ForeverMissed
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Douglas Powe . We will remember him forever.

Public Viewing : Friday, June 26, 2020 
W.E. Lusain Funeral Home 
629 Goldwire Way South West - B'ham, AL 35211
Parlor 2 - 1pm-4pm

Funeral Service: Saturday, June 27, 2020
St. James Missionary Baptist Church
1300 24th Street N. - B'ham, AL 35234
Service Time: 12pm 

Burial: Zion Memorial Cemetery

Brother Douglas Powe was born September 29, 1927 in Coy, AL to Mr. Robert and Mrs. Edith Frances Powe. Following an extended stay in Coy, he met and married Sarah Frances Dexter. This union was blessed by God for 58 years.

Brother Powe was a sibling of a very large family. He moved to Birmingham and began his employment with Jim Walter Industries. He retired from Jim Walter after 30 years of dedicated service.

He is the father of ten children: Annie Lee Ferrell, Robert Lee Powe (deceased), Willie James Powe (deceased), Lelia Louise Cooley, Lawrence Edward Powe (deceased), Patricia Ann King, Carol Elaine McClain, Reginald Powe, Eric Quinton Powe and Lisa Renee Fells. 

He knew the importance of having a personal relationship with God and accepted the Lord as his Savior and united with the family of Gaines Chapel A.M.E. Church under the leadership of Pastor Richard Davis.

Brother Powe will always be remembered for his love for his Family, fishing, hunting, walking in the park and riding his bike.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Sarah Frances Powe, parents, Mr. Robert and Edith Frances Powe, sons, Robert Lee Powe, Willie James Powe, Lawrence Edward Powe, Step Mom, Mrs. Annie Powe, Siblings, Leroy Powe, Strother Powe, Luberta Perryman, John Powe, Julius Powe, Robert Lee Powe, Evvie Wright, Frances Woods, Rosetta Hammond, Ola Blount, Bertha Hickland and Gladys Prewitt.

His memories will live forever in the hearts of, Daughters, Lelia Louise Cooley (Jimmy), Patricia Ann King, Carol Elaine McClain (Horace) and Lisa Fells (John).  Sons, Reginald Powe and Eric Quinton Powe. Sister, Annie Laura Williams, 17 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. A special thank you to Moniko, Reginald and Michael for their assistance in caring for our loved one.


Professional services provided by:
W. E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory, Birmingham, AL
Posted by Candace Fisher-Hill on July 2, 2020
To the Patricia and the Powe Family,
I am at a loss for words. Two brothers, two gentle-men, gone together.

Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

The Fisher Family
Posted by Julia Powe on June 27, 2020
George Powe

I will miss you Uncle Douglas. We had a good time fishing together, hunting and talking about fishing and hunting. Take your rest!

Your Nephew
Posted by Michael Bradberry on June 25, 2020
My beloved Grandfather Mr. Douglas Powe. For forty six years I had been blessed to call you granddad the finest example of a man that could ever be. You work tirelessly to provide for your family never complained just loved your family. I would ask granddad it's hard to take care of three kids how could you take care of nine? you would just smile and say I all ways wanted a lot of kids and knew if I had them I would work to take care of them. You left a big hole in my heart not to hear your voice I love you and truly honored to have had you in my life. Job well done! Mr.Douglas Powe
Posted by Theresa Powe Pittman on June 24, 2020
My Dear Uncle Douglas,

I will forever treasure in my heart the memories we shared. Like the times I stopped by and sat with you on your porch as I went on and on talking. You were quiet and soft-spoken and let your long-winded Niece do most of the talking. However, when you did have something to say, I was eager to hear. Thank you for the words of Wisdom! You were a Man of God and Family.

Losing both you and Uncle Julius marks the End of An Era as we knew it. Our Family is Forever Changed. You will be Truly Missed. Take Your Sweet Rest! We loved you dearly, still God loved you The Best!

 

Posted by Lisa Fells on June 24, 2020
My heart is broken right now as I am writing this through the tears. Although it is truly a blessing to have had you in my life all these years, I don't want to let you go! You were an awsome dad and the true epitome of a real MAN!!!! You cared and provided for a wife and nine children without skipping a beat and I often wondered how you did it.... you always exhibited strength so much so that I gave you the name "Papa Rock". You were my rock!! I love you and I miss you. Rest in Heaven.

Lisa
Posted by Julia Powe on June 24, 2020
Thanks Uncle for the many times that we set down and talked about fishing, hunting and you sharing with me about when you all were children. Those were events that made me laugh and that is how I shall remember you. You always had something interesting to talk about. I will miss you! Rest in Peace!

Your Nephew,
Sam Powe
Posted by Julia Powe on June 24, 2020
Your Work is Finished. You Fought a Good Fight! You've Finished your Course. You will truly be missed. I love you Uncle Douglas. Rest in Peace!

Love,
Sheree Powe
Posted by Helena Young on June 24, 2020
There are so many great memories of Uncle Douglas. He was kind, well spoken, stylish, and always considerate of others. He also had great genes because he never aged. I told him that all the time. My most fun childhood memory will always be seeing and talking to the parrot at the house. I never knew another family with a parrot (smiling).

Uncle Douglas, I am grateful to have been part of your life. God truly blessed our family when He made you. Continue your rest.

Love,
Shay
Posted by Julia Powe on June 23, 2020
My Uncle Douglas was truly a Blessing to me. I will miss him so much. He loved God, his Family, his Pastor, Church Family and all whom he met. If he met a stranger, they were not a stranger for long because of his love for mankind.

Take your rest Uncle! Your journey down here is completed.

"Earth Has No Sorrow that Heaven Cannot Heal."

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Posted by Candace Fisher-Hill on July 2, 2020
To the Patricia and the Powe Family,
I am at a loss for words. Two brothers, two gentle-men, gone together.

Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.

The Fisher Family
Posted by Julia Powe on June 27, 2020
George Powe

I will miss you Uncle Douglas. We had a good time fishing together, hunting and talking about fishing and hunting. Take your rest!

Your Nephew
Posted by Michael Bradberry on June 25, 2020
My beloved Grandfather Mr. Douglas Powe. For forty six years I had been blessed to call you granddad the finest example of a man that could ever be. You work tirelessly to provide for your family never complained just loved your family. I would ask granddad it's hard to take care of three kids how could you take care of nine? you would just smile and say I all ways wanted a lot of kids and knew if I had them I would work to take care of them. You left a big hole in my heart not to hear your voice I love you and truly honored to have had you in my life. Job well done! Mr.Douglas Powe
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