Barbara Ann Melton Powell



Barbara Ann Melton Powell, 80, of Rocky Point passed from her earthly life on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at her home.

She was born September 5, 1937 in Wilmington, NC, one of twelve children of William Henry and Lillie George Melton. In addition to her parents, Barbara was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 59 years, Robert H. Powell, Sr.; daughter, Diane Powell; grandson, Michael Dale Powell; and great granddaughter, Chloe Marie Edens.

Barbara leaves to cherish her memory her children, Cindy Goodwyn (Bill), Robert “Bobby” Powell (Becky), Rebecca Meshaw (Terry), and Michael Powell (Sandy); grandchildren, Matthew Goodwyn (Heather), Brittany Edens (Josh), Chris Powell, Racheal Allen, Jill Allen, Michael Conte (Kira), Ashley Chitwood, and Bradley Wright; sisters, Shirley Lassiter and Rowena Williams; brothers, Larry “Buddy” Melton (Linda) and John Melton (Christy); and numerous nieces and nephews.

She along with her husband, Robert, were members of Springview Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.

Faith, family, food and kindness are the words that come to mind when thinking of Barbara. She was a joy to know as she always saw the good on others. Barbara had a blessed life and was ready to go home to be with her beloved Robert.

A graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 20, 2018 at Seagate Cemetery, 52nd Street, Wilmington, NC with Rev. Rodney Knowles conducting the service. At 11:00 a.m. following the graveside service there will be a memorial service at Springview Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church, 801 N. College Road, Wilmington commemorating Barbara’s life. The Rev. Rodney Knowles will conduct the service. Family and friends will share memories following the memorial service.

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Quinn-McGowen Funeral Home of Burgaw.