Bruce Franklin Powell was born to the late Eddie Lewis and Fanny Powell on March the 27, 1952, in Gulfport Mississippi.
Bruce accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized under the leadership of the late Bishop E McDowell. Bruce was educated at 33rd High School and Gulfport High School.
Bruce loved his country and served in the United States Marine Corps and was later employed at Keesler Air Force base.
Bruce met and married Velda Ann King and from this union were born four children Emmanuel, LaWanda, Eddie, and Annjeanetta.
He passed away on Tuesday, April 18, 2023, in Gulfport, MS. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son Shannon, and his sister Cenia Owens.
He leaves to cherish his memories Clifton King, Emmanuel King, both of Gulfport MS, Eddie Powell of Las Vegas NV, a devoted daughter LaWanda Powell of Gulfport MS, Annjeanetta (Bradley) Grayson of Austin TX, eleven grandchildren Cierra, Te'a, Catlin, Ikera, Shannon, Toyrion, Audrianna, Bradley, Braden, Cali, and Samuel, four sisters: including a devoted big sister, Alonza Bryant; Yvonne Harris of Gulfport MS, EveVester (Joseph) Watkins of Detroit MI, Linda (Larone) Smith of D'Iberville MS, two brothers: Avery Powell of Detroit, MI, Maurice (Tonia) Powell of Gulfport MS, one aunt, Rosie Lee Glenn of Indianapolis, IN, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other family, and friends.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 29, 2023, at Mc Dowell Memorial Church of God in Christ, at 11:00 am. Visitation will begin at 10:00 am.
Infinity Funeral Home extends our sincere condolences to the family of Mr. Bruce F. Powell.
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