Theresa Powell of Stamford, CT, born February 14, 1931, in Fairmont, NC to Guy Taylor Sr. and Emma Jones Taylor departed this earthly life on Thursday, December 2, 2021 peacefully at her home. In her early years, she travelled from Fairmont, NC to New York City, where she lived for a while before she settled in Stamford, CT. She was married to the late Tal-madge Foster Powell with whom she had five beautiful children, four boys and one girl. She joined First Baptist Church on North Main Street in Fairmont, NC at an early age but became a member of House of Prophecies and Prayer in Norwalk, CT under Pastor Sadie Miles later in life where she remained a faithful member and supporter until her health began to decline. While she was healthy, she worked as an Au Pair. She was a loving, caring, supportive mother, grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. Warm and openhearted, Mrs. Powell always had a listening ear to lend when you needed it and lots of good advice whether you wanted to hear it or not. She loved people, and she loved making them happy. She was strong, she was powerful, she was beyond a blessing to all of those who had the opportunity to know her. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Guy Taylor Sr. and Emma Jones Taylor, her Brothers, R.C., Guy Jr., John Charles QC), William, and Robert Taylor and her Sisters, Bernice McAuthur, Louise Bristow, Martha Robinson, and Hattie Marie Livingston. She was also preceded in death by three of her children, Larry Talmadge Powell, Ronald Gene Powell and William Harrison Powell and two grandchildren, Talmadge Foster Powell and Ronald Gene Powell, Jr.
Theresa leaves to carry on her legacy, her children, Lynette Powell-Mataldi (Azariah) of Stamford, CT and Steven Powell (Sharon) of Stratford, CT. her sister, Janice Taylor-Graham of Fairmont, NC, two daughters- in- law, Eva Powell of Westport, CT, and Janet Powell of New Haven, CT. She also leaves 19 grandchildren, 43+ great-grandchildren, 26+ great great grandchildren and three sisters-in-law, Barbara Sue Taylor, Margie Taylor, Dorothy (Dot) Taylor and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.