Geraldine Smith Powell

Geraldine Smith Powell 98, of Bowling Green passed away Thursday, July 31, 2014 at Greenview Regional Hospital at 3:51 a.m.


Gerry was born December 13, 1915 in Nashville, TN. She was preceded in death by her husband Felix Lawrence Powell, her parents John Wesley and Sallie Halfacre Smith, two sisters Cornelia M. Craighead and Lillian D. James, three brothers A. Lamar Smith, John W. Smith, Jr. and Morris A. Smith.


Gerry was retired head cook at Pearl High School and the Teenage Parent Program in Nashville, TN. She was a wonderful seamstress and member of the Lee Chapel AME in Nashville, TN and was baptized at an early age at Westwood Baptist Church in Nashville, TN. The family would like to thank the special caregivers Patricia Duvall, Margaret Mahone and Eva Gibson.


Survivors include her children Phyllis G. Sweatt (Ronald) of Bowling Green, Felix L. Powell (Shigeko) of Columbus, OH, Kenneth Powell (Helen) of Nashville, TN and Brenda M. Powell of California. One brother Harold M. Smith of Nashville, TN, one sister-in-law Susie Majors of Nashville, TN, Four grandchildren, several great grandchildren and several great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews and cousins. A special person considered part of the family Nguyen Hoang of Bowling Green.


Funeral services will be Tuesday August 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Bowling Green. Visitation will begin Monday from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the church and Tuesday from 11:00 am until time of services at the church. Burial will be in Bowling Green Gardens.


J. C. Kirby and Son Lovers Lane Chapel is in charge of arrangements.