Chesapeake, VA; Barbara V. Sykes (Henry) Chesapeake, VA; Celestine Powell-McCall Chesapeake, VA; David L. Powell (Jasmin) Yorktown, VA; Edward D. Powell (Kimberly) Chesapeake, VA; Richard E. Powell (Kelly) Chesapeake, VA; Michael E. Powell (Sharanita) Chesapeake, VA; aunts Shirley Bailey Ford Brooklyn NY, Doris Powell Wingate Chesapeake, VA, Barbara Ann Powell Moyock, NC, Evelyn Bailey California; uncles Belvin B. Bailey, Chesapeake, VA, Felton M. Artis Chesapeake, VA; sister-in-law Adorn Horton Ahmad Newport News, VA, Amy Mitchell (Ron) Charlotte, NC; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of extended family and friends.

By far Randy’s family and friends was his most prized possession. His relationships were so precious to him that he spoke to his siblings and friends daily. No one could dispute that Randy loved his family and friends…and when you were in his presence you knew you were loved.

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    Lynn Godfrey says

    Barbara, Celestine and All, so sorry to hear about the passing of cousin Randy. May God grant you the peace and understanding to stand in faith. Cousin Lynn Godfrey

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    Ava (Irving) Benson says

    To Lynn and the entire family, we are so sorry to hear of Randy’s passing. The Irving and Benson family’s from Fernwood Farms have you all lifted in our prayers. 🙏🏽🕊

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    Aunt Doris Wingate says

    Family ,May you be strengthened with all power according to God’s word in the 23rd psalms.We have you in our Prayers Love Aunt Doris Wingate and your cousins.

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    Lamont Simmons says

    “My deepest sympathy goes out to the family, friends, colleagues and neighbors on the passing of the beloved Randy. He is sorely missed.

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    Sinese Cuffee says

    My Condolences to Ricky, Mike, Ed and the Powell Family. “Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease the pain, but hold onto your memories because forever they will remain”
    With Love

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    Vincent Freeman (Oakland, Ca) says

    To the Powell Family – “May God’s blessed peace and eternal love grant you comfort during your hour of bereavement. My thoughts and prayers are with you all” With Heartfelt Sympathy

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    Annette Roberts says

    Family you have my condolences and praying for comfort and peace believing our God of peace will unite the family reflecting upon the good memories of joy knowing that absent from the body present in the Jesus love and heavens perfect peace. Love aunt Annette and family

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    Jacqueline Bradley says

    Our sincere condolences in the transition of Randy. God’s love will surround you and your family during this most difficult time. May you also be comforted by the out pouring love of those who care. The Bradley’s

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    Crystal Hays-Parson says

    To the Powell family sending Prayer’s🙏 During this difficult time,Portia Praying for you cousin.

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    Trina Scott says

    I will truly miss my friend, my work buddy, may God continue to bless you Lynn and family, you are in my prayers and thoughts; Randy was truly a great person with a big heart and a loving and kind spirit, he will truly be missed at Walmart 3330. My prayer for you Lynn is that God will continue to shine His blessings on you and comfort you in your hour of need. Amen and God Bless.

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    M Martin says

    Sending our love & condolences to the Powell family. I pray the Holy Comforter holds you & keeps you all.
    The Martins

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    Monica Rivas says

    Lynn i am heartbroken he was so nice id see him all the time food.lion cedar mart walmart he was a good man im sorry he is.gone too soon he was the epitome of acceptance please know my heart is broken I am here always

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    Debbie Mullen says

    Mrs Lynn,
    John and I are so sorry about the loss of Randy. He was one of the good guys! Every time we look at our brick mailbox that he built we will “see” him and smile! We love you and I’m just a phone call away.
    Love, John and Debbie Mullen

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    Loretta Barnard says

    To the family, friends, and loved ones: May God continue to bless, strengthen, and comfort you all during this time.
    I am sharing one of my favorite poems and scriptures that carry me through times as this and I pray that they will assist you all as well.
    “To live is Christ and to die is gain” ~ Philippians 1:21

    Do not stand
    By my grave, and weep.
    I am not there,
    I do not sleep—
    I am the thousand winds that blow
    I am the diamond glints in snow
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle, autumn rain.
    As you awake with morning’s hush,
    I am the swift, up-flinging rush
    Of quiet birds in circling flight,
    I am the day transcending night.
    Do not stand
    By my grave, and cry—
    I am not there,
    I did not die.
    by Mary Elizabeth Frye

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    Branita johnson says

    Sending Prayers and condolences to You All

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    Wayne and Christel Mann says

    Condolence to you and the family. May God continue to comfort and strengthen you in Jesus name.

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    P. Leanne Shumaker says

    Condolences to you and your family during this difficult time. You do not know me but I live diagonally across the street from you and Mr. Powell would always have a friendly wave every time as I drove by. I also remember, before the house next to you was built, him tending to the garden of what looked to be collard greens. You and your family will be in my prayers.

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    Chris Wilson says

    Randy was a true friend we have been friends for over 35yrs+ he will be greatly missed.. My condolences to the family..

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