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Nancy Barbee Powell

Nancy Barbee Powell, formerly of 1105 Green St., went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 22, 2020 at Hillside Nursing Center in Wake Forest, NC. A private graveside service will be held on Friday, June 26, 2020 at Evergreen Memory Gardens with Rev. Joe Tarpley officiating. Due to the COVID 19 crisis, the family will have a formal celebration of her life at a later date. Nancy was a native of Rockingham County and the daughter of the late Claude and Blanche Moore Barbee. She graduated from Reidsville High School and attended UNC at Greensboro and graduated from the NC Baptist Hospital School of Nursing. She retired from the Rockingham County Health Department as a nurse after 30 years of service. She was a longtime and faithful member of Main Street United Methodist Church where she was a member of the Louise Parker Sunday School Class. She was the former member and President of the Rockingham County Nurses Association. Nancy will always be remembered for her caring spirit and love for family and friends. Along with her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Elwood Powell; her brother, Claude Barbee; and nephew, Charlie Barbee. She is survived by her daughter, Nancy Powell Bourne and husband, Stuart; grandchildren, Christina, Melissa and Jamie Bourne; sister-in-law, Barbara Barbee; 5 nieces and 1 nephew. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the American Kidney Fund at www.kidneyfund.org. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.wilkersonfuneral.com.

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Nancy was so much fun to be around. She and Claud loved my brother Stuart like a son. She was one of a kind and never forgot a name. Her cheese biscuits were just the best. She will be missed by us all. Ruth Radzisauskas

Ruth Radzisauskas Jun 26 2020 7:43 PM

What a wonderful lady! Nancy was like a second Mom to me growing up and she will truly be missed. May you have tea parties in Heaven every night!! Jill Clark Costner

Jill Clark Costner Jun 26 2020 9:51 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Barbee Powell

Bruce Webb Jun 26 2020 6:27 AM

Nancy was a very special lady. She loved everybody n always looked at the "good" in people when others did not. She was so proud of her husband, daughter, n children and really missed Elwood after he passed. Nancy was a Wonderful Woman, she loved The Lord and everybody. She will be missed tremendously. Robin Priddy Burroughs

Robin Priddy Burroughs Jun 25 2020 11:06 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Barbee Powell

Susan Voss Gibson Jun 25 2020 12:06 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Barbee Powell

jasmine ware poindexter Jun 24 2020 9:56 AM

I work with Nancy's daughter and send my condolences to her and her family. I'm thinking of you and keeping you in my prayers.

Angela Abu Rahma Jun 24 2020 9:30 AM

Nancy was a good friend and a super nice lady. Loved her like a sister. So much a family friend. Nancy made the best cheese biscuits that I have ever eaten. Mike Chilton

Mike Chilton Jun 24 2020 8:42 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Nancy Barbee Powell

Cynthia Shelton Jun 24 2020 7:44 AM

Mrs Powell was a very sweet lady. I remember her being a nurse for the county schools. My prayers :pray: for your family. Rest in Peace, Dear Lady

Janice Childrey Jun 24 2020 7:27 AM

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