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    Saturday, April 30 2022
    Marjorie B. Powers

    Posted by: Clarke and Staples Funeral Homes AT 08:41 pm   |  Permalink   |  22 Comments  |  Email
    Mrs. Powers will always be an icon in Kenbridge Virginia. Always so sweet and full of compliments. RIP SWEET LADY!
    Posted by Dawn Moody on 05/01/2022 - 10:39 PM
    Mrs. Powers was a great teacher and touched many young people. I had her in the 6th grade at Kenbridge High School. She will be missed by many. Prayers to all the family.
    Posted by Dianne Brooks on 05/01/2022 - 11:04 PM
    Majority was a great example and inspiration to everyone she met and or taught! She truly was considered a Matriarch of our community and dearly loved!She left a poem or saying about life with everyone she met! Godbess her family and friends!
    Posted by Robert Hawthorne on 05/02/2022 - 04:02 AM
    Margie taught me so much about playing bridge!! She is missed already.
    Posted by Susie Wolf on 05/02/2022 - 04:56 AM
    Mrs Powers was a remarkable woman who made an impact on everyone she met! She will me greatly missed. Rest easy Mrs Powers! You have earned it!
    Posted by Patricia Moody on 05/02/2022 - 06:25 AM
    Mrs. Powers will surely be missed. The only neighbor I had that actually brought me a welcome to the neighborhood basket. Such a wise and sweet lady. May you rest in peace. Prayers to the family and friends.
    Posted by Victoria Eastwood on 05/02/2022 - 07:42 AM
    Mrs. Powers was remarkable teacher and person. She loved the church and Kenbridge. She instill values in the students she taught starting with the Pledge of Allegiance and the songs of all the books of the Old and New Testament. She will be missed by many. Prayers for the family.
    Posted by Everett Winn on 05/02/2022 - 07:48 AM
    Margie was truly an icon in Kenbridge. She will be missed, she enjoyed playing bridge and working within her church. RIP
    Posted by Louise Callis on 05/02/2022 - 07:55 AM
    Mrs. Powers was a wonderful person and a great teacher. She always greeted you with such a big smile. We will all miss her.
    Posted by Leslie Blackburn Osborne on 05/02/2022 - 08:08 AM
    Marjorie Powers, was the perfect example of a "Lady" in every way. Beautiful, kind, respectful, had impeccable manners and morals and will certainly be missed. She has earned, her right hand seat, next to GOD and I am so proud to have known her. Rest in peace sweet friend.
    Posted by Sara L Curley on 05/02/2022 - 08:25 AM
    You always greeted us warmly, extended a friendly hand and gave a loving smile. Thank you. We are great evil having known you.
    Posted by Bob and Carol Smith on 05/02/2022 - 09:01 AM
    So sorry for the families lose she was one of the most beautiful souls I've ever had the pleasure to met
    Posted by Martha Sweitzer on 05/02/2022 - 10:29 AM
    Marjorie was an outstanding teacher and also citizen of our town. The entire time I was mayor she was always concerned for other people and situations that would help someone else and not her. We need more people with the love and concern for our community like Marjorie Powers had. She will be missed by many people. Rest in peace I love you.
    Posted by Dicky Harris on 05/02/2022 - 01:04 PM
    Marjorie will be missed by thousands. She had a heart of gold. She was made out of good material, and led a long productive life.
    Posted by Rick and Melva Whitmore on 05/02/2022 - 04:09 PM
    Always a treat to see Mrs Marjorie at church. We were there visiting our in-laws Steven and Allison Hite. She always had that big smile, twinkling eyes and the red lipstick . We feel honored that we were able to enjoy her in our lives! She Will be remembered for her love. 🙏🏼❤️
    Posted by Jerry Hylton on 05/04/2022 - 09:52 AM
    Mrs. Powers touched so many lives. She was Headmistress at Kenbridge Day School during my first few years of school. She was stern, yet patient and loving. She will be missed by all who knew her!
    Posted by Sara Harris Atkins on 05/04/2022 - 02:40 PM
    Margie was one of the first people we met in Kembridge. She was very kind and welcoming when we moved there. She will be missed.
    Posted by Monte & Vicki Wheeler on 05/04/2022 - 03:45 PM
    I remember fondly the good old days at Kenbridge Day School. She was a good lady, and I will always remember her smile. Rest In Peace. With Love..
    Posted by Mike Pettry on 05/04/2022 - 05:41 PM
    A special woman deserving of a long life. Margie was blessed with long life. She has so kindly loved and cared for so many along the way. Now, she leaves behind such beautiful memories to comfort those who were a part of her life's journey. May we look forward to the hope of continuing that journey with Margie when God's promises are fulfilled. Acts 24:15; Psalms 37:29 Condolences to all of Margie's loved ones.
    Posted by Annie Spell on 05/05/2022 - 01:27 AM
    Mrs. Powers was one in a million. Always a smile and her remembrance of all her students was unbelievable!! You'll be missed!!!
    Posted by Brenda Hurt Watson on 05/05/2022 - 06:42 PM
    We moved here in 2016 and I remember Margie being introduced to us. She would call in the evening and say "Linda, you and Paul haven't come seen me in a while.why don't ya'll come by for a visit this week?" I would say "We were just thinking the same thing! How about tomorrow afternoon?" (Or whatever worked out best for her.). Paul referred to her as the "Leader of the Blue Hair Mafia". He always said, Don't mess with Margie or Dot, or Margarette, or Suzanne.they'll make one phone call and there will be consequences!! 😂 We are so honored to have known such an amazing Matriarch of this community. She will be missed!!! ❤️
    Posted by Paul & Linda Perusse on 05/14/2022 - 08:13 PM
    Mrs. Powers was a strong influence on my life at Kenbridge Day School. Even years later she knew me and showed appreciation for one of her students. I am glad she was in my life!
    Posted by REV. CHARLES VAUGHAN on 06/03/2022 - 07:59 PM

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    Mrs. Marjorie B. Powers of Kenbridge, VA passed away on Saturday, April 30, 2022, at the age of 105.  She was born in Suffolk, VA on July 22, 1916, and later moved to Zuni, VA. She was preceded in death by her husband H. B. “Jack” Powers, her parents Lena and Percy Bradshaw, and her sister Martha Stephenson Ball.

    Marjorie attended and graduated from Windsor High School in Zuni, VA, and Farmville State Teachers College (Longwood University).

    Marjorie taught 39 years and over 1100 students. She taught at Holland High School, Kenbridge High School and was charter Headmistress at Kenbridge Day School, retiring in 1976.

    In 1944, she married H. B. “Jack” Powers, who had just returned from service in World War II. Marjorie was a member of Kenbridge United Methodist Church since 1950. She was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Women; she taught Bible School and Sunday School. She worked with the Retired Teachers Association Workshop for 20 years, volunteered at the South Hill Hospital and worked with the Salvation Army for 28 years. In 1986 she received the Citizen of the Year Award from the Kenbridge Chamber of Commerce.

    Marjorie is survived by a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

    The family is very grateful for the kindness of the many friends and caregivers who supported Marjorie during her last years, especially her caregivers Joy Baskerville, Kariatu “KayKay” Jabbie and Nicole Foster.

    Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in the Kenbridge Heights Cemetery. Out of concern for others, please wear a mask.

    In lieu of flowers, please consider donations in Marjorie’s memory to Kenbridge United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 926, Kenbridge, VA 23944. Clarke Funeral Home, Kenbridge, in charge of services.

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