September 1, 1953 - October 2, 2019
Martha Powell Jasso (66) our beloved mother and sister departed her earthly home into God's hands on Wednesday, October 2nd. For over a year, Mom was in hospice. She always showed strength and love as she battled the ups and downs associated with her illness, ultimately succumbing to complications from a stroke.
There will be a graveside service 2pm October 19th at Zion Baptist Church Cemetery (974 Zion Church Road Skippers Virginia). The family will provide refreshments and receive friends to celebrate Martha's life in the Fellowship Hall until 4:30 p.m. We welcome any pictures and stories of our mother you'd like to share.
Mom enjoyed collecting Angels, watching QVC and Hallmark, observing Birds and other wildlife on her many feeders. Her favorite thing was visiting with her children, grandchildren and staying connected with family and friends.
Martha was born in Salisbury, North Carolina, however, enjoyed Texas for many years before returning to Virginia. She loved her time in Emporia, Virginia working as a Radiologist Assistant in the local hospital while caring for her aging parents. Mom ultimately settled in the Greensboro, NC area to be closer to her three grandchildren.
In addition to her parents Posey Odell Powell (2011) and Betty Ray Powell (2001) she is preceded in death by her brother Mitchell Ray Powell (2015).
Surviving are her Daughters Wendy Conner (Tony) of Julian, NC and Debra Barnes (Chris) of McLeansville, NC; Father of her children Joseph Boyette of Greensboro, NC; Grandchildren Shelby, Krandle, Emily and Christopher; Sister Patricia Earnhardt (Jerry) of Emporia, VA; Brother Terry Powell (Wanda) of Emporia, VA; Sister-in-law Melanie Powell of Skippers, VA; Nephews Tommy, Carl and Robert; Nieces Crystal, Michelle, Caitlin and Lindsey; and several greatnephews and greatnieces she adored.
We cannot thank the nurses and staff of the Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell enough as we witnessed their love and compassion to our mother during her final days.
Mom will forever be in our hearts but we know that she is pain-free surrounded by her family that has gone before and is in the presence of our Lord and Saviour.
Flowers can be sent to Echols Funeral Home, 806 Brunswick Ave, Emporia, VA or In Memory Of Mom donations can be made to Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell (www.hospiceac.org)
Online condolences may be left at echolsfuneralhome.com.
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